View Full Version : The Caucasus. Geo-political end game?
08-07-2011, 06:45 PM
08-07-2011, 08:21 PM
I'm not sure. Isn't a lot of the power play about fossil fuel reserves in the Caspian? In which case, any withdrawal may have to wait until after depletion.
17-11-2011, 04:12 PM
The North Ossetian elections were yesterday. Did anyone hear a result yet ?
10-03-2012, 06:38 PM
I don't see why abkhazian and South osseita do not get international recognation
but kososov does. :confused::confused:
:confused: is right. I'd find it easier to think you cared about the territories you mention if you tried to spell even one of their names correctly. As it stands, it seems you feel you don't have to bother because they're 'foreign', sorta. :confused::rolleyes:
18-06-2012, 02:32 PM
An insight into the linguistic aspects of the complexity of the Caucasus, courtesy of GeoCurrents, and their recent project mapping the ethno-linguistic mosaic of the region:
Drawing on previously available ethnic and linguistic maps, supplemented by demographic data from other sources, we were able to create two linguistic maps: one representing the whole Caucasus area and the other zooming in on the particularly linguistically diverse region of Dagestan. Our first task was an accurate representation of the spatial distribution of various groups, unlike what is found in previously available maps, which often over-represent or under-represent the extent of linguistic groups. We have used the most recent census data available to capture the wholesale migrations, episodes of ethnic cleansing, and population exchanges that have changed the situation on the ground. Careful mapping of smaller linguistic groups, especially in Dagestan, has proved particularly instructive, as it allowed us to represent visually the correlation of language and topography, something that has not been done before. . . . Finally, a careful use of the color scheme allowed us to demonstrate the family relatedness of the various languages spoken in this region, known justifiably as “the mountain of tongues”.
These maps strike me as a considerable advance on what was previously available.
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