Mika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2926 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1786 times:
Despite the accuracy (or inaccuracy) of these allegations one thing has changed; at least on paper a pro russia Ukraine became a pro EU one. And this is positive for future development of Ukraine i think.
However it is really sad to see that corruption is live and well in the new government aswell..but maybe it's naive to believe that a 15 year old country can ridden itself from the soviet grip and way of life that held it for a long time. You have to remember that all these ex soviet states are still very young nations and will require time and effort to become efficient and prosperous.
AM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1863 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1734 times:
Quoting Mika (Reply 1): ..but maybe it's naive to believe that a 15 year old country can ridden itself from the soviet grip and way of life that held it for a long time.
I think Mika has hit the nail in the head. Democratic culture won't be established all of a sudden. Same thing happens in Mexico, after 5 years of real democratic government nothing has changed drastically... it's a process rather than an overnight miracle. Best of luck to Ukraine.
Quoting Stall (Reply 2): It has taken centuries for democratic nations to find system that work properly
StarCruiser From United States of America, joined May 2004, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1682 times:
You tell me what country doesn't have corrupt and incompetent politicians. The USA certainly takes the cake despite its protestations to the contrary. Spreading democracy and freedom, my ass. It's more like raping the world to provide for the rich and powerful. Our government is a disgrace and the whole world knows it. Let's hope the next administration will try to right the idiotic policies of the current one. We can't afford another Bush, and I mean that literally! He is the single worst president in history IMO. I'm sure even his father shakes his head.