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Modern Europe: A Brief Political Analysis Of Ukraine

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Being part of the Soviet Union, it was hard for Ukraine to act upon its own before its independence. After the Russian Revolution, Ukraine declared its independence from Russia on Jan. 28, 1918, and several years of warfare arose with several groups. The Red Army finally was victorious over Kiev, and in 1920 Ukraine became a Soviet republic. In 1922, Ukraine became one of the founders of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Ukraine was one of the most devastated countries from World War II. In 1986 the nation's nuclear power plant at Chernobyl was the site of the world's worst nuclear accident. On 1991, Ukraine finally achieved on granting its independence. The new country's government ...view middle of the document...

Discontent over how Moscow handled the situation revived nationalistic feeling in Ukraine. The country’s west was the region that advocated for independence, and within time they revived this feeling in the rest of Ukraine along with them. In 1988, along with the founding of various political organizations a Ukrainian People’s Movement for Restructuring (known as Rukh) was established to support greater democratization and freedom of speech. By 1990 protest marches and hunger strikes had spread to Kiev.
After the Soviet counter-coup of 1991 failed, Ukrainian people decided to fight for independence because if they didn’t, the opposition would. Later in 1991, the Supreme Council met with speaker Stanyslav Hurenko and announced Ukraine independent. The former Communist Party of Ukraine chairman, Leonid Kravchuk became the president of Ukraine. Economic crisis led Kravchuk to resign in September 1992. Leonid Kuchma became the new president of the Soviet Union. During Kuchma’s presidency, the economy did improve as seen when inflation was brought down.
Viktor Yushchenko was appointed prime minister when Leonid Kuchma was president. In 2004, Kuchma prepared to stand down and Yushchenko emerged as a strong presidential candidate. Kuchma’s successor, Viktor Yanukovych had expected an easy victory. During the campaign and seven weeks before the October 31st election, Yushchenko underwent a physical transformation due to the result of dioxin poisoning. A second vote was then held on November 21st due to the impreciseness of the first round. A day later, Yanukovych was declared the winner. Yushchenko’s supporters could not bear with their lost, so over the next weeks they staged a show of people demonstrating an amount of power never seen in Ukraine. They took the streets, waving banners and clothes in the opposition’s facet, orange. These groups of people assembled to listen to Yushchenko and his political ally Yulia Tymoshenko at Kiev’s independence square. To keep a constant pressure on the authorities, they surrounded parliament and other government buildings. This pressure caused the Supreme Court to annul the first election result, and paved the road for a second vote on December 26th. Viktor Yushchenko won the second election. This came to be known as the Orange Revolution. This revolution stood as a real crisis in Ukraine because it was first saw the passive Ukrainian population stand up for its rights.
Within the year, his administration’s bickering and allegations of corruption degraded Yushchenko’s reformist reputation. He fired Prime Minster Timoshenko in August 2005. The crisis agitated the public's belief in the Orange Revolution, and Yushchenko's continued negligence to governmental corruption further disillusioned the public.
Russia suddenly quadrupled the price of gas sold to Ukraine in January 2006, triggering an energy crisis in the country. Russia was angry at Ukraine's growing pro-Western attitude and its loss of...

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