Most importantly, perhaps, a message has been sent to the Anglo-Saxon establishment, the presumptive leader of the world economy, that all bets are off. Berlin, London and New York – all have been put on notice. If the only result will be to curb U.S. imperialistic ambitions, so much the better and it will not have been in vain.
In what do I base my confidence? The situation at hand reminds me of the fallout which preceded the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Poland, Yugoslavia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, each an insignificant satellite state when taken in isolation, together have succeeded in toppling a first class empire.
If U.S. imperialism can be dealt the same blow, and the odds are better than good, we should all be the winners. Even if it takes an interim "socialist" solution.