did any of the ''Stan'' countries attempt to stop Russia from turning them into a Soviet Union?

like Tajikistan or Uzbekistan or Turkmenistan or Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan etc. . .

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yep, two of 'em.

    Following the fall of the Provisional Government in Russia, everybody and their mother was declaring themselves independent. One of these people (or rather, regions) was the Alash Autonomy, in modern day Kazakhstan. They supported the White Army initially, but, once the White Army started losing, they switched sides, and the White Army invaded them. The Red Army later drove out the White Army.

    The second is Afghanistan, which I'm sure you know all about.

  • 1 decade ago

    Russia under the Czars conquered these areas in Central Asia during the mid to late 19th century, so they were already part of Russia when the Bolsheviks won the Russian Civil War.

    Although some (including Uzbekistan) had declared independence in the wake of the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, which took Russia out of the First World War, none of them were recognized as independent states by other countries.

    When the Red Army arrived to reimpose central control, these areas had no choice but to accept inclusion into the new USSR from 1922 onwards.

  • Will
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The "Stans" were already a part of the Russian Empire at the time the Communists took over, so they were in no position to resist the Red Army.

  • 1 decade ago

    They tried very feebly though. My grandad fought against "basmachi" on the Reds side in Kyrgyzstan in the late 1920s early 1930s. :) Do you need details?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basmachi_Revolt

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yeah. Afghanistan did.

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