But contemporary folks been saying it was the collapse of the Soviet Union, which inspired Donald Tusk to tweet today:
How far we have come from the 90s, the end of the Cold War, the birth of globalism, hope and opportunities. Did we fuck it up or should we be proud? Of course we should, it’s only the abject cowardice and opportunism of a weak political class that’s stopping us beginning a free and optimistic Star Trek future ya fannies.The collapse of the Soviet Union was NOT the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century. Today in Georgia I want to say loud and clear: the USSR collapse was a blessing to Georgians, Poles, Ukrainians and the whole of Central and Eastern Europe. And also to Russians.
What are we going to do about it?