How would Central Asia have developed without a Russian conquest?

Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
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How would Central Asia have developed without a Russian conquest? As in, what would have happened to Central Asia had Russia declined to conquer it just like it declined to conquer, say, Ottoman Armenia, Xinjiang, and Mongolia when the opportunities to do this presented themselves.
 
Apr 2017
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U.S.A.
#2
How would Central Asia have developed without a Russian conquest? As in, what would have happened to Central Asia had Russia declined to conquer it just like it declined to conquer, say, Ottoman Armenia, Xinjiang, and Mongolia when the opportunities to do this presented themselves.
Probably be pretty similar to pre-1979 Afghanistan.
 
Mar 2016
1,116
Australia
#4
Is it going to be full of monarchies?
Perhaps with a more tribal flavour like in Arabia, but they certainly wouldn't be republics or anything close to that. But it's hard to imagine them lasting for long without being conquered by any of the empires that rose in Persia in the Early Modern period like the Safavids or Afsharids.
 
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Futurist

Ad Honoris
May 2014
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SoCal
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Perhaps with a more tribal flavour like in Arabia, but they certainly wouldn't be republics or anything close to that. But it's hard to imagine them lasting for long without being conquered by any of the empires that rose in Persia in the Early Modern period like the Safavids or Afsharids.
Did Persia actually have that kind of power projection in the 19th century, though?

When Russia have declined to conquest Xinjiang?
For one, during the Sino-French War of 1884-1885. Russia could have entered this war on France's side and tried to conquer XInjiang (and Mongolia) from China.
 
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Jun 2019
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ru
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At all, that region was destroyed by all the world. It's Turkestan. It was attacked by UK, Russia and –°hina alltogether Hundreds of millions of uygurs destroyed by chinese now.
It's very special region
 

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