Asian studies kazakhstan draftPresentation Transcript
KAZAKHSTAN General Information
Currency: Kazakhstani Tenge Old
Grain, cotton, wool, livestock, oil export
Republic - a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation. Authoritarian - a form of government in which state authority is imposed onto many aspects of citizens' lives. Presidential - a system of government where the executive branch exists separately from a legislature (to which it is generally not accountable).
Kazakhstan is a member of the following: United Nation Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe North Atlantic Cooperation Council Commonwealth of Independent States Shanghai Cooperation Organization NATO’s Partnership for Peace Program
FORMER USSR MEMBER A. Kazakhstan is the raw material supplier to the economy of the USSR Kazakhstan supplied the front and rear areas of the USSR with military and strategic raw materials and food during the Second World War of 1941-1945 Kazakhstan became one of the leading industrial centers of the former USSR and held fourth place among the other republics
Under the Soviet regime, Kazakhstan began intensive work on the development of the raw-materials base and in the extraction of all kinds of mineral wealth. Powerful mining enterprises were built across Kazakhstan.
INDEPENDENCE B. The attempted coup further weakened the Soviet government, which could no longer control the government for self-rule in the nation’s republics. Within weeks, Kazakhstan and all of the other Soviet republics declared independence from the Soviet Union. December 16, 1991
PRESENT DAY C. Kazakhstan became the chair person in Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.