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    Tamerlan, his two sisters, and his aunt came to the U.S. Chechnya The violence that the Tsarnaev brothers brought to the US, was rooted in their war torn homeland of Chechnya. Although the family never lived in Chechnya, they identified as Chechen, and claimed to have large ties with the tense country. Chechnya is located in the Caucasus Mountains, and has been fighting with Russia to become an independent nation since the 18th century because Russia tried to expand into the North Caucasus. Chechens revolted against this expansion and tried to unify with Caucasian Muslims in the 19th century. As the Chechens continued to cause problems for Russia in the 19th century, Russia issued a state-sponsored ethnic cleansing in 1861. In February of 1944, the Soviet leader, Josef Stalin, ordered a total deportation of Chechens to central Asia during WWII. The deportation of the region caused one third of their population to die while living in concentration camps under extreme conditions of poverty, disease, and scarce food. In 1957, The Chechens were later released by the new Soviet leader, Nikita Khrushchev, and most Chechens returned to their homeland in the Caucasus. Once the Chechens came back to the region in Russia, they tried to secede in 1991. The attempted secession angered Russian president, Boris Yeltsin, because he thought it would influence other ethnic Muslim groups in the region to try to create their own nation, too. Chechens continued trying to separate themselves…

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    et al., 2014). Russia seems to be contended with freezing this conflict and with restricted acknowledgment of South Ossetia. In this manner, Moscow is able to preserve economic and political control of this region and also retains implementing pressure for its army to stay in the field. In addition, the failing to decide the conflict and the prevailing geopolitical situation has prevented Georgia joining NATO at no chance in the immediate future and regulated any other integration with the West…

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    When the German army attacked the Soviet city of Stalingrad during the Second World War, both sides saw the symbolic importance of a city named after the leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin. Therefore, whichever side lost the battle would have their morale crushed. To elaborate, if the Soviet Union lost this battle they would lose control over an important region, the Caucasus, and would be crippled farther than they already were; the loss of Stalingrad would also symbolize the loss of…

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    geographical areas, the history of those people, their art, architecture, religion, and other elements that helped shape their way of life. This form of tourism is becoming generally more popular throughout the world, and the role that cultural tourism can play in regional development in different world regions is really great. It is also generally agreed that cultural tourists spend substantially more than standard tourists do. That’s why we decided this type of tourism is suitable for the…

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    Soviet Union like Georgia and Armenia were categorized as low-linkage and high-leverage countries. Both these countries were dependent on foreign aid and therefore leveraged by the west. On the other hand, neither Georgia nor any country of the South Caucasus was offered benefits of entering European networks and institutions as opposed to the countries of Central Europe. As a result, these countries had not enough linkage with the West that could have stopped the manipulation of elections,…

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    Essay About Safavids

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    founders . In height , as well as the Safavid dynasty in Iran now , Armenia , Azerbaijan , and also in Afghanistan , Iraq , mostly in Georgia and the Caucasus , Turkey , Turkmenistan , Pakistan , control the whole of what part of Tajikistan . As one of the era's powerful “gunpowder empires”, Safavids of Persia are set back a place as a key player in the economy and geopolitics at a…

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    allegiance to Moscow, which results in an aggressive security system similar to the one in Soviet days. During that era, Russia was effectively a colonial power ruling over nations and people who felt they had nothing in common with their masters; parts of the Russian Federation— for example, Chechnya and Dagestan in the Caucasus— still feel this way” (18). In this case, the natural boundary presented by the Caucasus Mountains divides regions of Russia by ethnicity and political identity.…

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    successfully execute the full range of missions. The DSR flows from the NSS, informs the NMS, and provides the foundation for other DOD strategic guidance. The UCP delineates geographic AORs for GCCs, and specifies responsibilities for FCCs. The unified command structure identified in the UCP is flexible and changes as required to accommodate evolving US national security needs. The National Security Strategy provides a vision for strengthening and sustaining American leadership. Now, AOR of…

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    Research Paper On Chechnya

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    A relatively small area within Russia, Chechnya lies in the southernmost part of Eastern Europe within the North Caucasus, a region with a variety of nationalities and languages that has repeatedly voiced discontent with central governments in Moscow. Given the low number of Russians in the region (less than 2% in the 2010 census), high opposition to federal rule, and rise of Islamic radicalism within the republic, it is puzzling as to why Russia has had extensive military intervention in…

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    Chechnya is located in the Northern Caucasus Mountain. It has a population of more than 1 million Chechens, who speak either Chechen or Russian, and have a religion of either Muslim or Russian Orthodox. But that number may decrease, rather than increase due to genocide that has been going on for as long as anyone can remember. The Beginning of an Unending Genocide 1. Massive deportation In 1944, Stalin, the then leader of the Soviet Union, had the entire Chechen population deported to Siberia…

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