Monday, March 10, 2014
Nazi Germany's Connection to the Union of Crimea and Ukraine
Various historical forces have tried to rule both the Crimea and Ukraine. The Russian Empire and then the Soviet Union were the first modern powers to firmly control both. However, Crimea usually remained under different regional authorities than Ukraine itself.
An interesting historical geographical fact I learned from National Geographic: the first time the Crimea fell under rule based in the Ukraine was Nazi Germany's Reichskommissariat Ukraine.