As Neighbors Fear Armenian Designs...An Embargo Is Biting But How Hard?

The defining event of modern Armenian history was the massacre, verging on genocide, of up to 1.5 million Armenians in the eastern provinces of the Ottoman empire in 1915. Armenians around the world have not forgiven Turkey for the massacres. Today, the descendants of the emigres fervently root for the Republic of Armenia, the tiny nation that gained independence with the dissolution of the former Soviet Union, in its undeclared war with feighboring Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Karabakh, a highland area inside Azerbaijan inhabited by ethnic Armenians.

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