Home / Europe / Potential Crimea Sovereignty Change Fits With 1000 Years of European History
Print Friendly and PDF

Potential Crimea Sovereignty Change Fits With 1000 Years of European History

Posted on March 18, 2014

The borders of Europe have been static since the breakups of the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, and the reunification of Germany, but look set to shift shortly, if the Duma in Moscow ratifies the stated desire of a Crimean majority to quit Ukraine for Russia. But a broader perspective, taking into account the past 1,000 years of European history, shows that change on the continent has been a near-constant.

Watch on Loiter.co as Centennia Historical Atlas software condenses Europe’s history into a 3 ½-minute video representing the shifting borders from A.D. 1,000 through 2003:

Continue Reading on blogs.marketwatch.com

Print Friendly and PDF

Posting Policy:
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse. Read more.

5 thoughts on “Potential Crimea Sovereignty Change Fits With 1000 Years of European History

  1. Phillip the Bruce says:

    Very interesting. I look at "Germany" from the 1400's to around 1800, and somewhat, though to a lesser extent up to 1875, and I think "Why can't the whole world be like that?"

  2. oldgringo says:

    Interesting indeed…Before the mid 1800's the area known today as Germany was a hodge podge of confederations…All united to become one Germany around 1870 or so…I find this interesting as my Grandfather imigrated from Germany at about this latest time frame finally settling in Nebraska…He married a swedish immigrants daughter and they had 9 children with only one uncle now surviving…Such is history!

  3. Amazing video….yep I don't know why this would be a concern to Americans anyway. Certainly not worth fighting WWIII over.

    I always thought people had a right to self determination….if not we would still be a colony of England.

  4. Not Worried says:

    The military-industrial complex continues it quest for more war and more conflict. It seems the people of Crimea want to be part of Russia and now they will have the chance to change. Some people want democracy but only on their own conditions. That is illogical. But, the rich and privileged have to do something with their time and money. So, it seems, they too often choose to make other people unhappy and oppressed. When enough people get ticked off they will rise up and make changes. Conditions are simply NOT BAD ENOUGH.

  5. Dale left coast says:

    So you were OK with the referendum . . . which asked only two questions . . .

    Do you want to join Russia ?
    Do you want to return to 1992 status?

    What about the Staus Quo? Was NOT on the ballot . . . what about the transparent ballot boxes, Russian Soldiers at every polling station and ballots that did not fold. How would you have voted?

    In 1994 Russia signed an agreement guaranteeing Ukraine Border Security . . . nothing is forever these days . . . even the USA has become a shadow of its former self . . . as the Comm Organizer stumbles through his mandate.