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The March 16th referendum is contested, in light of the absence of international monitors. While the West paints Russia’s soft annexation of Crimea as a violation of international law, the Russians posit that Crimea wanted to break from a country they considered hostile. The Ukrainian central government considers this a violation of international law. In the end, with the help of a Russian military intervention, Crimea successfully severed ties. These sort of intrusive actions aren’t necessarily new for Moscow.
Hitherto Ukraine was in a dilemma whether to join the western block or to to under the patronage and shadow of Russia. The Multi ethnic population of Ukraine has different opinions. Some favour Russia and others favour European union. Their choices seems to be motivated by geographic and cultural proximity. The Immediate cause of the current crisis traces its origin to the Ukrainian presidents descision to forfeit an agreement with the european union.
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After the fall of the Russian Empire, in 1921 Crimea became “ The Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic” and unquestionably part of the Soviet Union. In the following decades, Crimea much like the rest of Europe endured the strain of the Second World War, but surprisingly in 1945 it was gifted from Russia to the Ukraine. According to Taylor, there are a couple of possi... ... middle of paper ... .... "To Understand Crimea, Take a Look Back at Its Complicated History." Washingtonpost.com. N.p., 27 Feb. 2014.
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The book, “Blood Done Sign My Name”, has a lot of parallels to the world and how the world deals with issues such as oppression, discrimination, racism, and separation. One of the situations that is happening in the world today that can relate to the situations in the book are the invasions in of the Ukraine by Russia. This has been a pretty big global issue involving Russia threatening to take over parts of the Ukraine, such as Crimea and Kiev, which Russia believes rightfully belongs to them. To lead into both of these, I will give a quick summary of what I am comparing about the two and what the two are about as well as what they have in common. For instance, one of the biggest things about both of these situations is that even though confrontation is starting is a specific area, the intrigue and worry are starting to spread to different parts of the world.