Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM

Copy

Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.

DeleteCancel

Make your likes visible on Facebook?

Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.

No, thanks

Ethnic Conflict in Chechnya

No description
by

Lexi M

on 25 October 2016

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of Ethnic Conflict in Chechnya

Ethnic Conflict in
Chechnya

Lexi and Jae
Group 5
1st Period
Major Players
Chechnya and Russia
Spatial Area/Extent
North Caucasus
History/Root of Conflict
The conflict started when Chechnya declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, there have been several spikes in military confrontation with Russia. This began as an attempt to put Dudayev, Chechnya's president, out of power since he pursued anti-Russian policies, and eventually, Russian forces took over Grozny (capital of Chechnya) in 1995.
History/Root of Conflict Cont.
Later on the Russian forces, that had left in the mid-1990s, returned once Putin blamed Chechnya for a series of bombings that killed many Russian civilians. In 2004, Russian-supported president, Akhmad Kadyrov died in a bomb blast that was believed to have been carried out by Chechen guerrillas (revolutionists),and in retaliation many separatist leaders were killed by Russian forces. After Akhmad kadyrov's death his son, Ramzan Kadyrov, gained power, and once he was given Russia's support, Kadyrov claimed that the uprising was crushed (supposedly through inhuman methods). However, there are still spikes of violence.
Changes in Conflict
The Chechen conflict has changed from an independence movement to a "dirty war" where much of the violence is between extremists and federal personnel. The conflict has also gained a religious tone: Islam vs. the Orthodox faith.
Form of Conflict
Open Violence including: suicide bombings, taking hostages, daily violence, and assassinations.
How the Conflict Manifests/Spreads
With the shift in conflict from a push for independence to a religious and complex political war, the conflict spread the spread of the involved religions.
Effects
Political: Fighting has only lessened when a Russian-backed president is in power.
Social: Increased tension between Muslims and Christians in the area. Many people have also moved from the region.
Economic: Due to changes in the transport line for oil, Chechnya's greatest export, throughout this conflict, Chechnya's economy has suffered greatly.
Environmental: Bombing has created massive amounts of water and air pollution.
Response to the Conflict
So far, international communities haven't done much to help Chechnya, or cause Russia worry. Even though the U.S. and other countries have shown increased worry for Chechnya, they stand by the claim that the Chechen crisis in an internal problem.
Conclusion
As the Chechen-Russian conflict has progressed throughout the years, it has gone though bursts of increased violence. Despite this, Russian leaders are mostly satisfied at the moment since the Chechen president is complying with them. However, Chechnya still wants independence.
Reference
http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/waroutcomes/docs/ege_2007_warchechnya_s4.pdf.

https://www.britannica.com/place/Chechnya

http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/first_chechen_war

http://www1.american.edu/ted/ice/chechnya.htm

https://www.hrw.org/news/2000/02/29/war-crimes-chechnya-and-response-west

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1994/12/26/us-response-to-chechnya-sharply-criticized/3e97470f-78be-4f2d-b353-8e8b26fbd6bb/

http://www.globalissues.org/article/100/crisis-in-chechnya
Full transcript