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Old 01-08-2015, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Islamic Chaliphate (ISIS) nation building plans also includes Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. This extremist group is the greatest boarder threat today.
Why do they want to add Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Moldova, Serbia, Greece, Tibet and Nepal (all of them are less than 5% Islamic) to their caliphate but not Bangladesh (nearly 150 Million Muslims / 90+% of the population)

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Old 01-08-2015, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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We all know that map is a big fat joke, the cartographer probably just accidentally forgot about Bangladesh lol.
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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Hi, everyone!

I'll be Om Bee. Was born in Kazakhstan. Migrated to US about 8 years ago.

After Soviet collapsed there are so many independent republics. So, Kazakhstan -one of them.

In US was movie "Borat" , where, probably so many americans heard the name of the country for the very first time.

Just curious, what is opinions of people about Kazakhstan, its culture, politics, nature, etc.

Maybe somebody was there?

I'm open minded person and understand the humor, so if you have something to say or to ask (don't forget, I wasn't there about 8 years, so data could be not accurate at the present moment), please very welcome.

My regards to all,
Om Bee.
Lots of ethnic Germans there I understand? Comrade Stalin shipped Boxcar loads of them there in '41. I have cousins (Volga Germans) In a little village just North of the Kazak/Russian border
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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I have become very interested in this area of the world due to reading cycling blogs. I have thoroughly enjoyed the commentary and pictures.

I wonder what has happened to Om Bee ? I hope things went well for her.
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:18 AM
 
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We all know that map is a big fat joke, the cartographer probably just accidentally forgot about Bangladesh lol.
Tamshui here, little Abdullah from Kazakhstan don't look like the joking kind - neither do Xinjiang police in Kashgar this week

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Old 06-23-2015, 11:57 PM
 
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Kazakhstan is a very mystical, unique, and spiritual country around Central Asia. Kazakhstan was off foreigners radar a long time, yet is gaining quick momentum with international awareness lately, especially with wise global minded travelers wanting a rustic, unconventional adventure outside of the stereotypical heavily toured countries.

National demographics of the country is really mind absorbing. There is millions of Kazakh Chinese ultra Asian seeming people of the country, and simultaneously millions of Kazakh Russian European looking people. Kazakhstan might occasionally feel like an ultimate blend of Russia, China, and Turkey in the middle of Central Asia. The national language is Kazakh of a Turkic language family group origin, and the other national language is Russian Slavic. The Asian Kazakhs also almost always know Russian, and try to seem White Eastern European when they speak the language. How cute when the Kazakh Asian ladies speak Russian.

Kazakhstan is arguably the wealthiest country around Central Asia in between Europe, and Asia nations. Almaty, and Astana are getting very trendy lately, including with nightlife clubs. Almaty is right next to high mountains of the country. Hopefully, the Caspian Sea beach land of Kazakhstan gets mass investing with resort seaside town projects over there eventually. Worth anyone's time to visit Kazakhstan.
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Old 06-24-2015, 01:35 AM
 
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Don't forget also the essential Baykonur cosmodrome, under joint Kazakh/Russian administration.
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:37 AM
 
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Why did they change the capital from Almaty to Astana?
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Old 07-10-2015, 07:15 PM
 
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Why did they change the capital from Almaty to Astana?
There is rational supportive evidence on why the capital was moved between Almaty to Astana.


"The Question:
In Kazakhstan, the capital has been Astana since 1997. Before it was Almaty. Why did they switch capitals?

The Answer:
On June 10, 1998, Kazakhs celebrated the unveiling of their new capital, Astana, which means "capital." The city received an official name change in May 1998 from Aqmola, which meant "white grave." The country decided to move the national capital from Almaty to Astana in 1997. The move means the national capital is now in the geographical center of the country, rather than in its largest city.

Officially, the government of Kazakhstan said its reasons for moving the capital north to Astana from Almaty in the country's southeast corner were the area's susceptibility to earthquakes and its proximity to the Chinese border. President Nursultan Nazarbayev also hoped that the move will breathe some life into the economies of the northern regions and spread wealth more evenly around the country.

—The Editors"

Why Did Kazakhstan Move Its Capital?
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Old 07-11-2015, 06:19 AM
 
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We all know that map is a big fat joke, the cartographer probably just accidentally forgot about Bangladesh lol.
and Malaysia and Indonesia
I think they are getting a lil bit too greedy... claiming Slovenia, Austria and Slovakia. When did Islam play any major role in those countries? Tanzania would make more sense.
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