NATIONAL DEMOCRACY REVOLUTION ON WESTERN UKRAINIAN TERRITORIES (1918– 1923): TO THE PROBLEMS OF CHRONOLOGY.

В С Великочий

Abstract


In Ukrainian historiography inrecent decades there is a process of seriousrefi nement, rethinking the chronology ofthe Ukrainian Revolution as a nationwideprocess. The approaches to defi ne nationalrevolutionary processes at the beginning ofthe 20th century such as «national liberationstruggles», «national liberation fi ght»become more popular and regard as a separatephenomenon – the Ukrainian Revolution.At their core, and course it is differentfrom the revolution in Russia. At the sametime, one can not reject signifi cant mutualinteractions between these processes.A signifi cant revision needs to be doneabout the chronological boundaries that requiresto national-democratic revolution inNovember 2018 in the western Ukrainianlands. It should be considered in the contextof the general process of continental Europeannations struggle for their national liberationand national self-assertion duringthe First World War. The lower boundary ofthis process (national liberation struggles inthe western Ukrainian lands) and the phenomenon(the national-democratic revolutionin November 1918- this interpretationis still used) should not only be united, butalso regarded as endless. As the result weconsider it possible to use the term «Nationaldemocratic revolution in the westernlands in 1914–1923».On the other hand, from such an interpretationof the chronological boundariesof the national-democratic revolution inthe western Ukrainian lands there is a needto clarify the boundaries of the UkrainianRevolution of the second-third decade of thetwentieth century. That is because the integralpart is the revolutionary events in thewestern Ukrainian lands of this period asunseparate part of the determine revolution.On the other hand, all these events extendthe boundaries of the Ukrainian revolutionitself on its national scale. This will contributeto the establishment of a new paradigmfor its consideration, as a national liberation.Therefore, it is quite natural to considerthe borders of the Ukrainian Revolutionfor 1914–1923.

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