Compare and Contrast Xinjiang, Chechnya, and Quebec

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Compare and Contrast Xinjiang, Chechnya, and Quebec In all three of these areas they are trying to achieve some sort of independence. These conflicts are alike in that they involve the struggle of one group to become separate and independent from their home country. In Quebec the movement is peaceful and political. Quebec is trying to be free from Canada because of its dominant French culture in the province. Some people are now satisfied with protected language rights within the Canadian confederation while some still want independence for Quebec. Xinjiang is trying to be free from Communist China. In Xinjiang the Uighur minority wants independence from China due to lack of political options. The movement has used sporadic violence and terrorism to achieve its ends. Xinjiang borders Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Kyrgyzstan. It has been under Chinese control since 1949. Xinjiang’s autonomous status became official in 1955.Various groups want different things, some want to stay with China but maintain a distinct cultural recognition, other are for all out independence. Only in Chechnya has the independence movement spilled over into civil war with terrorism in other parts of Russia. Chechnya's population is made up of three main ethnic groups: Chechens (the majority), Ingush, and Russian. The religion of the Chechen and the Ingush peoples is Islam, while the Russian population is mostly Orthodox Christian. After the breakup of the Soviet Union, the region remained with the new Russian Federation as the Chechen-Ingush republic. They have wanted their independence back and to be free from Russia. The conflicts are mostly language and culture barrier resulting in separatist movements from a larger dominant culture. They are different in geographic locations, how they view the conflicts, and intensity of separation of

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