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Ukraine’s struggles are intertwined with our own

The new millenium has seen a surge of revolutions. These include the terrorist-driven wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Georgian and Iranian uprisings (crushed by Russia and Iran respectively), and the long list of middle eastern countries whose positions of power changed hands in the so-called Arab Spring.

If things continue to devolve in Ukraine, the former Soviet state may soon follow (TNT 2/22).

Yet Ukraine’s story bears another look. Its present is not unlike our past – a fledgling nation continuing to struggle for independence from an oppressive colonial power – while its future may hold

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