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A proposal for Ukraine

Dear Ukraine,

I have a constructive proposal for you and I would really like you to consider this. Why don’t we talk about this as grownups and make this happen.

Since your last revolution, you have turned away from your past as the second largest Soviet Republic in the Soviet Union. Taking down Soviet Memorials and Monuments, you want to show the world that is not how you want to be seen by your new partners. That is ok in a democratic world, every country has the right to work on their image and decide for themselves how they want to present themselves.

And it is nothing uncommon. The United States don’t want to be reminded of the atrocities they committed in the Vietnam War, for example. The Netherlands dissociate themselves from being the inventor of Slavery and Apartheid. Modern Germany has worked hard to move away from their past as starting 2 World Wars and being responsible for the Holocaust. So you too have the right to move away from your recent past and history.

In your current narrative, you were forced into being the second largest Soviet Republic and you honor those who fought side by side with Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union as Heroes of your Nation. That is how strong you want to dissociate yourself from your Soviet past. So why don’t we do this completely, Ukraine? We free you from your past as Soviet Republic.and those who don’t want to be part of you are freed from you in the same deal. That is a Win-Win for all involved!

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