The 20th century was a century of political strife struggles between political ideologies, like fascism, socialism and so on. I believe the 21st century will be one of economic strife. In observing the Ukraine situation, I think this is really just a struggle between the EU and IMF verse Russia. I think this is just going to be the first battle over who will control world capital in the 21st century. Whether it will be the EU and the west, or whether it will be the B.R.I.C.S nations. I think viewing this through a political lens of the 20th century is wrong. What are your opinions?