Experiments with Truth: Analysis

How Ukraine ousted an autocrat

The Maidan popular uprising of 2014 lasted 93 days between November 21, 2013 and February 21, 2014.  It was during 88 days of the revolution that protesters engaged in nonviolent mobilization and various forms of nonviolent action. Despite five days of spectacular violence between demonstrators and regime security forces, the logic of nonviolent conflict helps explain why Yanukovych was forced to flee. However, the success of this phase of people power was quickly followed by new external aggression that is now testing the limits of the Ukrainian nonviolent resistance.

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