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Time for Ukraine to divide
Sydney Morning Herald [Australia], by Paul Sheehan

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 7/21/2014 9:20:30 PM

Ukraine, as we know it, is dead. The country is irrevocably broken into two by ethnicity, language, geography and now blood. The sooner the people of Ukraine accept this, and the European Community, the Russians and the Americans accept this, the sooner the nation can divide into its two natural parts and move on. It is more than 20 years since the orderly, democratic, bloodless dissolution of Czechoslovakia took place on January 1, 1993, when the Czech Republic and Slovakia came into being as two sovereign nations. Like Ukraine, this was a nation divided with geographic neatness between language and

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Although Ukraine is too weak to keep the Russians out, I doubt they will agree to a partition without a horrific fight.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bpl40, 7/21/2014 9:40:50 PM     (No. 9934542)

This assumes Putin will be satisfied with Eastern Ukraine. Remember "no more territorial ambitions in Europe after Czechoslovakia".

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Reply 2 - Posted by: KTWO, 7/21/2014 9:44:13 PM     (No. 9934546)

Division makes sense but too much is at stake for politicians to accept it.

Kiev rejected negotiations about a week ago, before the airliner was shot down. That doesn´t mean Kiev was the bad guy, it only means that it sensed negotiation would not serve its interests.

In another decade the Hispanics in CA may demand a separate nation. The numbers will be on their side.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Safari Man, 7/21/2014 10:23:51 PM     (No. 9934582)

The United States, as we know it, is dead. The country is irrevocably broken into two by ethnicity, language, geography and soon enough blood. The sooner the people of America accept this, and the rest of the world accepts this, the sooner the nation can divide into its two natural parts and move on.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: The Advocate, 7/21/2014 10:56:33 PM     (No. 9934611)

Ukraine should be divided.
Northern and Eastern Ukraine are ethnically Russian.
Crimea was Russian since 1760 under Catherine the Great.
Khrushchev " gave" the Ukraine to Russia- when it didn´t matter as part of USSR.
When Russia was on its knees in 1991 and again in 1997, the western Looters were over there - Long Term capital was triggered by decline in Russian bonds.
Let Ukraine divide- stop this uncivil civil war.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 7/21/2014 11:08:26 PM     (No. 9934628)

I agree. Split it up and give back to Poland the western part which was stolen from Poland after WWII. The Ukrainians are getting what they deserve after massacring and stealing the land from the Polish people.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 7/22/2014 11:32:10 AM     (No. 9935319)

Hey, Sydney Morning Herald, don´t you agree it´s time for Australia to divide into six "natural parts"?

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