Is it true that the Russian empire had the potential to be the most powerful nation in the world?

I read on Wikipedia that the Russian empire had the potential to be the most powerful nation on the planet today, even eclipsing the united states, only they did not have such a bad 20th century history. you know like communism and losing ww1 to the German empire.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    They are not even close to the empire of the great Khan

  • sarah
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    But today Putin knew what he was doing in getting Trump elected knowing like all of his businesses he would destroy the nation.  Which he has.  If Russia decided to attack today we are so divided he would probably win.  He has lots of his people making comments on articles in support of Trump and his family knowing they are very corrupt.  A nation dies from the inside as did Rome.  Most people today support Trump knowing his policys will destroy the Post office, CIA and the FBI so we have no support system to protect us.  Even now the military is divided into Right wingers and the Left who will not work together to save the nations.  Qannon has everyone believing people are canabails and eat babies.  So he has pretty much taken over.  The bible fortold he would.  *** Bible Citations ***

    (Daniel 11:44) “But reports out of the east and out of the north will disturb him, and he will go out in a great rage to annihilate and to devote many to destruction.

    Russia is the king of the north and the USA is the king of the South.

  • Archer
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Potential is like saying I could have if only. 

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    The Russian Empire ceased to exist in 1917. It had no external spies of any significance.

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  • 3 months ago

    That's like saying a pack of wolves have the potential to be great sheepherders if only they didn't eat sheep. The point is that potential factors don't count for much when there are other equally potential factors overriding the possibility that they'll ever be anything other than potential.

  • 3 months ago

    Watch China and the economic strategy.

  • Oleg
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    Yes, when it kept Christian orthodox faith, it was seen as the rising star in Europe, as the European states descended into schism, inter-fighting and rebellions after going after enlightment and secularism, which brought schism, inter-fighting and destruction by rebellions.

    For instance a well-known chemist Mendeleev predicted there would be close to 600 millions of people in Russian empire by 2000.

    But due to combination of pride +  accepting godless western pseudo-scientific ideologies, it went the same way as the rest of european countries, producing communism, which was a reaction to imperialism, colonialism, and extreme capitalism (which were excused and covered by Christian appearance), but which destroyed millions by civil/class war, red terror and bad economy, as a result of angry mixture of bandits and rebels coming to power, and taking their anger on the rest, almost destroying orthodox church by the start of WW2.

    However it somewhat united the western europe, who did partially support Hitler and nazis, to fight against the communist threat. In WW2 now the atheist USSR again lost about 27 millions of population and army.

    After the fall of USSR in 1991, after moving towards extreme capitalism, with descent into towards greater poorness, corruption and criminality, 2 failed wars with Czechnya, now Russia has about 144 millions and is mostly a source of mineral resources for the rest of the world and has only an appearance of power and might.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    At one time it appeared Communism was gaining a stronghold and then the Berlin wall feel in the mid eighties. Now the United States has the potential to become one of the greatest nations because it is a God fearing nation. 

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    It was when it was the atheist USSR.

  • 3 months ago

    I think one reason they did not become the dominate nation is because in production they were more worried about quantity over quality. 

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