By Federal Research Division

ISBN-10: 1419107518

ISBN-13: 9781419107511

Within the final many years of the 19th century, the Armenians' tendency towards Europeanization antagonized Turkish officers and inspired their view that Armenians have been a overseas, subversive point within the sultan's realm. through 1890 the fast progress of the Kurdish inhabitants in Anatolia, mixed with the immigration of Muslims from the Balkans and the Caucasus, had made the Armenian inhabitants of Anatolia an more and more endangered minority. In 1895 Ottoman suspicion of the westernized Armenian inhabitants resulted in the bloodbath of 300,000 Armenians via unique order of the Ottoman govt.

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1985 Shevardnadze named minister of foreign affairs of Soviet Union and leaves post as first secretary of Georgian Communist Party. Late 1980s Mikhail S. Gorbachev initiates policies of glasnost and perestroika throughout Soviet Union. 1988 Armenian nationalist movement revived by Karabakh and corruption concerns. February Nagorno-Karabakh government votes to unify that autonomous region of Azerbaijan with Armenia. December Disastrous earthquake in northern Armenia heavily damages Leninakan (now Gyumri).

Most books in the series deal with a particular foreign country, describing and analyzing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors. The authors seek to provide a basic understanding of the observed society, striving for a dynamic rather than a static portrayal. Particular attention is devoted to the people who make up the society, their origins, dominant beliefs and values, their common interests and the issues on which they are divided, the nature and extent of their involvement with national institutions, and their attitudes toward each other and toward their social system and political order.

The common link with the latter states is the Caucasus mountain range, which defines the topography of the northern and western parts of Azerbaijan. A unique aspect of Azerbaijan's political geography is the enclave of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic, created by the Soviet Union in 1924 in the area between Armenia and Iran and separated from the rest of Azerbaijan by Armenian territory. In 1924 the Soviet Union also created the Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Region within Azerbaijan, an enclave whose population was about 94 percent Armenian at that time and remained about 75 percent Armenian in the late 1980s.

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Armenia A Country Study by Federal Research Division

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