Central Asian Republics


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Central Asian Republics,

the countries of KazakhstanKazakhstan
or Kazakstan
, officially Republic of Kazakhstan, republic (2005 est. pop. 15,186,000), c.1,050,000 sq mi (2,719,500 sq km), central Asia. It borders on Siberian Russia in the north, China in the east, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan in the south,
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, KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
, officially Kyrgyz Republic, republic (2005 est. pop. 5,146,000), c.76,600 sq mi (198,400 sq km), central Asia. It borders on China in the southeast, on Kazakhstan in the north, on Uzbekistan in the west, and on Tajikistan in the southwest.
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, TajikistanTajikistan
, officially Republic of Tajikistan, republic (2005 est. pop. 7,164,000), 55,251 sq mi (143,100 sq km), central Asia. It borders on China in the east, Afghanistan in the south, Kyrgyzstan in the north, and Uzbekistan in the west and northwest.
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, TurkmenistanTurkmenistan
, republic (2005 est. pop. 4,952,000), 188,455 sq mi (488,100 sq km), central Asia. It borders on Afghanistan and Iran in the south, Uzbekistan in the east and northeast, Kazakhstan in the northwest, and the Caspian Sea in the west.
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, and UzbekistanUzbekistan
, Uzbek Ozbekiston, officially Republic of Uzbekistan, republic (2005 est. pop. 26,851,000), 173,552 sq mi (449,500 sq km), central Asia. The republic, which is the most populous country in Central Asia, borders on Afghanistan in the south, on Turkmenistan in
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. Constituent republics of the former Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsUnion of Soviet Socialist Republics
(USSR), Rus. Soyuz Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik, former republic. It was established in 1922 and dissolved in 1991. The Soviet Union was the first state to be based on Marxist socialism (see also Marxism; communism).
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, they all achieved independence in late 1991.
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Due to the disappearance of the USSR as an umbrella as well as the West's failure to support the Central Asian republics, the political fragility of Central Asia increases.
In this work, the author has included two historically and culturally important actors -- Turkey and Iran -- that impinge on the five Central Asian republics.
The Former Finance Minister said that stability in Afghanistan was vital for promoting bilateral trade between Pakistan and Afghanistan and transportation of goods to Central Asian Republics (CARs) from Pakistan via Afghanistan.
He said that Afghanistan slaps many tariff and non-tariff barriers on Pakistani exporters, depriving them from enhancing exports of fruits, cement, pharmaceutical products, ready made garments, leather jackets to Central Asian Republics (CARs).
By investing in oilfields and pipeline infrastructure such as the China-Central Asia pipeline, China has helped reduce the reliance of Central Asian republics on the legacy of Soviet-era pipelines and diversified their energy exports.
Deserts are advancing in Africa both north and south of the Sahara, in the central Asian republics, in India, and in western and northern China.
In fact, as the politics of post-Soviet Central Asian Republics and that of modern Turkey show, identity formation is never linear and one sided.
The trip initially included stops in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, but the visit to the three central Asian republics was canceled as Armitage was stricken by a ''brief illness'' prior to departure, Boucher said.
As a result, countries in the region--Pakistan and the five Central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan--became frontline states in the war on terrorism, raising the profile of U.
Central Asian Republics (CARs) and some of the other countries bordering China and Afghanistan will also linkup.
Dr Carolyn Browne, British Ambassador in Kazakhstan, said: The UK Government strongly welcomes the Central Asian republics commitment to enhance the international non-proliferation regime.
Like the four fellow Central Asian republics and other independent states of the former Soviet Union (FSU), Turkmenistan has become more suspicious about the regional intensions of Russia's "neo-Soviet" President Vladimir Putin than ever before.

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