This thesis is a detailed study of state-led nation-building projects in the Soviet republics of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. In particular, it explores the degree, forms and ways of the Soviet state involvement in creating Kazakh and Uzbek nations, by placing the discussion within the theoretical literature on nationalism. The main argument of this thesis is that both Kazakh and Uzbek nations are artificial constructs of Moscow-based Soviet policy-makers of the 1920s and 1930s. Although this...[Show more]
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