International Relations

Crimean Vote to Secede from Ukraine Passes, Crimea to Join Russia in Move Deemed Illegal by the West

93% of voters have elected to join the Russian Federation according to a statement by the Crimean Election Commission. Arseniy Yatsenyuk, new Prime Minister of the Ukraine, stated that the Ukraine would not recognize the results of the referendum and added, “Also taking part in the performance are 21,000 Russian troops, who with their guns […]

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The Cold War: The Marshall Plan (1947-1952)

The end of World War II and the devastation experienced by the nations of Europe left it fertile ground for revolution, particularly a communist revolution. The United States became concerned with the spread of communism in the former occupied nations of Europe and this led to the formation of the “Marshall Plan” for Europe’s postwar […]

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