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Irls Midterm Essay

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Civil unrest plagues many countries around the world. In the Ukraine, there is a civil unrest presenting itself requesting the government to take action on the laws of their realm or be removed from office all together. The Ukrainian government is try to come to an agreement with the United Nations assistance to change laws. Both the government of the Ukraine and the citizens of the Ukraine are becoming very impatient and fearful in the process and use a sense of liberalism, realism, and constructivism to come to a way to handle beliefs on both sides.
The citizens of the Ukraine have called for the ousting of their Prime Minister Mykola Azarov and the government according to the New York Times (Herszenhorn and Kramer 2013). The Ukrainian Parliament has refused to act on impeaching government officials while many protesters have occupied and seized the City Hall and the Cabinet of Ministers office building and have refused to allow entry by these officials. It was also noted by Herszenhorn and Kramer that there is a plan to block the presidential administration and deny entry into the Ukraine Government headquarters.
According to The New York Times, “Since the start of demonstrations on Nov. 22, many protesters, especially students, have been skeptical that elected officials would answer their demands, which were a response to Mr. Yanukovich’s decision not to sign far-reaching political and trade agreements with the European Union that had been in the works for years” (Herszenhorn and Kramer 2013). The parties that are most involved in the process of protests and include student organizations, civic organizations and a total of three radical political opposition party that are leading the demonstration at the government buildings.
It is noted in Jackson (2005) by Alexis de Tocqueville, “It is unbelievable how many systems of morals and politics have been successfully found, forgotten, re-discovered, forgotten again, and to reappear a little later, always charming and surprising the world as if they were new, and bearing witness, not to the fecundity of the human spirit, but to the ignorance of man” (Jackson 2005). This shows to prove that the birth of a new generation of lost values which can result in political turmoil. It appears that this generation has begun to protest the government decision and are working very hard to make the appropriate (in their minds) to make the Ukraine a better place to live, but at the cost of lost values and independence.
In this story, Liberalism is used as a means of protection of the protestor’s civil liberties. To best identify Liberalism, we must define it. According to Merriam-Webster, Liberalism is, a theory in economics emphasizing individual freedom from restraint and usually based on free competition, the self-regulating market, and the gold standard & a political philosophy based on belief in progress, the essential goodness of the human race, and the autonomy of the individual and...

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