During the post Soviet oil boom, states became independent and stopped taking orders
from Moscow. President Aliev saw huge political ramifications for the South Caucasus. In which
he states, We used oil for our major goalto become a real country (DeW
Describe the post Soviet oil boom in Azerbaijan and its political ramifications in the
South Caucasus, in relations with Western powers, and specifically between Russia
and the US.
-Became independent and not taking orders from Moscow anymore.
1. What were the political and economic issues in the 3 South Caucasus republics that
led to their secession from the Soviet Union? (Smith and de Waal readings)
1. Political Nationality policies (THINGS THAT OCCURRED IN THE SU)
Shaping identity of nation
Which south Caucasus country has oil?
What neighbor is benefitting from the oil?
How does oil influence relationship between turkey and Armenia?
Armenia is being left out because it does not flow through
Armenia but flows throug
1. What were the political, economic and cultural issues in the 3 South Caucasus republics that
led to their secession from the Soviet Union?
The region of the South Caucasus was exposed to contrasting Nationalities policies put
forth by the Sovie