The People’s Republic of Donetsk

The vote in Donetsk

The vote in Donetsk

The referendum in Donetsk has resulted in 96% of the people voting in favor. According to Donetsk.

Sounds pretty nonsensical. Yes, Russians dominate in the East, but not with such a margin and I can’t really believe such a crucial vote would see such a margin. The Ukraine is an ancient country/region and it seems unlikely that there is nobody there who would want it intact.

Seems to me the Russians are giving the State Department a little of its own medicine.

Competing Empires…..what a bore……

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One thought on “The People’s Republic of Donetsk

  1. When China annexed Tibet from its own self rule they said that they were doing it to liberate them from imperialism (under any sensible definition, both China and Russia qualify as empires). Here’s a quote from the Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet:

    “The Local Government of Tibet did not oppose imperialist deception and provocations, but adopted an unpatriotic attitude towards the great motherland. Under such conditions, the Tibetan nationality and people were plunged into the depths of enslavement and suffering. In 1949, basic victory was achieved on a nation-wide scale in the Chinese people’s war of liberation; the common domestic enemy of all nationalities–the KMT reactionary government–was overthrown; and the common foreign enemy of all nationalities–the aggressive imperialist forces–was driven out. On this basis, the founding of the People’s Republic of China and of the Central People’s Government was announced. In accordance with the Common Programme passed by the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, the Central People’s Government declared that all nationalities within the boundaries of the People’s Republic of China are equal, and that they shall establish unity and mutual aid and oppose imperialism and their own public enemies, so that the People’s Republic of China may become one big family of fraternity and cooperation, composed of all its nationalities.”

    I see quite a few similarities here.

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