Political trends change every hour. If you are a political junkie, you must know that every second is a key moment for politics and politicians. We witness politically shocking events that alter the global economy and system every year. The year 2022 was crucial for everyone because the entire world began to work in full force following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which lasted from the end of 2019 to the end of 2021. So which political powers or countries reap the full benefits of this post-Cold War world through politics and global economics? Or what exactly happened in 2022? In the last part of 2022, we want to talk about some events that changed the world of politics and became a trend in politics.
So let us start our article.
Invasion of Ukraine: Putin remains strong
Russia’s attack on Ukraine is the most surprising and shocking political move in recent years. The Russian iron man Vladimir Putin attacked Ukraine on February 23 without notice. Though there was tension between these two neighboring nations for a long time. But no one was prepared for these steps from one nation to another in the modern era. It has become a shadow war between the two megapowers of today’s world, Russia and the USA. The difference between this shadow war and the real one is that Russia is directly involved in the fighting, whereas the U.S. indirectly assists Ukraine. Also, NATO and the E.U. supported Ukraine in this War. Russia did massive destruction in Ukraine now, and too many people have died.
The United States, which has had direct conflicts with Russia since World War II, imposed sanctions on Russia. These sanctions are on the economic sector, the military cooperation sector, and many more. Also, the EU follows in the footsteps of the USA and imposes more sanctions on Russia. But Putin never stops and increases his strength in Ukraine. He also stopped sending oil to European countries. In addition, Putin increases the price of the ruble (the Russian currency) by only accepting the oil price. Also, Russia signed some resolutions, that will increase its military by 20,000 soldiers every month. In 2023, almost half of Ukraine will be under the control of Russia.
Abortion law in USA: Lots of debate over it
As the USA is in conflict with too many countries and always puts its nose into global problems, some burning issues were raised inside this country. like killings by cops and the rising price of necessary things. But on June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of this country created a landmark decision. The Court ruled that states can continue to limit access to safe, legal abortions. Wade B” ruling from 1973. This specific decision greatly impacted the people who lived in the USA, and they started to protest against it.
Political instability in England: Political Trends
England is still a big power in world politics, and because of their previous works, many people have an interest in their politics. But whatever happens, England keeps its internal national politics quiet and simple. But 2022 was a different year for their politics. At first, their infamous President Borris Johnson resigned from the Prime Minister position in July 2022. After that, Theresa May became the first-ever prime minister from the southern zone of Britain. But she was also unable to hold the position for more than three months. So they had another election, and surprisingly, Liz Truss became president. But can you guess? She resigned after only 44 days, and England again became a nation without the Prime Minister. But finally, in October, Rishi Sunak was elect as the President of Britain.
Protest against Morality Police and Religious Rules: Political Trends
After the Islamic revolution, Iran always follows Islamic rules very strictly. They have maintained mainstream Islamic culture and its rules and regulations. Iran has always been against the so-called moderate Islamic rules. In Iran, there is a special police force that takes care of the morals of the Iranian people. Their name is Ghasht e Ershad, or morality police. But many people said that this police are used to suppress Iranian people’s voices.
A recent example was in September, when an Iranian Kurdish woman named Masha Amini was arrested for not wearing her hijab (traditional Islamic dress) perfectly and found dead. People get furious after hearing this. It became one of the biggest protests in Iran after the Islamic Revolution. The police always tried to stop them and killed more than a thousand people. But until now, this protest has been going on.
Xi Jinping gets more powers and makes changes to the COVID Rules: Political Trends
At the 20th Congress of the Communist Party, the President was given another term in office. Loyal allies surrounded the most powerful leader of modern China. The head of China for a decade showed a desire for control, interfered in almost all of the country’s affairs, and was criticized for his human rights record. When the USA’s top diplomat, Nancy Pelosi, visited Taiwan, both nations were in the mood for war. China started its Military buildup on the Taiwan border. New missiles in China are threatening the U.S. The region has allies. If China invades Taiwan, President Biden will defend it. On November 30, thousands of people protested against the “zero COVID” strategy. Mass protests occurred when the government imposed confinement zones.
Ceasefire in Ethiopia: Political Trends
Ethiopia has been fighting between the Northern Tigray Region Force rebel group and the Ethiopian National Government for a long time. On November 2, these two sides reached a peace agreement after a long conflict. But Cease Fire never made any impact, and after two months, they started to fight against each other.
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