The New Central Asia: The Creation of Nations

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New York University Press, 2000 - Asia, Central - 222 pages
During the anti-Gorbachev coup in August 1991 most communist leaders from Soviet central Asia backed the plotters. Within weeks of the coup's collapse, those same leaders - now transformed into ardent nationalists - proclaimed the independence of their nations, adopted new flags and new slogans, and discovered a new patriotism.

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Excellent introduction to the history and politics of central Asia. The author thoroughly covers the Muslim lands formerly ruled by the Soviet Union. Although the title indicates that the subject is ... Read full review

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