Historical Parallel: Is Crimea the Texas of Russia?
Prior to 1836 Texas was a Mexican territory far away from the demographic and political centers of Mexico. But an imperialist America rose to its east History has many imperfect parallels. One example is the history of the U.S. state of Texas and Ukraine’s Crimea. Obviously Crimea and Texas have very different histories. But nearly 200 years ago the events in the Mexican territory of Texas share similarities with more recent dynamics in Crimea.