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I do not agree with the comparison of Bandera to the revolution of 1648 at which Khmelnytsky was a leader, the events of that year were phenomenal and full of paradox. The military democracy of the Cossacks led a mass peasant revolt which overthrew the Polish colonial overlords who had introduced serfdom where it had never existed. Ukraine as a nation in many ways crystallized then, the peasants were betrayed by the elite, everything unraveled, there were vicious pogroms and it culminated in an alliance with Muscovy who slowly integrated Ukraine and turned it into a colony. Bandera was a very different phenomena and put simply without Stalinism there would have been no Bandera.
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