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Unformatted text preview: 1Charles Littles UNST 110-43 12/10/06 Index Revised essay (informative Essay) ..........................pg2 Original Informative essay.........................................pg4 Reflective essay .........................................................pg6 Session 3 of group meetings......................................pg10 Article Summary (African Terrorism).......................pg16 Argumentative Essay...................................................pg17 Annotated Bibliography..............................................pg21 How are Chechen separatist able to sustain their movement Chechnya is one of 88 federal subjects in Russia. It has been a separatist movement for over 15 years dating back to 1991, when the Soviet Union fell apart and Chechnya was not granted independence. In the past five years, Chechnya has had both a President and prime minister assassinated because of the separatist movement against the government. Because of this Chechen Separatists have been pushed into the outskirts of Chechnya by the Russian government. Another aspect of Chechnya's separatist movement is that most of the population in Chechnya are Muslim, and because of that they are not accepted as being a part of Russia and are looked down upon. A quote from a article states that Chechnya is inhabited by a mainly Muslim population with a fiercely independent spirit (Chechnya's 200-year struggle). But at the same time Russia does not want to grant Chechnya its independence for two reasons; first Russia is afraid that if Chechnya leaves, then the remaining federal subjects will follow suite and try to gain their independence eventually leading to the collapse of Russia. The second reason is the fact that Chechnya is a very rich country when it comes to natural resources, in that they produce a lot of oil. Chechen separatist have a relationship with Al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden, partly because they share the same religion. In fact they have even started to dress like the terrorists that are a part of Al-Qaeda. Officials and experts said in interviews that as Russia's conflict in Chechnya has evolved, a portion of the republic's Separatists has merged nationalist goals and tribal codes with the ideology and tactics of groups like Al-Qaeda, whose leader, Osama Bin Laden, has cited Chechen resistance as part of this global religious war (Chivers, C.J. and Myers, Steven Lee). Another belief that allows separatists to relate to terrorists is the idea of adat, which is a Chechen traditional code of revenge. This is why Chechnya is receiving money from terrorists who live outside of Chechnya, which is also why Chechnya has been able to continue to sustain their separatists movement against Russia. Even though the money has slowed down in the past couple of years, without it the Chechen separatists would have no money to continue their movement....
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