Ukraine: Where East meets West

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Last year I discussed in depth the theory of the three instruments of power, which are the economy, the military and the population or the masses.

These three are always found at play in every nation around the world. In writing about the Egyptian upheaval, I tied my argument and prediction to the fact that the most powerful of the three instruments is the population. Indeed in the case of Egypt the masses prevailed over the longtime rule of Hosni Mubarak.

Over time we have seen the military changing the circumstances of the new found democracy in the land of the Pharaohs by removing the popularly elected president and basically replacing his government with some form of semi-military rule. 

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