Why is there violence between Russian Federation and Chechnya? History Assignment Homework Help

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Violence between the Russian Federation and Chechnya has been a problem in the North Caucasus region since the collapse of the Soviet Union. This violence has included two wars, utilizing conventional Russian military forces to engage Chechen fighters as well as numerous operations conducted against Russian civilians by Chechens within Russia itself.  As with the conflict in Northern Ireland, this violence has generally come to an end.

  1. What impact did religion, culture, and political considerations have on the origins of this conflict?
  2. What prompted Russian forces to launch two large scale military operations into Chechnya?
  3. What impact did the attack at Beslan School Number One have on the conflict?
  4. Was this attack a legitimate military action considering the circumstances in Chechnya?
  5. Should Chechen forces be considered terrorists?  Why or why not?
  6. Why did the conflict in Chechnya de-escalate, and how does this de-escalation compare to that in Northern Ireland?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

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School: Boston College

1. What impact did religion, culture, and political considerations have on the origins of
this conflict?

It brought about misunderstanding and jealousy

Approximately, Sheikh Mansur, a Chechen imam had began preaching a decontaminated
description of Islam and heartening the an assortment of mountain peoples of the North
Caucasus to unite under the banner of Islam in order to protect themselves from further
foreign encroachments. His activities were seen by the Russians as a threat to their own
interests in the region, and in 1785, a force was (Popovich, L. 2011) sent to capture him.
Failing to do so, it burned his unoccupied home village instead, but the force was
ambushed by Mansur's followers on its return journey and annihilated, beginning the first

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