Who Won The War? China.

How the expanding superpower has turned Russia into a vassal state.

Joshua Edward
5 min readMar 24, 2023
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Years from now, the West will have eliminated its Russian economic connections, and all things Russian will be even less popular than they were in the 1970s and 80s. Russia’s economy will adjust accordingly, however, because of the enormous help it will get from its new Chinese overlords.

The result will be a new Russian economy and nation that is entirely dependent upon China, and entirely accountable to Beijing.

This new economy will be poorer and technologically backward, but sustainable, and that’s all that matters. State-run Russian media will make the pill easier to swallow for the proud Russian people, who will have little to no idea that their country has become a subject of their neighbors.

The Future Of Russia

China will consume the bulk of Russian exports, and in return, Russian will adopt a fully yuanised financial system, so that their pariah of a currency (Ruble) will be based on one that is globally useful.

The sanctioned leaders of the Russian security services and the military will become the country’s new elite, and most will be veterans of the Ukrainian campaign, thus having no experience of traveling to the West since 2014.



Joshua Edward

Left the USA for Europe as a solo parent and raised a kid in a foreign land.