Armenia

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Armenia
Armenia


Official Language Armenian
Capital Yerevan
Head of State Drastamat Kanayan
Head of Government Garegin Nzdek
Establishment
  - autonomous region of the Ottoman Empire

  June 1928
Government Semi-independant pashaluk, under the authority of the Ottoman Empire
Currency Armenian Dram
Area 29,800 km²
Population About 1 million

Armenia is a country in Eastern Europe/Western Asia. It borders Georgia to the north, Azerbaijan to the east, Persia to the south and the Ottoman Empire to the west.


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History

With the dissolution of the Transcaucasian Federation, the new-born Republic of Armenia was forced to stand alone against the Turkish might. Eventually the Republic of Armenia was able to secure peace through the Treaty of Batumi, but only after making some painful territorial concessions to the Ottoman Empire. This short-lived peace only lasted for 8 years when the Turkish Army invaded and occupied whole of Armenia in 1926. The Ottomans' original intention of the war was to erase the First Republic of Armenia from the map completely, but after occupying the country for two years, with mounting internal tensions within the Empire, the Sublime Porte decided to accept the existence of the Armenian State, albeit as a puppet of the Empire. In June 1928, the Second Armenian Republic, headed by General Drastamat Kanayan, signed a formal peace treaty with the Ottoman Empire. By 1936, the Second Republic achieved economic and political stability, but under the surface the country remains something of a 'powder-keg' for it’s Ottoman masters.

Politics

Head of State: Drastamat Kanayan

Head of Government: Garegin Nzdek

Foreign Minister: Bhogas Nubar Pasha

Minister of Armament: Hagop Andonian

Minister of Security: Karek Pastermadjan

Minister of Intelligence: Jack Agazarian

Chief of Staff: Misak Babajanian

Chief of Army: Antranig Osanian

Armenia still has various territorial disputes with her neighbours, and some people are demanding a return to the stability of Russian rule, whilst other movements call for complete independence.

Military

Army

A small badly-equipped army was create for the defence of the country; however, it is usually used only for the repression of protests. The Ottoman army is the real guarantee (and threat) to the safety and independence of Armenia.

Foreign relations

Under the political, economic and military authority of the Ottoman Empire.

Friendly relations with Italian Federation and Russia.

Unfriendly relations with Azerbaijan, Georgia and Alash Orda.

Culture

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