[oo z-bek-uh-stan, -stahn, uhz-]
- a republic in S central Asia. 172,741 sq. mi. (447,400 sq. km). Capital: Tashkent.
Formerly Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic.
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Once, in 2013, Kyrgyzstan halted water for its reservoirs, and at least 11 regions of Uzbekistan suffered shortages.
The giant irrigation projects began in the 1960s in the dry lands of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
Uzbekistan, largely dependent on cotton, the industry of white gold, could not afford to re-channel water to its half.
In December 1991, Dostum turned to the newly independent country of Uzbekistan and its dictator, President Islam Karimov, for aid.
He solicited aid from many regional players, including Iran and Uzbekistan in particular but also Russia and Turkey.
- a republic in central Asia: annexed by Russia in the 19th century, it became a separate Soviet Socialist republic in 1924 and gained independence in 1991. Official language: Uzbek. Religion: believers are mainly Muslim. Currency: sum. Capital: Tashkent. Pop: 28 661 637 (2013 est). Area: 449 600 sq km (173 546 sq miles)
This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1991.
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