Why is Chechnya so controversial?

Why doesn't the rest of Russia just leave it alone?

Does Chechnya want independence from Russia?

Do you think Chechnya would make a successful sovereign nation?

It seems to have been in the news a lot since about 2000, and I'm wondering why there is so much tension between the two entities?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Because Chechnya isn't a country, but a division of Russia. So if Chechnya has a right to leave Russia, by force, than any small region has a right to dissolve national borders, by force.

    Chechnya would not make a successful nation. There was a point where Russia willingly allowed them nearly autonomous rule, and what was the first thing Chechnya did? Exported their "revolution" to neighboring areas, by allowing organized militia bands of murderers and killers to attack out of their territory without punishment. One of the most basic responsibilities a country has is to maintain the safety of its neighbors, otherwise it cedes the right to restore order in their own country to those neighbors.

    Since then Chechnya has spawned a never ending stream of ruthless terrorists. The types who kill school children as they did in the Beslan massacre.

  • 9 years ago

    Because Russia claims it as its land

    Yes and no to independence. Some do, some don't

    No because it would be a religious state. Can you name one successful religious state in the world? I can't.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Its Russia's own "war on terror" in a nutshell

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