The Economics of Soviet Break-up (Routledge Studies of by Bert van Selm

By Bert van Selm

This ebook analyzes the consequences of the break-up of the Soviet Union into fifteen self reliant states. subject matters mentioned contain: * earlier and current monetary family members among the republics, and forecasts for the longer term * dialogue of Customs Unions, financial Union or funds Union as attainable methods ahead for those states * monetary integration idea * how the states of the Soviet Union functioned earlier than the dissolution.

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None of these exASSRs has yet been recognised by the international community as an independent state. The soviet union, 1922-91 25 On a still lower level, eight Autonomous Oblasts and ten Autonomous Okrugs existed – for example, Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Oblast in Azerbaidzjan, and the Jewish Autonomous Oblast in Eastern Siberia. These areas were also situated on the territory of an SSR. Areas of SSRs that were not part of any of the ‘national’ areas were subdivided into oblasts or krais. To complicate matters further, however, there were also national areas that were not directly part of an SSR, but part of an okrug or krai.

This is the order in Soviet republics as it was found in official postwar Soviet publications. It is based on the size of the population in 1940 and was not changed when, for example, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan overtook Belarus in population size. We shall stick to this format throughout this volume. ), and the Ukrainian and Belarussian SSRs. At that time the Russian Federation included Central Asia. The Central Asian republics acquired the status of Union republics in 1924 (Turkmenistan), 1925 (Uzbekistan), 1929 (Tadzjikistan) and 1936 (Kirgizstan and Kazakhstan).

At that time, many were still favouring the Union. In Ukraine, for example, 70 per cent voted in favour of the Union. Support for the Union was also quite high in Central Asia. The Draft Union Treaty that was supposed to be signed on 20 August 1991 allowed Georgia, Armenia, Moldova, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to secede, and increased the rights of the remaining nine republics in relation to the centre. On the 19th, Yanayev cum suis undertook a final attempt to save the old Union, but instead his abortive coup destroyed both the old and the new.

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