Apologies for the unexpected hiatus, but we’re back with an episode on the creation of the Central Asian Soviet Republics. After Enver Pasha led the Basmachi to their doom, the Bolsheviks turned their attention towards creating reliably Communist governments in Central Asia who were loyal to the USSR. The local actors, like the Jadids, Alash Orda, Young Bukharans, etc, focused on using Bolshevik capital and military might to create a modern, Islamic government. This episode explores how both the indigenous and Bolshevik actors fought with each other for control over ideology the government, the region’s resources, and the region’s people.

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References for the Episode

Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR by Adeeb Khalid

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