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Central Asian Republics

This new volume in the Nations in Transition series examines the problems confronting the five Central Asian Republics—Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan—as they adjust to t… (See Below for Full Description)
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This new volume in the Nations in Transition series examines the problems confronting the five Central Asian Republics—Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan—as they adjust to their relatively new status as independent countries. With varying degrees of success and stability, the countries of this region are coping with a difficult transition. Famous for historical figures such as Genghis Khan and Tamerlane, and for the great Silk Road, the area has recently drawn attention for its extensive energy reserves. The war in neighboring country Afghanistan and the proximity and cultural ties to the rebels in Chechnya have added to the difficulties these countries face.

Little known to most westerners, this region boasts a rich and fascinating history. Central Asian Republics is an excellent introduction to the history, culture, and current state of affairs of these countries. Following a brief introduction to the region, the book is divided into five sections, one for each country. Each section is concise and informative, offering an overview that is easy to understand. The sections explore the geography, population, history, government, politics, economy, and daily life of each specific country and provide an outlook for its future. An emphasis is placed on how the countries have fared recently, since their independence from the Soviet Union.

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ISBN-13 978-0-8160-5074-1
ISBN-10 816050740
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-2245-8
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Nations In Transition
Author Michael Kort
Publication Date 11/1/2003
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Facts On File
Specifications 24 black-and-white photographs and illustrations. 2 maps. Index. Bibliography. Chronology.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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