The Crimean Crisis of 2014 has ended! The armies of Russia have withdrawn and annexed Crimea. Why, though?
The country of Ukraine has been dealing with protests due to civil unrest and government corruption. The protests have mostly taken place in Kiev. The military attacked protesters with guns and bombs, not unlike the Egyptian Revolutions of 2011 and 2013. The streets were filled with flames and gunpowder. Cars and trucks were overturned from explosions. Eventually, the protesters got their way. They overthrew the old government and got a new one. The country of Russia refuses to recognize the new government, however. Speaking of Russia, president Vladimir Putin had sent in military to take care of the problems in Ukraine and Crimea. They managed to sort things out. Eventually, Russia annexed Crimea. In other words, they made Crimea part of Russia.
If you were in this situation, what would you do? Would you protest, or react nonviolently? That’s what other countries are asking each other. Hopefully, this will never happen again, or at least for a long time. If it does, the world will be ready.