Summary: The lands of Central Asia are united by a common history and historical identity as well as by common traditions. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, these nations were thrust back into the international community as separate countries. Gregory Gleason analyzes the uncertainty of these new states as they struggle with decolonization and independence. Part of the Westview Series on the Post-Soviet Republics. Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Photos.Edition/Copyright: 97
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