Essay on Kazakhstan And The Soviet Union

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In 1991, the Soviet Union union collapsed and the Republic of Kazakhstan declared independence alongside fourteen other former Soviet Republics. Within twenty-five years of their independence, Kazakhstan has increased their economic growth and has been able to raise their income over $13,000 annually. Since the becoming of an independent country, Kazakhstan views the United States as their second largest trading partner, next to Russia. To maintain a middle income country, Kazakhstan would like the United States to recognize the potential in economic growth between the two countries as partners (Runde, 2015). Kazakhstan has an on-going engagement with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to pursue the goal of joining the forum. Within the OECD, there are thirty-four democracies with market economies and more than seventy nonmember economies that work together. The goal of these economies is to promote economic growth, prosperity, and sustainable development. All of the governments come together as part of the OECD to compare their policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice, and coordinate domestic and international policies (Dpt. of State, 2016). For the United States to recognize the potential in economic growth, it has been stated that Kazakhstan should first work on improving their transparency, increasing their accountability, and cutting down their government corruption (Runde, 2015). Not only will this help…

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