Russian demagogue, Alexander Dugin, has virtually made a religion out of the conflict between global continental land power and global sea trading power.
The whole notion of “land power” is nothing but a Russian version of the Third Reich, because, according to geopolitical theory, Eurasia (as ruled by a belligerent Russia) is the central heartland of the great world island landmass comprising of Africa and Europe-Asia. Like that old plan of Czar Peter the Great (now said to be false), if Russia can control Egypt, it can control the world. Today, we know that a stream of trade passes through the Suez Canal, so Egypt is an economic prize for choking “sea power” in geopolitical terms.
But none of this is new.
9 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
11 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
The Bible has predicted everything about Russia, the Russian leader and their ambitions. We read about Egypt in Daniel and in Ezekiel 38 & 39. It is clear that the Russians will get that far, and will go into Israel.
Now, is “sea power” evil like Dugin implies? Or is he in fact fast coming against God and His people by rejecting the sea-ward English-speaking Christians?
First, we find that the ships of Chittim are to come against the Eastern Antichrist power. On that basis, the Russians would definitely want to reject “sea power”, which is their enemy.
Next, they would want to reject the power that came against Russia during the Crimean War, i.e. the Protestant British Empire. As Sir Walter Raleigh said, “he that commands the sea, commands the trade, and he that is lord of the trade of the world is lord of the wealth of the world.”
Again, the leading thinker for American naval power, Alfred Thayer Mahan, wrote a Christian book, “The Harvest Within”. Another reason for Russia to both fear American naval power AND their religion.
And again, “Then thou shalt see, and flow together, and thine heart shall fear, and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea shall be converted unto thee, the forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee.” (Isaiah 60:5).
So it makes sense that Dugin would want to make war against “sea power”, because he can make “land power” equal to the self interest of Russian imperial domination.