History of Ukraine
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Present status - An unwinnable conflict is in progress in the second largest country within Europe, the first largest being Russia Ukraine’s ex partner within the dissolved by peoples choice Soviet Union (USSR).
After the disintegration of the Soviet Union (by the final choice and will of the Russian People themselves) Ukraine, all the Baltic States and Russia had the freedom to choose where their future lay.
The complexity over territorial defence political and social grouping was still to be finalised after the majority of Russian people rejected the USSR (and the localised ongoing conflict over changes to territory were still be resolved) when both ‘patience’ and diplomacy failed, to be replaced by an unnecessary urgency to resolve the evolving situation by force of arms because of the ‘fear’ that Ukraine may become a threat by choosing to defend itself by means unacceptable to foreign politicians.
The eight year political and military war over the Russian Separatist Donetsk and Luhansk (Donbas) areas of Ukraine was left to fester to conflict which exasperated the situation.
The force of arms situation is always unwinnable as to win you must have first won the will of the people that will be under your control, not lose it from the start and to have them hate you. Wars are won by be freeing people not enslaving them. Every Empire has eventually learned that lesson the hard way. In the twenty first century it is the same premise.
The premise and will of any honourable soldier is to defend the society, culture, country and people. Attacking neighbours will only make their own soldiers do the same. After the outcome of any war the winners will be judged by the many not the few. And the few, have to live on this Planet with the many.
To Defend both the peoples of Ukraine and Russia who have a shared social history - Halt unwinnable political aggression.
Honour is defending Civilians not attacking them.
Suggested reading for all World Leaders and Students of History
- End Game of the 21st century?-
Geopolitics and World Security. ‘US and Them Mindset’.
NATO exists to confront the threat of the Soviet Union dictatorship and doctorine, after the defeat of the Nazi regime dictatorship and doctorine in Europe after World War Two. An attack on one member of the treaty constitutes an attack on all members of the treaty. The Soviet Union no longer exists, or its dictatorship or doctorine, although NATO and Russia are still playing the Geopolitics of that time as the mindset has not changed, and both areas still see the other as a threat and act accordingly.
To end the mindset of threat and Cold/Hot Wars the logical course would have been for Russia to actually join NATO itself and therefore secure its border forever, thus ending the threat of mutual destruction. One war can end all wars peacefully, or through total annihilation. A choice politicians must make. The mindset and perception as to who or what is the ‘enemy’ is the only thing stopping pointless conflicts and is itself a ghost of past governments and their deeds. The ‘enemy’ is War itself, and the fear and anger still lingering from historical conflicts.
Ukraine and the suffering of its population and also the suffering of young soldiers sent to fight there in the name of geopolitics and a Soviet Union that no longer exists could be a turning point in ending all future wars, one way or the other. It only takes a change of mindset from the Russian leadership.