If the events in Ukraine are to appear as more than a series of disconnected events, you really must take the long view. So if you want to understand why it looked last night as though war was about to break out in the Crimea, perhaps take a look at this piece of analysis by Stratfor. It's a company that focuses on geography and history to explain what is happening in the world. Stratfor makes its money by signing up paying subscribers, but makes some of its work freely available. The book from which this is taken, The next hundred years, is also worth reading.
It can be called an end of an era, I suppose; World War I stories will be never be told first hand again.
Its actually really sad that this matter hasn't been publicised as much as other things.
I mean, you have Charles Dickens, a great author dead for 200 years, being celebrated, but more recent news is being overshadowed? Florence Green died on Saturday night and it's only come to light three days later?
These people did so much for the country we live in, surely she should have got a bit more recognition?
What makes it even more sad is that she would've been 111 on the 19th of this month.
Just a thought...
May Florence Green rest in peace.
Here's the link to the story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-16929653