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Tis some poor fellows skull: Post-Soviet Warfare in the Southern Caucasus Patrick Gore

Tis some poor fellows skull: Post-Soviet Warfare in the Southern Caucasus

Patrick Gore

Published February 28th 2008
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156 pages
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Seeking to fragment any possible source of resistance to Moscows authority, Stalin split the Armenian nation between Armenia and Azerbaijan. When the USSR fell apart, the outlook seemed bleak for the Nagorno-Karabagh Armenians locked uncomfortablyMoreSeeking to fragment any possible source of resistance to Moscows authority, Stalin split the Armenian nation between Armenia and Azerbaijan. When the USSR fell apart, the outlook seemed bleak for the Nagorno-Karabagh Armenians locked uncomfortably into Azerbaijan. Random pogroms were followed by systematic ethnic cleansing. And armed resistance.Oil-rich Azerbaijan cracked down and a bloody conflict ensued in which elements of the old Soviet military machine were put to the test in unexpected ways. Afghan Mujahidin, Chechen terrorists and missing nuclear weapons all played roles in Nagorno-Karabaghs struggle to survive.