Only a drop into the sea…

It seems so easy to declare independence today every minority claims its “lawful right” for autonomy. Other than demanding the right for self-determination, there are a lot of responsibilities accompanied this right. The primer goal is to guarantee the safety of its civilians, by providing them with security forces, health centers, education systems and solid economic market. Apparently, the new state doesn’t encounter any significant obstacles, since the “new born” state is actually the successor of the original country. Therefore the segmentation of states in Europe isn’t s a new phenomenon. Moreover, in the last two decades, Europe received in open arms Serbia, Croatia, Slavonia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina which are all heirs of what use to be known as the Federal Social Republic of Yugoslavia. Just a year later Czechoslovakia found itself in a similar situation, deciding to split into two, and as a result the world welcomed aboard Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Independant statesHence to that there are many more regions awaiting silently to reach out and to announce their independence worldwide, districts such as the Basque in Spain, Abkhazia in Georgia, Aland Islands in Finland, Transnisrtia in Moldova and the Kosovo in Serbia. In addition to that, there are still so many different nations living together nowadays. This situation might turn into a very fragile texture as it is already happing in Quebec, Canada. The French district is already protesting in order to win its own independence and to get world acknowledge for sovereignty. Apart from Quebec there is Chechnya of Dagestan which uses violent instruments to gain their liberation from the Russian Federation. Along with them are Palestine, Tibet and North of Ireland. The crisis in Ukraine is just a one of the many vicissitudes in the world.

On beyond the surface it looks as if the Ukraine’s situation is by far different than the above mentioned. Is it really so? Ukraine today is actually composed of two parts that were attached after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 it was never one state as it is known nowadays. Therefore there’s a huge dispute in the country regarding political ideologies in its borders. Furthermore, Crimea was given to the Ukrainian providence in 1954 by the Russian’s providence as a good will of 300 years of co-residence. In addition, today it was suggested that the Crimean will decide over their future nationality by a referendum. As it seems by this moment they prefer the Russians over the Ukrainians. I guess the next question what will be what will become of the West and East of Ukraine? Will it stay under the same regime? Will it split into two states? Will the East of Ukraine be united with Russia? Since, I am not a prophet only time will tell…

Danielle Antebi