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Soviet Nationalities Map, 1989


This map offers a different representation of the same information as in Document 1. In this case, the population distribution of each Soviet republic is depicted in the pie charts and in the accompanying table. While republics such as Armenia, Lithuania, or Belorussia had a majority of one nationality within their borders, in other republics, such as Latvia, Kazakhstan, or Kirghizstan, the largest ethnic group was still a minority of the overall population.

This source is a part of the Nationalities and the Breakup of the Soviet Union, 1989-2000 teaching module.


Washington, D.C.:Government Printing Office, 1989. Accessed May 6, 2008.

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"Soviet Nationalities Map, 1989," in World History Commons, [accessed February 1, 2023]