- March 10, 2022
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Context- Aggravating the situation is the fact that Ukraine was, in a sense, a child of a series of ‘Colour Revolutions’ that shook parts of the Rus- sian Empire in 1991.
About Colour Revolutions:
- Worldwide media use the term color revolution to describe various protest movements and accompanying attempted or successful change of governments that took place in several countries of the former Soviet Union, the former Yugoslavia and People’s Republic of China during the early 21st century.
- The term has also been more widely applied to several other revolutions elsewhere, including in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region and South America, dating from the late 1980s to the 2020s.
- Some of these movements have had a measure of success, for example, the
- Federal Republic of Yugoslavia’s Bulldozer Revolution (2000),
- Georgia’s Rose Revolution (2003),
- Ukraine’s Orange Revolution (2004) and
- Kyrgyzstan’s Tulip Revolution (2005).
- Lebanon’s Cedar Revolution (2005) and
- Kuwait’s Blue Revolution (2005).
- Coconut Revolution: In 2019, citizens of Bougainville voted for independence from Papua New Guinea.
- Velvet Revolution: In 1989, a peaceful demonstration by students and contributed to the collapse of the communist government in Czechoslovakia.
- Saffron Revolution: In Myanmar a series of anti-government protests were referred to in the press as the Saffron Revolution after Buddhist monks took the vanguard of the protests.
- A previous, student-led revolution, the 8888 Uprising on 8 August 1988, had similarities to the colour revolutions but was violently repressed.