The Bolsheviks ignored the ethnic differences of the people and created Kirghiz Autonomous Socialisht Kazakhstan in present-day Kyrgyzstan. Five years later it was given a capital- Alma-Ata.
Armenia: Brief independence
From 1918-1920 Armenia was an independent republic until late 1920 when the red army invaded and local communists came to power.
South Ossetian independence had its first overtures made during a series of Ossetian rebellions agaisnt the frist Georgia republic. Once Georgia came under Soviet rule, there was peace between the two groups.
Azerbaijan: Being an independent republic
In 1917 the Russian Empire collapsed and since no agreement could be reached with Georgia and Armenia to form the Transcaucasian Republic Azerbaijan became an independent republic. This is signifcant because it lead to the Allies revoking them being an indepent state later...The Allies presented Azerbaijan with the "de facto recognition" which mean they are recognized as an indepentdent state in 1920.
Azerbaijan: Termination of independence
In April of 1920 the red army (Soviet Union) terminated Azerbaijans independence.
Armenia: Becoming part of the Soviet Union
Churches were destroyed, exterminating clergymen with the aim of setting atheism throughout the country.
The Soviet government granted South Ossetia the status of being the South Ossetian Autonomous Oblast (SOAO) when Georgia came under Soviet rule in 1923.
Azerbaijan: Becoming part of the USSR
in 1936, Azerbaijan became part of the Soviet Union. This is a significant event becuase the Soviet Union is what ended the country's independence and was also in control of many states/republics/countries.
Soviet Union went into war with Germany.
Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev initiated the ambitious 'Virgin Lands' program to turn the traditional pasturelands of Kazakhstan into a major grain-producing region for the Soviet Union.
Growing tensions within Soviet society led to a demand for political and economic reforms, which came to a head in the 1980s. Mass demonstrations by young ethnic Kazakhs took place in Almaty to protest Moscow's installment of a non-Kazakhstani First Secretary as leader.
Armenia: Over 30,000 die
In 1988, in Nagorno-Karabakh a mostly Armenian enclave voted to secede so they could join Armenia. This caused Azerbaijan and Armenia to a full-scale armed conflict which claimed the lives of over 30,000 people combined from both sides.
First shake to the foundation of the Soviet Union. The roits were known as the so-called 'Alma-Ata' roits of the late 1980s.
Azerbaijan: A violent demonstration
In a violent confrontation with Soviet troops, 190 nationalist demonstrators were killed in Baku on January 19-20, it was caused by unrest amoung the people in the late 1980's, although it doesn't specify what the unrest actually was.
Violent conflict broke out between Georgian and South Ossetian forces resulting in hundreds of thousands being killed, displaced, or injured on both sides. A peace deal was made shortly after.
Azerbaijan: Gaining independence
Azerbaijan gains independence from the Soviet Union.
Armenia gains independence from the Soviet Union..
Declared independence. The years following independence have been marked by significant reforms to the Soviet command-economy and political monopoly on power.
Armenia: The end of peace talks
During peace talks between Azerbaijan and Armenia, a seizure of Azerbaijan's Kelbajar district by Nagorno-Karabakh Armenian forces, which lead to the evacuation of thousands of
Azerbaijan people and ended the peace talks.
Armenia: A ceasefire declared
In 1994 a cease-fire was declared between Azerbaijan and Armenian/Nagorno-Karabakh forces which has been maintained by both sides.