BueningUkraine

BueningUkraine - Ukrainian Transitional Experience Matthew...

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1 Ukrainian Transitional Experience Matthew Buening
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2 Background Facts Independence Day is August 24,1991 Slightly smaller than Texas 2nd largest in Europe Capital is Kiev
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3 Early History Kievan Rus was once the greatest country in Europe Mongol Invasion in 13 th Century Part of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Imposition of serfdom, Suppression of the Orthodox Church Russian Betrayal
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4 Modern History Partitions of Poland in 1772, 1793, 1795 West split between Russia and Austria Following the fall of imperial Russia, Ukraine experienced a short lived independence Ended by Polish-Soviet War Following World War II, the country was united under Soviet rule Famous People- Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev
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5 East and West East Favors ties with Russia More Urban and Industrial ex: Sumy and Poltava Better transportation Closer to large industrial centers West Favors ties with the West More agricultural Higher rates of poverty
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6 Ukrainian Government Parliamentary Democracy President and Prime Minister 450 seat parliament- Rada
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