hammurabi70 wrote: ↑23 Apr 2020, 10:31
I do not want to encourage violence in Europe but I agree that there are a number of fissures in the political landscape.
Now your original question/query/thought can be interpreted as both 'what if' and 'what might be' scenarios, currently based upon the political situation in Europe.
To give an example of what I mean, (and I'm not trying to promote any pro or anti Europe preference here, just trying to offer ideas), we can take the Polish situation as our 'starting point'. Poland is a member of the European Union, but does not allow Muslim immigration/settlement, in it's borders.
A 'what if' situation might be that Germany, urged by the rise of far-right groups, start to 'push' immigrants towards Poland. Poland then strengthens it's borders to stop this 'influx/invasion', and violence erupts when armed border guards fire on these civilians. Germany, and the EU are naturally outraged, and they send an 'armed response' force to the flashpoint. Tensions get out of hand, and we then have NATO and EU allies 'turning' on each other.
The 'what might be' scenario comes from the fact that immigration, (whether we like it or not), is the current hot topic in Europe, and some countries like Hungary and Poland, blatantly refuse to allow settlement by 'economic' refugees. Poland, (and I'm speaking hypothetically here), takes the step of withdrawing from the EU. It never adopted the Euro as its currency, (similar to the UK retaining Pound Sterling), so doesn't see any problems in withdrawing from a 'currency union' that it isn't in. Poland now sits alone and is making its own free trade deals with other countries, much to the annoyance of certain EU bureaucrats, (whom I won't name, as they are real people
). These EU bureaucrats try to impose sanctions against Poland in the form of 'hiked' import and export duties. Poland decides enough is enough, and severs all oil and natural gas supplies coming from Russia via pipelines, into Western Europe. Germany industrialists pressure their government, and by default, the EU, into taking action. A 'limited' military operation is planned to seize the oil and gas pipeline pumping stations, and resume energy supplies. Incensed by this 'armed invasion' of it's territory, Poland launches an all out offensive against Germany. (As both are still 'technically' NATO allies, both call upon NATO for assistance).
So the question is, (for a gamer), how far do you take these scenarios without getting too political?