After two vicious aggressive attacks upon Russia by Germany in a single lifetime, it seemed reasonable at the time to leave Germany divided. The permanent cession of East Prussia and its port of Königsberg to the USSR was accepted by the US and Great Britain, mostly because it was already a fait accompli. And the thought of a resumed war against our former Uncle Joe Stalin was unthinkable.
The ethnic cleaning that the Soviets inflicted upon the Germans (killing or forcing out 200,000) the importation of the Polish minorities from Byelorus, the Ukraine, and “mother” Russia herself. (from Wiki) was ignored by the West.
From a description of Soviet era Kalinigrad by Allesandro Torello from “SAIA Review of International Affairs Volume 25, Number 1, Winter-Spring 2005:
Tucked away on the Baltic coast is Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave bordered by Lithuania and Poland, both members of the European Union. Once an important Soviet naval base, it has become a passage port for numerous illegal activities. Drug smuggling and human trafficking are the main problems, alongside the smuggling of amber, cigarettes and alcohol. Statistics show the crime rate in the region is 20 percent higher than in mainland Russia, and organized crime controls the illegal activities in the city, fomenting corruption and undermining economic performance. The AIDS incidence in Kaliningrad is the highest in Europe, spread by widespread prostitution and drug use. Tuberculosis and diphtheria are similarly common. Pollution smothers Kaliningrad, spurred by the poor condition of what industry remains and abetted by the region’s investment in technological innovation. Currently one of the poorest areas in Europe—its people are 65 times poorer than the average E.U. citizen—the city is a receptacle of criminality, organized crime and drugs. (Emphasis mine).
IT IS TIME FOR EAST PRUSSIA TO BE RETURNED TO THE GERMAN NATION.
Traditionally in European balance of power diplomacy, Germany was the keystone of any alliance constructed to oppose Russian aggression. With Germany divided, and with East Prussia occupied by the USSR, the implicit palliative was that the USA would replace Germany as the keystone to an alliance system to oppose Soviet or Russian aggression.
70 years later: Germany is unified. It is integrated into the EU. Yet the Russians are allowed still to keep their foot in the door to the heartland of Europe. Kalinigrad (Russian name for East Prussia) remains as a permanent threat on Germany’s left flank. And as such, forces the USA to replace Germany in her traditional role.
The ethnic cleansing done by the Soviets after the war is barely spoken of.
MY PLAN: Russia removes itself form East Prussia. USA removes ourselves from the former Warsaw Pact and USSR Republics.
Germany, France and Britain ought be able to guarantee the Eastern marches of Europe: the Baltics, Poland, Hungary. We do not guarantee those formerly Soviet or Soviet controlled states. But the Europeans do. If there is battle, it will be between Germany and her European allies, and Russia. The battlefield would be, once more in the Blood Lands that suffered so from WW1 through the fall of the USSR. (Geography, unfortunately for them is fixed.)
We remain in NATO but do not deploy into the former Soviet and Warsaw pact states.
In summary East Prussia for US withdrawal to the initial NATO states. Please call to set time for delivery of Nobel Prize.
MY SOLUTION: Russia leaves East Prussia. Königsberg returns to Germany. America withdraws to previous NATO borders.