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Updated June 07, 2003

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20th Century

Russia and China's Expanding Influence and the Rise of Afghanistan. During this time Central Asia was also known as Turkestan or Tartaria, a term that included Siberia. The Khanates of Bukhara and Khiva were conquered by Russia in the 1860s and still appeared as independent states on many maps.

Ancient Central Asia
In the ancient world Central Asia was known as Bactria and Sogdiana. The region was populated mostly by Iranian ethnic groups whose descendents include the Tajiks. It was first occupied by the Persian Empire and later was conquered by Alexander the Great. Several later empires arose in the region including the Khushan and Sansid. The Arab Umayyad Empire conquered Central Asia and brought Islam the Region. 


Historical Currency


Historical Flags


After the overthrow of the Tsarist Russian Government in 1917 Central Asia experienced civil war and several governments rose and fell. Below are links to flags from some of those short lived government.

Khiva

 

Kokand Autonomous Government 1917-1918

Turkistan -
During WWII Volunteers from Soviet Central Asia Fought Alongside German Forces, forming a group known as the Turkistan Legion

  • Turkestan Legion Flags

     

    Turkestan -
    The Bolsheviks Consolidated Russian Holdings in Central Asia into an Area Known as Turkestan, not including Bukhara and Khiva

Bukhara

Baluchistan

 

Khorezmian PSR (USSR) Flag

Pustinstan

Babur

Babur was Driven from Power in Northern Central Asia in the 15th Century and fled to Afghanistan and India and created the Mogul Empire

Golden Horde

The Golden Horde Was Dominant from the mid-13th-15th Century

Timurlane

 

Mongols

The Mongols Conquered Central Asia in the 13th Century and Dominated the Region for Several Centuries

Khwarizm

Black of Khanate

Ruled Over Portions of Central Asia 10th-12th Century

 

Ghaznavid Empire (998-1030)

Khazar Empire

Ruled Over Portions of Central Asia from the 8th-10th Century

Uyghurs

The Uyghurs Conquered and Controlled Modern Xinjiang in the 8th-10th Centuries



This page was first posted at the Tajikistan Update on June 07, 2003

 


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