The Newly Independent States of Eurasia: Handbook of Former Soviet Republics (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1997 - History - 233 pages
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The authors of the 1993 bestseller The Newly Independent States of Eurasia, have updated their work to address the most current issues now facing the 15 new countries that emerged after the collapse of the former Soviet Union. Some have nuclear weapons, many have severe economic problems, a few have world-class ecological problems, and many have internal ethnic conflicts - all potentially international issues. In a straightforward manner, the handbook describes the regional and ethnic diversity of the Eurasian states, while examining the elements of continuity that inevitably link these new countries with their shared Soviet past. In this second edition, the authors devote a chapter to each state, beginning with an updated statistical profile for the featured republic followed by an analytical discussion of the state's political history and current issues. A map of each republic and general maps of various regions are also included. The handbook should be accessible to students, librarians, teachers, scholars and anyone else with an interest in world affairs.

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The Bataldens have produced a very timely and useful reference work that should find a wide audience as headline-grabbing events unfold in Russia, Armenia, Georgia, and the other former Soviet ... Read full review

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The authors seem to have very general knowledge of trends in Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan switched back to Latin alphabet in 1993 or 1994 and the authors are not even aware of that.


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STEPHEN K. BATALDEN, Ph.D., is associate professor of history and coordinator of the Russian and East European Studies Consortium, Arizona State University, Tempe.SANDRA L. BATALDEN, M.A., is a freelance editor and former reference librarian/bibliographer specializing in Slavic studies.

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