The Undeclared Wars: Genocide War of 1932-1933 vs. Anti-Terroristic War in Ukraine, 2014.

Oleksiy Fesenko,  August 01, 2017


"We cannot understand the western way of war without appreciating the particular characteristics that political authority took on in western Europe (Centeno, 2017)."

                 A great many people in Ukraine are certain that, war is malevolent and to be evaded. While, wars in Ukraine happen over and over again, causing deaths, demolition to property, still the politically biased leaders appear to be looking forward to an opportunity of centralization and usurpation of power 

Serials Spider - exploiter of the poor people was not true.

According to the Internet Encyclopedia of Ukraine, the census of 1927 in 
Ukraine clarified the role of the hired hand in grain production with 'kulaks' engaging 1.5% of the paid employees per family household. The Soviet poster depicts the farmers as the Serial Spiders, in fact it was not true (Deni, 1922).
through the wars of societies. Two such wars in Ukraine are: the War of 1932-1933 (The First War) and the War called the Anti-Terrorist operation that started in 2014 (The Second War). While the War of 1932-1933 in Ukraine and Anti-Terroristic War that started in 2014 are similar in that they both are the Wars of Societies, each of them have different goals, with the First War to spread the Communistic power worldwide through Genocide, with the Second War to separate the territories of Ukraine through the strategic artillery bombing. 

The First War and the Second Wars are similar in that they both are the wars of societies. The first was the war against the 'Kulaks'. In fact, this category included the prosperous households of the agricultural owners. This model followed Brazilian, Canadian and the U.S. models. Not a surprise this category of Ukrainians became the façade of the World capitalism in the eyes of that time local leaders: as the plethoric several waves of the migrants from Ukraine resettled to Canada, USA, and Brazil. Own land had been a dream and motivation for many of them, not the communism. In that way, the war of societies started from setting a goal to eliminate the internal strata of the prospective transformers of the society. Similarly, the Second war started from the latent ‘the political pendulum’ phase of multivectorism that oscillated between Russia and the West, of the mid-90s that finished in 2005 and less lately. Labor migration to East and West tapped the problem of the double citizenship of Ukraine with Russia or Hungary. The two representative societies became Russia and the West. The latent phase had finished in 2014 with the hot phase of the war in the East of Ukraine. In both cases, the War has far exceeded the sociological limit of 1000 casualties per year, had the latent phases, and the conscious decisions have been taken by the governments with the reported 3 000 Russian troops in the East of Ukraine (Sharman, August 24, 2017). These two wars have more than the division of society on the representative groups in common they both have the comparable participant having their specific goals. The goal of the First war was Genocide, to eliminate the entire category of citizens - the prospering farmers called the 'kulaks'.

 U.S.S.R. lacked the unlimited influence on the entire population, had no authority to disrupt the farmers and redistribute the fertile Ukrainian land to the collective farmers. Therefore, this ‘Iron’ idea was suspended until the emergence of the 'deadly substitution plan,' to change to the demographical structure of Ukraine by adding a layer from Russia: the engineered death to the Ukrainian peasants through eviction and denaturalization. The usual procedure of eviction involved the centralized decision to the production brigade (Fesenko, 2016). Execution often happened at night. The local authorities had a task to confiscate the entire property by dooming the families to the starvation and death. Ukrainian Genocide took the lives of the millions of the ablest and successful Ukrainian farmers. All this happened in the agricultural country: Ukraine. Nowadays, the Baltic Assembly and the sixteen world countries have recognized Holodomor in Ukraine as Genocide against the Ukrainians. The United Nation has recognized Holodomor as a crime against humanity.
The Goal of the Second war is to translate the War of Societies into the ‘hot’ phase. According to M. Centeno (2017), the Strategic Bombing takes the war from the trenches to the societies of the Enemy. The variation of the strategic bombing in Ukraine is the strategic artillery bombardment, causing fatalities to the non-militants, civil objects, infrastructure, or the civil aircraft MH-17 with 298 passengers.
According to Centeno, in this war "even if nothing is to be gained, I must destroy you. Because I fear, you may destroy me. The means of war in a sense have become the very ends" (2017). From this point, the Second war is also the socio-psychological war against the will of society to wage the war. The peaceful process of Minks Protocol on the Second War, in the present form, is inefficient, moreover is reaching a deadlock now. These two wars have taken place to the generations with the different understanding of the history and different aspirations, what is the lesson?

Although the War of 1932-1933 and Anti-Terrorist Wars might be different, both of them are similar total wars or the Wars of Societies. The frequent wars that happened in Ukraine lead to a blind alley. Ukrainians easily believe that just simply following and replication of the Russian or European model is a universal formula, they failed to follow some distinct way continuously. The oscillation between the two worlds is causing the mistrust from the neighboring countries. A next change of the policy of Ukraine into the opposite direction can only increase this mistrust and end in the next tragedy.


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Edited 01.02.2018