Miniature Empires: A Historical Dictionary of the Newly Independent States

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998 - 340 sider

The 20th century's most protracted conflict, the Cold War, also provided the longest and most stable peace in the history of the modern world--a fragile peace that came at the price of national freedom for many. With the demise of the Cold War, new nearly unknown countries, long ignored or suppressed, came to the world's attention, as ethnic and national conflicts, rooted in the newly independent states' own multiethnic populations, emerged. From Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia to Eritrea and Uzbekistan, this book provides an essential guide to the states recognized since 1989 and the nations that dwell in their borders.

It is the first reference work to address the post-Cold War nationalist resurgence by focusing on the nations within the new nation-states--both the core nationalities and the national minorities. Each article highlights the historical, political, social, and economic evolution of the new nations. The book provides detailed up-to-date information on nations that are emerging to claim a role in the post-Cold War world.

 

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Preface
vii
Introduction
xiii
Armenia
1
Azerbaijan
15
Belarus
31
Bosnia and Herzegovina
43
Croatia
56
Czech Republic
66
Macedonia
171
Moldova
182
Namibia
193
Russia
203
Slovakia
236
Slovenia
246
Tajikistan
254
Turkmenistan
264

Eritrea
75
Estonia
83
Ethiopia
92
Georgia
108
Kazakhstan
126
Kyrgyzstan
139
Latvia
150
Lithuania
161
Ukraine
273
Uzbekistan
286
Yugoslavia
299
Appendix A
311
Appendix B
327
Index
329
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JAMES MINAHAN is an independent researcher living in Barcelona, Spain. He is the author of Nations Without States: A Historical Dictionary of Contemporary National Movements (Greenwood, 1996), which was named an ALA/RASD 1996 Outstanding Reference Source.

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