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Soviet-Turkestan War

Years: 1921-1923
Battle deaths: 3,500 [1]

Nation(s) involved and/or conflict territory [note]
Soviet Union

Published: 2013-08-01 13:58:31 | Altered: 2013-08-15 00:01:31
The Basmachi movement (Russian: Басмачество, Basmachestvo) or Basmachi Revolt was an uprising against Russian Imperial and Soviet rule by the Muslim, largely Turkic peoples of Central Asia.

The movement’s roots lay in the 1916 violence that erupted over conscription of Muslims by the Russian Empire for service in World War I. In the months following the October 1917 Revolution, renewed violence developed into a major uprising centered in the Ferghana Valley, soon spreading across all of Soviet Turkestan. Guerrilla and conventional warfare lasted for years in various regions, and the violence was both anti-Soviet and anti-Russian.

After major Red Army campaigns and concessions regarding economic and Islamic practices in the mid-1920s, the military fortunes and popular support of the Basmachi declined. Although resistance flared up again in response to collectivization, the Sovietization of Central Asia proceeded apace and the struggle ended.

Source: Wikipedia, published under the GNU FDL. Retrieved 2013-08-14

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[1] Battle deaths: Correlates of War, Intra-State War Data v4.1

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