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The current map of the former Soviet Union is pockmarked with violent conflict, primarily in Transcaucasia, Moldova and Tajikistan. Some of the conflicts are longstanding territorial disputes inherited from the Soviet and pre-Soviet periods; others are born of governmental power struggles that are peculiar to post-putsch politics. The following is a brief overview of the areas of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Republic of Georgia which currently are experiencing violent, organized, armed conflict.

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