From Conflict to Autonomy in the Caucasus: The Soviet Union by Arsène Saparov

By Arsène Saparov

This publication is the 1st ancient paintings to check the production of ethnic autonomies within the Caucasus within the Nineteen Twenties – the transitional interval from Russian Empire to Soviet Union. Seventy years later those ethnic autonomies have been to turn into the loci of violent ethno-political conflicts that have continuously been blamed at the regulations of the Bolsheviks and Stalin. in line with this view, the Soviet management intentionally organize ethnic autonomies in the republics, thereby giving Moscow unheard of leverage opposed to each one republic.

From clash to Autonomy within the Caucasus questions this assumption through reading 3 case experiences: Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno Karabakh are put in the higher socio-political context of changes occurring during this borderland area throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. It examines demographic, social and monetary results of the Russian colonization and ensuing alternative of conventional societies and identities with smooth ones. in line with unique Russian language resources and archival fabrics, the booklet brings jointly classes which are often studied individually – the interval of the Russian Civil warfare 1917–20 and the early Soviet interval – so that it will comprehend the roots of the Bolshevik decision-making coverage while granting autonomies. It argues that instead of being the made from blatant political manipulation this was once an try out at clash answer. The establishment of political autonomy, even though, grew to become a strong device for nationwide mobilization throughout the Soviet era.

Contributing either to the final knowing of the early Soviet nationality coverage and to our knowing of the conflicts that experience engulfed the Caucasus zone because the Nineteen Nineties, this e-book could be of curiosity to students of critical Asian experiences, Russian/Soviet historical past, ethnic clash, protection stories and overseas Relations.

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