The following entry is part of a commentary on Ezekiel 36-39, which is fictionalized in my book, The Last Aliyah – Book 1 of The Time of Jacob’s Trouble trilogy.
Ezekiel 38:6 – Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: [and] many people with thee.
Gomer and all his bands can be expanded to include Gomer’s sons enumerated in Genesis 10:3, namely Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah.
Gomer was the predecessor to the Cimmerians who in turn were the predecessors to the Germans, who settled north of the Black Sea in the Rhine and Danube valleys.
Togarmah is the region of Turkey and Armenia in Central Asia (who still refer to themselves as the House of Togarmah today).
Ashkenaz is the area of East Germany, Poland, Czechoslavakia and the other Slavic regions.
Riphath evidently settled in the Rhiphaean mountains or the Riphoean mountains in Russia, and were the ancestors of the Paphlagonians.
Today, these areas are basically Turkey, the Islamic republics south of Russia, and even parts of Europe and Germany.
The most interesting one of the bunch is Germany, which is still part of the European Union, which doesn’t have much of a military. However, as the socialist policies continue to bankrupt the European Union, Germany may pull out before all her resources are sapped. In the end, they could end up siding with Russia than surrendering more of her sovereignty to the European Union.