The Orange Revolution
Ukraine's Revolt over a corrupt government
What is the Orange Revolution?
- It was massive protests that happened in Ukraine.
- Over the 2004 election of the president
- Between Viktor Yanukovych and Viktor Yushchenko
- They both got 40% of the vote.
- This led to a runoff election
- Viktor Yanukovych won in a fraudulent election
- The people wanted a reelection because of the claims of election fraud
- People started massive Pro-democracy protests in Kiev the capital of Ukraine
- Protests spread to other cities in Ukraine
- Some protesters even went as far as to seize
- These protests were named the Orange Revolution because of Yushchenko's campaign color
- Ukraine had declared its independence
- Viktor Yushchenko helped guide the country from an government to a free market economy
- Ran for president In 2004
- Wanted to carry out reforms
- Former Communists opposed his efforts
- Came down with an illness
- Had dioxin poisoning
- The Supreme Court cancelled the results of the election
- Another ballot came with Yushchenko elected as president
- Served from 2005 to 2010
Orange revolution protest
This shows how large some protest in the orange revolution were
This shows Viktor Yushchenko speaking to followers that are protesting
It shows how split the country was and it shows how massive the protests were
Ukraine's 2004 Orange Revolution | Flashback | NBC News
The people who participated in the Orange Revolution show their belief system because they protested on a government and a system that they believed to be corrupt and unfair. And they voted for a candidate they believed could fix the government.