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The Ghost of FreedomA History of the Caucasus$
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Charles King

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195177756

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177756.001.0001

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 Nations and Revolutions

 Nations and Revolutions

(p.142) Four Nations and Revolutions
The Ghost of Freedom

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Oxford University Press

In the early twentieth century, the Caucasus witnessed the rise of urban environments. Tbilisi became the jewel in the crown of the Russian Caucasus, the center of administrative and cultural life. The growth of Baku, a classic boomtown, was fueled by the oil industry. Urban life also created the crucible for the emergence of local nationalism. At the end of the First World War, the south Caucasus formed three independent republics: Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. These short‐lived countries were soon conquered by the Bolsheviks and made part of the new Soviet Union. Later, the region experienced both modernization and violence at the hands of Lavrenti Beria and Joseph Stalin, both originally from the Caucasus itself.

Keywords:   Baku, Beria, Lavrenti, Caucasus, Nationalism, Oil, Soviet Union, Stalin, Joseph, Tbilisi

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