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In early 2014, sparked by an assault by their government on peaceful students, Ukrainians rose up against a deeply corrupt, Moscow-backed regime. Initially demonstrating under the banner of EU integration, the Maidan protesters proclaimed their right to a dignified existence; they learned to organize, to act collectively, to become a civil society. Most prominently, they established a new Ukrainian identity: territorial, inclusive, and present-focused with powerful mobilizing symbols.

Driven by an urban "bourgeoisie" that rejected the hierarchies of industrial society in favor of a postmodern heterarchy, a previously passive post-Soviet country experienced a profound social revolution that generated new senses: "Dignity" and "fairness" became rallying cries for millions. Europe as the symbolic target of political aspiration gradually faded, but the impact (including on Europe) of Ukraine's revolution remained. When Russia invaded-illegally annexing Crimea and then feeding continuous military conflict in the Donbas-Ukrainians responded with a massive volunteer effort and touching patriotism. In the process, they transformed their country, the region, and indeed the world.

©2019 Ibidem-Verlag, Stuttgart (P)2019 Tantor
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  • Categories: History

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Says he is a Christian but totally ignores God

The book is informative when it stays in the realm of history but the constant harping about the uniqueness in greatness of the Maidan is excessive. The author did not even look at the religious aspect the faith of the Ukrainian people. That is in my opinion the reason revolution did not degenerate into a reign of Terror. Just like the American revolution.

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An accurate account of the events

Thank you for sharing part of your journey. I am incredibly greatful for this recounting of events, and helping set the record straight! Слава Україні і героям слава!

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