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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

ARM

Website

Armenia

Established

9/21/1991

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

9/24/2007


President

President

Aragatsotn

Ararat

Armavir

Gegharkunik

Kotayk

Lori

National Assembly

Shirak

Syunik

Tavush

Vayots Dzor

Yerevan


DESCRIPTION

Armenia prides itself on being the first nation to formally adopt Christianity (early 4th century). Despite periods of autonomy, over the centuries Armenia came under the sway of various empires including the Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Persian, and Ottoman. The eastern area of Armenia was ceded by the Ottomans to Russia in 1828; this portion declared its independence in 1918, but was conquered by the Soviet Red Army in 1920. Armenian leaders remain preoccupied by the long conflict with Muslim Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region, assigned to Soviet Azerbaijan in the 1920s by Moscow. Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the area in 1988; the struggle escalated after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By May 1994, when a cease-fire took hold, Armenian forces held not only Nagorno-Karabakh but also a significant portion of Azerbaijan proper. The economies of both sides have been hurt by their inability to make substantial progress toward a peaceful resolution. Turkey imposed an economic blockade on Armenia and closed the common border because of the Armenian occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas. National Flag Description: The red recalls the blood shed in the struggle for national existence. The blue stands for the skies, hope and the unchanging character of the land. The orange represents the courage of the people. Religious Adherents http://www.thearda.com/internationalData/countries/Country_12_2.asp Christian 83.3% Non-religious 9.7% Atheist 4.3% Muslim 2.5% Other Religions 0.1%


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Contributor

4/9/2011 11:55 am

Amusing

Old Lady Who Cut Off Armenia’s Internet Has Never Heard of the Internet

Homegrown Democrat

8/5/2006 1:00 am

Analysis

Forgotten war threatens to reignite

ChronoT

2/19/2003 8:54 pm

General

Early Unofficial Results Show Incumbent Kocharian in Lead in Armenian Presidential Election

Mr. Techno


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