Hi, are we supposed to be taking notes from the Pathways notes? If so, what pages?
\those are from last term
Oops... My support teacher told me that Chapter 8 was a Term 2 assignment. I guess I don't have so much work to do this term. :D
I believe that the crisis in Ukraine will invole the U.S because they have to told Russia that if they advance in Ukraine U.S will take military action. So lately Russia marched into Ukraine and U.S is giving its final warning or I believe that they will try to help Ukraine. If the Americans do send it troops, then I think Russia will retreat because Russia woulnt gain a whole lot from fighting the states and possibly its allies.
I sure hope you're right that Russia will back down...but either way, I've got my fingers crossed everyone clears out and lets the Ukrainians deal with their own politics.
From what I've read, seen and heard the Ukraine president has a stronger liking for the Russians at the moment because they are offering him substantial financial assistance. The Ukraine citizens however are protesting against the idea of getting help from Russia. The president ordered his men to kill the protesters, which was a terrible play on his part. This quickly attracted the Russians and the UN. Russia stormed into the Ukraine, taking control of government buildings and military bases in south eastern parts of Crimea. Since the Ukraine is it's own country with its own rights, the UN are telling Russia to stand down, threatening to stop all trade with them. As of now the UN and Russia are discussing a peaceful solution. So I think that the Ukraine disaster will hopefully come to an end soon, and not end up in an all out world war.
Great summary Nathan. I too am hoping for a peaceful resolution.
At the moment I am not really sure at how I think it will end because there is action on both sides. First of all, the political leaders have been leaning more toward the side of Russia, and even fled there during the dispute. However, the citizens of the Ukraine aren't pleased with that idea, and you cant have a country if it is divided, it needs to be at peace. So if they actually listened to the people, who should also be willing to make sacrifices, they could end this problem in the near future, and not have to start another battle.
That's one of the biggest challenges of running a nation, having to deal with opposing views on national issues. I too hope that the Ukrainian people are given a chance to figure it out themselves.
Firstly, I haven't really been paying a whole lot of attention to the whole situation in Ukraine so I haven't had long to develop a strong opinion on it.
Anyways, I guess things could go a number of ways;
One being that the protesters could overthrow the government there and get the president thrown out, it's not like revolutions haven't succeeded before.
Two, the president could not be thrown out and the protest could end for whatever reason. Perhaps the military/police forces there could push them back or the protestors/rioters lose hope and give up, sometimes these things just blow over like the whole "Occupy Wall Street" thing seemingly did.
…or of course Russia could invade Ukraine in its time of weakness and sh-.. things could hit the fan.
I honestly I don't know though, things could be fine and some sort of peace could return to Ukraine or things could get crazier. Like I said earlier I really don't know have a super strong opinion here from lack of knowledge, this is all I can really come up with.
- Laura P.
Very plausible scenarios Laura. Well done.
From the sounds of it, I think that Russia will be ending up “winning” this fight for power. Considering how fast they’ve reacted and how they have already sent troupes into the Ukraine, I don’t think they’re going to give up so easily. Also the Russians may try to make like in the Ukraine very uncomfortable for them by shutting down the water and power supply. Another way this could end, a bit worst way is this could be the start of world war 3. Hopefully that isn’t the outcome of this but who knows.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT!
That is the big question...what will happen next. Whatever it is, lets hope it is a non-violent peaceful end to the crisis.
In my opinion, I don't think this is the start of an all out war. Because of the grusome violence that comes with war, United States has no intentions of getting involved. If U.S. does get involved, they will be careful not to provoke anyone. The rioters are wreaking havoc in the city, but they don't have the weapons to start World War 3. Of course I'm not predicting this, anything can happen, but I think the chances of war are small.
I would agree Thomas. I think an all out international war involving the U.S and Russia is highly unlikely, but stranger things have happened.
The situation that's occurring in the Ukraine right now is very complex and hard to understand. From what I've seen and heard, the people are going through hard times and suffering. This has turned parts of a once beautiful country into a slum of destruction and horror.
Russia storming into Ukraine wasn't a good idea in my opinion, as this action just creates more havoc than there already is! And now with the USA getting into the mess, this could very well be the start of the next World War. Of course, the protests could make a difference, and the violence could stop. It is a very confusing issue, and obviously I can't predict the outcome; however I do hope that it'll end in peace for everybody.
The only good news out of what you wrote is that the entire country hasn't been reduced to "a slum of destruction and horror", but if all out war breaks out within Ukraine's borders, then your description may not be far from the truth.
I really don't know how this could end. But I hope it will resolve itself without a World War. The USA has gotten involved in a few small wars, and it hasn't ended up in a World War, we have avoided one since 1945. I hope history repeats itself in that respect.
The USA certainly has been involved in its fair share of wars, a number in fact since 1945. Even we as Canadians took part in the Korean War from 1950 - 1953. I too hope that no one is sucked into another violent end to a political challenge.
Considering everything on the news and the articles in the paper it looks like World War 3 is starting in the Ukraine. The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, is invading the Ukraine. Only a week before, he tried to make himself look good by hosting the Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The only way for this to end is for the Russians to leave the Ukraine. I think that the U.S. will get involved and try to stop him. Peacekeepers might need to come in and set him straight as well. I’m hoping that there will not be a war and that everything will turn out ok, but that probably won’t happen because nobody agrees that easily anymore.
Deploying Peacekeepers might be an option the UN are looking at. I hope it doesn't lead to that, or worse yet another major war. I'm optimistic things will resolve themselves in time.
I don't think things are going to resolve without the united states of Americas help. Putin is appearing to be mentally unstable and needs to be stopped.
That may be true Jenna, but the Americans need to be wary of getting involved in a major conflict without exhausting all of their diplomatic resources first.
The current political situation in the Ukraine is a complex one, with no easy solution. At the moment the conflict is between Russia and the Ukraine, particularly over Crimea. Geographically, the Ukraine is situated between Russia and Europe. Crimea is a peninsula and serves as the main naval port for Ukraine. Historically Russia has used Crimea for its naval base and so it has an interest in maintaining some control. Ukraine wants to maintain its own identity. The difficulty is being stuck between the two powers of Europe and Russia. It seems that Ukraine has to choose between Europe and Russia. In the past, different leaders have sided with one or the other but this shifting of allegiances makes Ukraine unstable politically.
I believe that while threatening to remove Russia from the G8 if they continue to physically interfere is fine, direct intervention by any other party (other than the UN, which should be neutral) would only complicate things further. The only groups appropriate to respond to Russia being there are neutral peacekeeping groups or Europe; other countries or political groups should not intervene.
Here, here Matthew. Well put. You are correct, it does need to be a neutral party intervening on behalf of all the international nations, and not two super powers facing off on the coast of the Black Sea. Well thought out and written!
Taking into everything I have learned and know about the crisis in the Ukraine I don’t think this will end in war. (I’m not saying it can’t) There will be no doubt more killings and protesting but with countries such as the united states of America and Canada wanting a peace full end to this and even the U.S.A warning Russia if they do attack they will face diplomatic troubles. I think Russia won’t start a full war on Ukraine, especially since it might cause a lot of dislike for Russia and it could maybe even start a worldwide war on Russia. I don’t think they would risk that. (I am taking into thought that Russia`s active military now is 143.1 million troops vs Ukraine`s military 45.6.)
Who knows how this will end, it could be war or it could be peace. This is just my thoughts.
Very well thought out and written Winston. Good facts and plausible scenarios.
I think the situation that is happening right now in the Ukraine is not going to end soon. It will probably last at least a few months, and may very well start a civil war between those in the Ukraine that are pro-Russian and those that aren't. Even though there is an election scheduled for May 25th, Russia will probably still have their military there protecting the interests of Russian Ukrainians. If they have to, the USA may fight to try to get Russia to leave the Ukraine. Hopefully this will not start World War III.
Great post Mason. I really hope the US keeps its nose out of it, and lets the entire International Community take the lead on pressuring Russia to leave.
The Ukraine is on the edge of financial disaster. They need billions of dollars to continue to survive. Could Puttin be possibly stepping in to help?
In this conflict I would love to see a peaceful resolution. Where Russia actually helps the Ukraine regains its financial stability and stay an autonomous country. Ukraine needs help and this could come from any number of countries; the USA, China or Japan. I can understand if Russia wanted to help.
This would mean that Putin was using this conflict as a way of intimidating the new Ukrainian government into creating promises that would guarantee greater sovereignty for Crimea. Russia then would have an important role in the new government for eastern regions more oriented toward Russia than the West.
With the world watching the Ukraine conflict, it has the opportunity to create some form of commerce and trade. Countries will now want to help the Ukraine.
Good job Darla. You took a very different approach and I appreciate you taking a different angle than others. Well done.
I think that the crisis in Ukraine will end with Russia taking over at least part of Ukraine. I don’t think that Obama, President of the United States, wants to get involved in a possible civil war in Ukraine. Russia wants to keep their port on the Black Sea if Ukraine isn’t completely conquered, and they want to conquer all of Ukraine, which has been theirs in the past.
Very logical David, I too could see things shaking down like. Crimea has such a high percentage of Russian citizens and it's Black Sea Fleet stationed there already, so your proposal is very probable.
I think this will end with a war between Ukraine, Russia, the European Union, and possibly the US. Most of Ukraine is in favor of establishing agreements with the European Union, but since there are people in Ukraine who support having close ties with Russia, and especially since Crimea has requested to become part of Russia, I think there will be separatism within Ukraine.
Part of the reason Ukraine’s President Yanukovych moved away from the EU was because Russia threatened him and offered him money if he initiated closer ties with Russia. Also, the European Union was demanding that he release former political opponent, Yulia Tymoshenko, from jail, which would have been key to becoming closer to the EU. Yanukovych was unwilling to do this. I think he was pressured into it by Russia. It wasn’t really his fault that the public had such a strong reaction.
I think President Yanukovych was wrong to leave Ukraine. If he was truly a strong leader, he would have withstood the pressure and made the right desicions. Of course, I’m not in his position and I realize it would be very difficult to maintain good leadership, but he shouldn’t have run away from his problems. That doesn't solve anything. In fact, in this case, that made it worse.
Also, Russia has no business sending troops into Ukraine. They’re poking their nose in where it doesn’t belong. It’s not their country, and besides, violence isn’t the way to solve things. Russia says, well, we have a right to protect our interests. Excuses, excuses.
And the USA shouldn’t be telling Russia what to do. Things are already tense between them.
This should be resolved peacefully. There are a lot of people out there who will probably get frustrated if talking it over has no results, at least temporarily. But I believe that the country leaders are capable of working out a compromise.
Bravo Maia! Your post shows a deeper understanding of the crisis, and you took the time to do additional research to support your opinions. This is exactly the kind of response I would expect from a Grade 11 or 12 student. Great job!
I think that this will possibly end in world war lll, because some countries are probably going to get involved right away, and then later the others will join. Some countries have already joined, ex Russia. The U.S.A is telling them what to do right now, and Russia won't like that so the U.S.A will get pulled into this probably. Maybe they'll be able to work things out PEACEFULLY but I think that there will be war.
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I think that it will end in war. The Russians brought over their soldiers/military to Crimea and Crimea has the Russian Naval base. They don't want to give up the Naval base. The Ukrainines want want Russia to leave them alone.
hmm. i think there will be a war. That is if the Russian's won't back down, of course the U.S would join in most likely Helping the Ukrainians. thus the Ukrainians win and take back what is their's. dannnnggg this is short -makes it longer- ggggggggg....
That is a very hard question to answer. There are many variables to consider. I would like to see everyone calm down and just be more friendly. The world nations could intervene to stop the aggression but then again it could end badly.
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