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Ukraine is a republic in southeastern Europe. Although once the center of a powerful empire from the 9th century into the 12th century, for much of modern history, Ukraine has been absorbed or partitioned by its neighbors, most importantly Russia. After World War I led to the Russian Revolution, Ukraine was a founding republic of the Soviet Union. Although it retained nominal self-governance, it was under the direct control of Moscow. During the 1930s, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin had many Ukrainians killed in reprisal for an uprising, and ten years later the Nazis killed many more Ukrainians. Ukraine regained its independence with the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991.
- 1 Ukraine in "The Breaking of Nations"
- 2 Ukraine in The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump
- 3 Ukraine in Crosstime Traffic
- 4 Ukraine in "Drang von Osten"
- 5 Ukraine in The Hot War
- 6 Ukraine in In the Presence of Mine Enemies
- 7 Ukraine in "The Phantom Tolbukhin"
- 8 Ukraine in "Ready for the Fatherland"
- 9 Ukraine in Southern Victory
- 10 Ukraine in Supervolcano
- 11 Ukraine in The War That Came Early
- 12 Ukraine in War World
- 13 Ukraine in Worldwar
- 14 References
Ukraine in "The Breaking of Nations"
Ukraine remained an independent country in 2031, despite the loss of much territory to Russia. Nicole Yoshida, the first President of Pacifica, briefly considered calling the Ukrainian President to compare notes, but decided against it.
Ukraine in The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump
Ukraine was one of the most powerful nations in Europe. By the 20th century, Ukraine had had several border clashes with Muslim countries. The Confederated Provinces' Central Intelligence had determined that Ukraine, Persia, India, and Aztecia were the four most dangerous nations in the world as far as the Confederation was concerned.
Ukraine in Crosstime Traffic
Ukraine in Curious Notions
Ukraine in The Disunited States of America
Ukraine was one of the world's great powers.
Ukraine in "Drang von Osten"
In 2041, a German-led a coalition of various European countries passed through Ukraine to meet China's invasion of Russia. While the coalition was initially successful in meeting the invasion in European Russia, by 2043, the German lines were collapsing, and Chinese troops were making their way into Ukraine.
Ukraine in The Hot War
The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic suffered some during the early months of World War III. In January 1951, the Kiev Military District was mobilized as tensions mounted between the Soviet Union and the United States. Once the ground war erupted in February, Ukrainians were conscripted into the Red Army. On 4 March, the U.S. destroyed the capital Kiev with an atomic bomb. As the war in Europe continued to spend lives, the Soviets grew less picky about the Ukrainians they conscripted, taking older and/or infirm men as soldier.
While the war ended in July, 1952, several Soviet satellites began rising against Soviet rule. By September, 1952, the Ukraine joined them in rebellion, though the official Soviet line was that the Ukraine remained as loyal as ever.
Ukraine in In the Presence of Mine Enemies
Ukraine was part of the Greater German Reich. During World War II, the Reich committed genocide against the Slavic Ukrainians. The remaining handful of Ukrainians were enslaved by the Reich while the Ukraine was made part of the Ostlands and was settled by Germans.
Ukraine in "The Phantom Tolbukhin"
Ukraine in "Ready for the Fatherland"
It was at Zaporozhye in the Ukraine in 1943 that German Field Marshall Erich von Manstein lost his cool and impulsively killed Führer Adolf Hitler during a war council. Manstein took over the German government and signed a peace treaty with the Soviet Union. In the process, the Ukraine was partitioned between the two powers, an arrangement which still persisted in 1979.
Ukraine in Southern Victory
Formerly a Russian province, Ukraine was taken from Russia by Germany at the end of the Great War. It was subject to a brutal German occupation during the confusion of the Russian Civil War. With the outbreak of the Second Great War, Ukraine became a major battlefield. Though nominally allied with the Central Powers, the Ukrainians' allegiances were divided, and during 1942-3 the country was ravaged by partisan bands aligned with one side or the other.
By the end of 1943, Germany had successfully liberated Ukraine from Russian forces.
Ukraine in Supervolcano
Some six years after the eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano, Russia, suffering from harsh winters and a complete failure of agriculture, invaded both Ukraine and Kazakhstan, which were somewhat better off. The Russians used the fact that both countries had historically been under Russian rule as a thin casus belli. Both countries reached out to NATO, but the response was limited at best. The U.S. Secretary of State expressed disapproval of the invasion. Russia effectively told the USA that the invasion was none of its business.
The invasion did not go as hoped. In addition to the cost on the ground, Kazakh special forces were able to infiltrate Russia and blow-up two nuclear power plants. While the explosions did not cause a meltdown on the level of Chernobyl, they did raise the background radiation.
Within time, the war became completely bogged down.
Ukraine in The War That Came Early
Ukraine in War World
After barely a decade of independence, Ukraine was newly absorbed by the renascent Soviet Union.
Ukraine in Worldwar
The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic was one of the republics making up the Soviet Union. During World War II, German forces had stirred up a Ukrainian separatist movement, and over 20 years after the Race Invasion of Tosev 3, the movement was still active, committing acts of violence against Soviet officials and agencies. The rebels were still supported by Germany, which smuggled weapons to them via Romania, as well as by the Race, which smuggled weapons across the Polish border. Nikita Khrushchev was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Ukrainian SSR and its chief political executive official.
One of the first human victories during the original 1942 invasion occurred in Chernobyl, where the German railway gun Dora destroyed two Race starships and, unknowingly, half of the Conquest Fleet's nuclear stockpile.
- And the Last Trump Shall Sound, pg. 36, loc. 516.
- Ibid. pg. 60, loc. 889.
- See, e.g., We Install and Other Stories, loc. 417-820.
- Bombs Away, pgs. 48-49, ebook.
- Ibid., pg. 118.
- Ibid., pg. 161.
- Ibid., pgs. 419-423.
- Armistice, pgs. 319-322.
- See, e.g., Counting Up, Counting Down, pgs. 86-88, TPB.
- Ibid., pg. 91.
- Things Fall Apart, pg. 160.
- Ibid., pg. 163.
- Ibid., pg. 176.
- Ibid., pg. 345.
- Two Fronts, p. 235-237.