Imperium - Part II, From a Bird's Eye View, 1989-1991, Chapter 16, Central Asia, The Destruction of the Sea, Chapter 17, Pomona of the Little Town of Drohobych, Chapter 18, Return to My Hometown Summary & Analysis

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Part II, From a Bird's Eye View, 1989-1991, Chapter 16, Central Asia, The Destruction of the Sea, Chapter 17, Pomona of the Little Town of Drohobych, Chapter 18, Return to My Hometown Summary and Analysis

Chapter 16 begins with the observation that central Asia is desert and more desert with a few rivers. The area was once Turkestan but it was split by the Bolsheviks into five countries in 1924. They are Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgystan, and Kazakhstan. Stalin repressed most of their Muslim clergy and intelligentsia. Khrushchev and Brezhnev appointed Russified locals to rule the area.

The republics have almost no water and cooperation and battles depend on shaky agreements over the balance of water. The Imperium brought in bulldozers in...

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