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->The emblem was adopted in 1993. It composed of the crown from the national flag (refering the the Persian word for "crown", taj which is where the Tajiks got their name from.), the Pamir mountains, the cottom and wheat (two of the exports of the country) wrapped around by red-white-green (the national colours of Tajikistan) ribbons and a book.

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->The emblem was adopted in 1993. It composed of the crown from the national flag (refering the the Persian word for "crown", taj which is where the Tajiks got their name from.), the sun rising over the Pamir mountains, the cottom and wheat (two of the exports of the country) wrapped around by red-white-green (the national colours of Tajikistan) ribbons and a book.





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[[AC:Emblem of Tajikistan]]
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->The emblem was adopted in 1993. It composed of the crown from the national flag (refering the the Persian word for "crown", taj which is where the Tajiks got their name from.), the Pamir mountains, the cottom and wheat (two of the exports of the country) wrapped around by red-white-green (the national colours of Tajikistan) ribbons and a book.
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[[AC:The Tajik national anthem]]

->Диёри арҷманди мо,
->Ба бахти мо сари азизи ту баланд бод,
->Саодати ту, давлати ту бегазанд бод.
->Зи дурии замонаҳо расидаем,
->Ба зери парчами ту саф кашидаем, кашидаем.

->Зинда бош, эй Ватан,
->Тоҷикистони озоди ман!

->Барои ному нанги мо
->Ту аз умеди рафтагони мо нишонаӣ,
->Ту баҳри ворисон ҷаҳони ҷовидонаӣ,
->Хазон намерасад ба навбаҳори ту,
->Ки мазраи вафо бувад канори ту, канори ту.

->Зинда бош, эй Ватан,
->Тоҷикистони озоди ман!

->Ту модари ягонаӣ,
->Бақои ту бувад бақои хонадони мо,
->Мароми ту бувад мароми ҷисму ҷони мо,
->Зи ту саодати абад насиби мост,
->Ту ҳастиву ҳама ҷаҳон ҳабиби мост, ҳабиби мост.

->Зинда бош, эй Ватан,
->Тоҷикистони озоди ман!
[[note]]
->Diyori arjmandi mo,
->Ba baxti mo sari azizi tu baland bod,
->Saodati tu, davlati tu begazand bod.
->Zi duriyi zamonaho rasidayem,
->Ba zeri parchami tu saf kashidayem, kashidayem.

->Zinda bosh, ey Vatan,
->Tojikistoni ozodi man!

->Baroyi nomu nangi mo
->Tu az umedi raftagoni mo nishonayí,
->Tu bahri vorison jahoni jovidonayí,
->Xazon namerasad ba navbahori tu,
->Ki mazra‘i vafo buvad kanori tu, kanori tu.

->Zinda bosh, ey Vatan,
->Tojikistoni ozodi man!

->Tu modari yagonayí,
->Baqoyi tu buvad baqoyi xonadoni mo,
->Maromi tu buvad maromi jismu joni mo,
->Zi tu saodati abad nasibi most,
->Tu hastivu hama jahon habibi most, habibi most.

->Zinda bosh, ey Vatan,
->Tojikistoni ozodi man!
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->Our country so beloved,
->Happy we are to see thy dignity.
->Let thy joy and prosperity fore’er be.
->For aeons have we new horizons reached;
->Together aligned we stand under thy flag – under thy flag.

->Long live my homeland,
->My free Tajikistan!

->Thou art our symbol tribal,
->Thou showest us our hope of the departed,
->Thou art for thy sons a world eternal,
->Thy spring shall ne’er fade away,
->We shall continue to remain loyal to thee – loyal to thee.

->Long live my homeland,
->My free Tajikistan!

->Thou art a mother of us all,
->Thou ’long with thy future are our future,
->Thine essence is the essence of our bodies and souls,
->Thou giv’st us amaranthine happiness,
->Because of thee, Tajikistan, we love the world – love the world.

->Long live my homeland,
->My free Tajikistan!
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* Unitary presidential constitutional republic

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* Unitary dominant-party presidential constitutional secular republic



** Chairman of the National Assembly: Rustam Emomali
** Chairman of the Assembly of Representatives: Mahmadtoir Zokirzoda

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** Chairman of the National Assembly: Majlisi Milli: Rustam Emomali
** Chairman of the Assembly of Representatives: Mahmadtoir Zokirzoda
Emomali


Tajikistan is also rather notorious for being a Muslim-majority country that cracks down on Islamic expression ''hard''. The administration has banned long beards, Arabic-sounding names and the only Islamist party in the country, discouraged women from wearing headscarves and regulates religious practices and studies very closely - unofficial Islamic teachings can get you jail time. Any form of Islam not approved by the government is banned under the blanket of "Wahhabism", even if it doesn't necessarily fit the actual definition. Though such policies wouldn't be out of place like in UsefulNotes/{{Albania}} under Enver Hoxha or any other Muslim-majority Soviet regime, Rahmon has repeatedly stressed that he is a Muslim himself and has enforced secularism in order to curb religious extremism in his country.

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Tajikistan is also rather notorious for being a Muslim-majority country that cracks down on Islamic expression ''hard''. The administration has banned long beards, Arabic-sounding names and the only Islamist party in the country, discouraged women from wearing headscarves and regulates religious practices and studies very closely - unofficial Islamic teachings can get you jail time. Any form of Islam not approved by the government is banned under the blanket of "Wahhabism", even if it doesn't necessarily fit the actual definition. Though such policies wouldn't be out of place like in UsefulNotes/{{Albania}} under Enver Hoxha or any other Muslim-majority Soviet regime, Rahmon has repeatedly stressed that he is a Muslim himself and has enforced secularism in order to curb religious extremism in his country.


The current president is Emomali Rahmon, formerly Emomali Rakhmonov. He changed his surname to reduce Russian influence in Tajik culture. He also once considered reviving the Tajik Perso-Arabic alphabet. However, it was scrapped.

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The current president since 1992 is Emomali Rahmon, formerly Emomali Rakhmonov. He changed his surname to reduce Russian influence in Tajik culture. He also once considered reviving the Tajik Perso-Arabic alphabet. However, it was scrapped.
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* Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic

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* Unitary semi-presidential presidential constitutional republic


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[[AC:Government]]
* Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
** President: Emomali Rahmon
** Prime Minister: Kokhir Rasulzoda
** Chairman of the National Assembly: Rustam Emomali
** Chairman of the Assembly of Representatives: Mahmadtoir Zokirzoda


Most of the population speak a variety of Persian dubbed as Tajik. The naming came as a result of politics dating back to the Soviet era, as the authorities wanted to distance the Persians who lived in the Union from those who lived elsewhere. The Soviets were also the reason why Tajiks write with the Cyrillic script, instead of Arabic. Tajiki Persian has a different set of vowels compared to the more widespread Tehrani Persian, but is just as innovative in regards to Early New Persian (if you want conservative, look for Afghani Persian/Dari). The most obvious characteristic of Tajiki Persian is that they further mangled Early New Persian long /a:/ into the open-mid vowel /ɔ/, whereas other varieties still pronounce it as the open vowel /ɒ/. It's enough to warrant transcription into "o" instead "a", hence why it's "obi" instead of Iran and Afghanistan's "abi" (blue), "jahon" instead of "jahan" (world), and "Forsi" instead of "Farsi" (Persian). The current president's name, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Imomali/Emomali]] Rahmon, is "Emamali Rahman" in Tehrani.

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Most of the population speak a variety of Persian dubbed as Tajik. It is also spoken in UsefulNotes/{{Uzbekistan}}; Samarkand, the country's second largest city, is mostly Tajik-speaking. The naming came as a result of politics dating back to the Soviet era, as the authorities wanted to distance the Persians who lived in the Union from those who lived elsewhere. The Soviets were also the reason why Tajiks write with the Cyrillic script, instead of Arabic. Tajiki Persian has have a different set of vowels compared to the more widespread Tehrani Iranian Persian, but is they are just as innovative in regards compared to Early New Persian (if you want conservative, look for Afghani Persian/Dari). The most obvious characteristic of Tajiki Persian Tajik is that they further mangled Early New Persian long /a:/ into the open-mid vowel /ɔ/, whereas other varieties still pronounce it as the open vowel /ɒ/. It's enough to warrant transcription into "o" instead "a", hence why it's "obi" instead of Iran and Afghanistan's "abi" (blue), "jahon" instead of "jahan" (world), and "Forsi" instead of "Farsi" (Persian). The current president's name, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Imomali/Emomali]] Rahmon, is "Emamali Rahman" in Tehrani.
Iranian.


The [[UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}} Zoroastrian]] holy book ''Avesta'' lists Sogdia as the second of the sixteen lands created by Ahura Mazda for the Iranian peoples. Though documentation had been going on since before the 6th century BC, no established state existed in Sogdia until the [[UsefulNotes/PersiansWithPistols Achaemenids]] under UsefulNotes/CyrusTheGreat invaded Central Asia. UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's Asian campaign turned the region as part of the Greek Macedonian, then Seleucid empires before native control returned with the Kushans and a little-understood hodgepodge of nomadic and pastoralist tribes and peoples known as the Hephthalites.

In the 8th century, the Umayyad caliphate under Al-Walid invaded Sogdia and converted the local population to Islam. Conquest was not immediate, however, as a tug-of-war ensued between the Umayyads and the Turkic Turgesh confederation, who had made their move against Central Asia a few centuries earlier, ending with the caliphate's victory. Around this time, Persian settlers moved to Sogdia and Bactria (northern Afghanistan) and slowly but surely the locals abandoned their native tongues in favor of the immigrants' language. The new population was referred by the Turks, somewhat pejoratively, as "Tajiks".

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Most of the population speak a variety of Persian dubbed as Tajik. The naming came as a result of politics dating back to the Soviet era, as the authorities wanted to distance the Persians who lived in the Union from those who lived elsewhere. The Soviets were also the reason why Tajiks write with the Cyrillic script, instead of Arabic. Tajiki Persian has a different set of vowels compared to the more widespread Tehrani Persian, but is just as innovative in regards to Early New Persian (if you want conservative, look for Afghani Persian/Dari). The most obvious characteristic of Tajiki Persian is that they further mangled Early New Persian long /a:/ into the open-mid vowel /ɔ/, whereas other varieties still pronounce it as the open vowel /ɒ/. It's enough to warrant transcription into "o" instead "a", hence why it's "obi" instead of Iran and Afghanistan's "abi" (blue), "jahon" instead of "jahan" (world), and "Forsi" instead of "Farsi" (Persian). The current president's name, [[SpellMyNameWithAnS Imomali/Emomali]] Rahmon, is "Emamali Rahman" in Tehrani.

The [[UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}} Zoroastrian]] holy book ''Avesta'' lists Sogdia as the second of the sixteen lands created by Ahura Mazda for the Iranian peoples. Though documentation had it has been going on mentioned since before the 6th century BC, BCE, no established state existed in Sogdia until the [[UsefulNotes/PersiansWithPistols Achaemenids]] under UsefulNotes/CyrusTheGreat invaded Central Asia. UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's Asian campaign turned the region as part of the Greek Macedonian, then Seleucid empires before native control returned with the Kushans and a little-understood hodgepodge of nomadic and pastoralist tribes and peoples known as the Hephthalites.

In the 8th century, century CE, the Umayyad caliphate under Al-Walid invaded Sogdia and converted the local population to Islam. Conquest was not immediate, however, as a tug-of-war ensued between the Umayyads and the Turkic Turgesh confederation, who had made their move against Central Asia a few centuries earlier, ending with the caliphate's victory. Around this time, Persian settlers moved to Sogdia and Bactria (northern Afghanistan) and slowly but surely the locals abandoned their native tongues in favor of the immigrants' language. The new population was referred by the Turks, somewhat pejoratively, as "Tajiks".



During their rule, the Soviets began to promote the notion of a separate Tajik identity and language for Persians who live in the Union (as noted above, the term was originally pejorative). The campaign even reached Persians across the border in Afghanistan as well, where there are more Persian speakers than in the Tajik SSR, though not to the same extent as that happening in the Union.

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Tajikistan is also rather notorious for being a Muslim-majority country that cracks down on Islamic expression ''hard''. The administration has banned long beards, Arabic-sounding names and the only Islamist party in the country, discouraged women from wearing headscarves and regulates religious practices and studies very closely - unofficial Islamic teachings can get you jail time. Any form of Islam not approved by the government is banned under the blanket of "Wahhabism", even if it doesn't necessarily fit the actual definition. Though such policies wouldn't be out of place like in UsefulNotes/{{Albania}} under Enver Hoxha or any other Muslim-majority Soviet regime, Rahmon has repeatedly stressed that he is a Muslim himself and has enforced secularism in order to curb religious extremism in his country.


The [[UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}} Zoroastrian]] holy book ''Avesta'' lists Sogdia as the second of the sixteen lands created by Ahura Mazda for the Iranian peoples. Though documentation had been going on since before the 6th century BC, no established state existed in Sogdia until the Achaemenids under UsefulNotes/CyrusTheGreat invaded Central Asia. UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's Asian campaign turned the region as part of the Greek Macedonian, then Seleucid empires before native control returned with the Kushans and a little-understood hodgepodge of nomadic and pastoralist tribes and peoples known as the Hephthalites.

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The [[UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}} Zoroastrian]] holy book ''Avesta'' lists Sogdia as the second of the sixteen lands created by Ahura Mazda for the Iranian peoples. Though documentation had been going on since before the 6th century BC, no established state existed in Sogdia until the Achaemenids [[UsefulNotes/PersiansWithPistols Achaemenids]] under UsefulNotes/CyrusTheGreat invaded Central Asia. UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's Asian campaign turned the region as part of the Greek Macedonian, then Seleucid empires before native control returned with the Kushans and a little-understood hodgepodge of nomadic and pastoralist tribes and peoples known as the Hephthalites.


Tajikistan ('''Tajik:''' ''Тоҷикистон''), officially known as the Republic of Tajikistan ('''Tajik:''' ''Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон, Jumhuriyi Tojikiston''; '''Russian:''' ''Респу́блика Таджикистан, Respublika Tadzhikistan'') is a Central Asian country that was a part of the [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn USSR]] until 1991. While it is lumped among the Central Asian states, it is not Turkic as the others and is in fact a part of the Iranian world. It was also poorest of the former Soviet republics, being north of UsefulNotes/{{Afghanistan}} and with the attendant problems of Islamist insurgency didn't help.

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Tajikistan ('''Tajik:''' ''Тоҷикистон''), officially known as the Republic of Tajikistan ('''Tajik:''' ''Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон, Jumhuriyi Tojikiston''; '''Russian:''' ''Респу́блика Таджикистан, Respublika Tadzhikistan'') is a Central Asian country that was a part of the [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn USSR]] until 1991. While it is lumped among the Central Asian states, it is not Turkic as the others and is in fact a part of the Iranian world. It was also the poorest of the former Soviet republics, being republics. Being north of UsefulNotes/{{Afghanistan}} and with the attendant problems of Islamist [[UsefulNotes/{{Islam}} Islamist]] insurgency didn't help.


Tajikistan ('''Tajik:''' ''Тоҷикистон''), officially known as the Republic of Tajikistan ('''Tajik:''' ''Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон, Jumhuriyi Tojikiston''; '''Russian:''' ''Респу́блика Таджикистан, Respublika Tadzhikistan'') is a Central Asian country that was a part of the USSR until 1991. While it is lumped among the Central Asian states, it is not Turkic as the others and is in fact a part of the Persian world (see below). It was also poorest of the former Soviet republics, being north of UsefulNotes/{{Afghanistan}} and with the attendant problems of Islamic insurgency didn't help.

"Tajik" is actually a term that was previously used by the Turkic settlers of Central Asia to refer to their southern Muslim neighbors (at that time, the Turkics hadn't yet converted to Islam). It eventually evolved to refer to the Persian-speaking peoples of Transoxiana (basically today's Tajikistan and Northern Afghanistan) after the Turkics' conversion, but it remained a somewhat pejorative term until the Russian era. While its use is politically-motivated, the term becomes handy to differentiate between the Sunni and Shia Persians, because the Tajiks are basically Persians who remain Sunni Muslims when the other Persians were aggressively evangelized to Shia Islam during the Safavid era. A good analogy would be the Germans post-Reformation; while the Germans who follow the Protestant movement retain their ethnonym, the Germans who keep being Catholics are gradually referred to as Austrians and/or Alemanns. The analogy goes even further as the conservative Tajiks live in the highlands like the Alemanns, while the progressive Persians live in the lowlands[[note]]relatively; Iran is actually quite mountainous, but Transoxiana is
''more'' mountainous.[[/note]] like the Germans.

The Tajiks consider themselves to be descendants of both Persian settlers during the Achaemenids and the native Sogdian population. It was attested that UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}}'s main book, the ''Avesta'', was written in Bactria, where Tajikistan and Afghanistan stands today. When it was invaded by the Arabs in the 8th century, the people living in the region became Muslims. The Samanid empire in Eastern Iran [900-999] was probably founded by Tajik-speakers. Then it came under the rule of Khorezm, the Mongols, Tamerlane, and the Shaybanids based in Uzbekistan. By the end of the 1700s, the territory of Tajikistan was under the control of the Uzbek khanates of Kokand and Bukhara.

The territory was caught into UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia's expansion in the late 1800s, with light resistance. During the [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Russian Revolution]], Bukhara became a communist state until it was subsumed to what would be the Soviet Union. During the 1930s, the Tajik ASSR, later promoted to an SSR, came to being. Its capital Dushanbe was for a time, called [[EgoPolis Stalinabad]], in honor of UsefulNotes/JosephStalin. It seen its period of repression.

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Tajikistan ('''Tajik:''' ''Тоҷикистон''), officially known as the Republic of Tajikistan ('''Tajik:''' ''Ҷумҳурии Тоҷикистон, Jumhuriyi Tojikiston''; '''Russian:''' ''Респу́блика Таджикистан, Respublika Tadzhikistan'') is a Central Asian country that was a part of the USSR [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn USSR]] until 1991. While it is lumped among the Central Asian states, it is not Turkic as the others and is in fact a part of the Persian world (see below). Iranian world. It was also poorest of the former Soviet republics, being north of UsefulNotes/{{Afghanistan}} and with the attendant problems of Islamic Islamist insurgency didn't help.

"Tajik" is actually a term that was previously used by The modern state of Tajikistan mainly encompasses the Turkic settlers more mountainous part of Sogdia, an ancient division of Central Asia to refer to their southern Muslim neighbors (at that time, contains some of the Turkics hadn't yet converted to Islam). It eventually evolved to refer to highest mountains in the Persian-speaking peoples world. Indeed, the Pamirs, the main mountain range of Transoxiana (basically today's Tajikistan the country, is the UrExample for the phrase "Roof of the World". As you can guess, few people are willing to take the risk of living in untamed mountains, both in the past or present, which is why most of the interesting things happened in the southwestern lowlands and Northern Afghanistan) after a piece of the Turkics' conversion, but it remained a somewhat pejorative term until very fertile Fergana valley located in the Russian era. While its use is politically-motivated, the term becomes handy to differentiate between the Sunni and Shia Persians, because the Tajiks are basically Persians northern panhandle. Those who remain Sunni Muslims when the other Persians were aggressively evangelized do choose to Shia Islam during the Safavid era. A good analogy would be the Germans post-Reformation; while the Germans who follow the Protestant movement retain their ethnonym, the Germans who keep being Catholics are gradually referred to as Austrians and/or Alemanns. The analogy goes even further as the conservative Tajiks live in the highlands like mountains have to make do with pastoral nomadism and isolation, so they inherited their ancestors' culture more faithfully compared to the Alemanns, while lowland peoples.

The [[UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}} Zoroastrian]] holy book ''Avesta'' lists Sogdia as
the progressive Persians live in second of the lowlands[[note]]relatively; Iran is actually quite mountainous, but Transoxiana is
''more'' mountainous.[[/note]] like
sixteen lands created by Ahura Mazda for the Germans.

The Tajiks consider themselves to be descendants of both Persian settlers during
Iranian peoples. Though documentation had been going on since before the 6th century BC, no established state existed in Sogdia until the Achaemenids and the native Sogdian population. It was attested that UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}}'s main book, the ''Avesta'', was written in Bactria, where Tajikistan and Afghanistan stands today. When it was under UsefulNotes/CyrusTheGreat invaded by the Arabs in the 8th century, the people living in Central Asia. UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat's Asian campaign turned the region became Muslims. The Samanid empire in Eastern Iran [900-999] was probably founded by Tajik-speakers. Then it came under the rule of Khorezm, the Mongols, Tamerlane, and the Shaybanids based in Uzbekistan. By the end as part of the 1700s, the territory of Tajikistan was under the Greek Macedonian, then Seleucid empires before native control of returned with the Uzbek khanates of Kokand Kushans and Bukhara.a little-understood hodgepodge of nomadic and pastoralist tribes and peoples known as the Hephthalites.

In the 8th century, the Umayyad caliphate under Al-Walid invaded Sogdia and converted the local population to Islam. Conquest was not immediate, however, as a tug-of-war ensued between the Umayyads and the Turkic Turgesh confederation, who had made their move against Central Asia a few centuries earlier, ending with the caliphate's victory. Around this time, Persian settlers moved to Sogdia and Bactria (northern Afghanistan) and slowly but surely the locals abandoned their native tongues in favor of the immigrants' language. The new population was referred by the Turks, somewhat pejoratively, as "Tajiks".

Sogdia broke free of the Arabs' control a mere century after their conquest, alongside the rest of the Iranian world. The Samanid empire emerged as the most significant Persianate polity after independence, but it wasn't long until the Turks, now also Muslims, reestablished control with the Ghaznavids, the Seljuks, and the Khwarezmians, although native control did exist (the formerly Buddhist Ghurids being a major example). In the 13th century, the Mongols' world invasions hit Sogdia hard, but rebuilding commenced quickly, helped by the fact that it was spared from a similar invasion by the Timurids in the following century. After Timur's empire fractured, control was taken by the Uzbeks, who ruled the territory as part of the Khanates of Bukhara and Kokand.

The territory was caught into UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia's expansion in the late 1800s, with light resistance. The northern part was directly controlled as part of Samarkand, Fergana, and Semirechie Oblasts, but the Russians allowed Bukhara, which included the present capital of Dushanbe, some degree of self-rule. During the [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Russian Revolution]], Bukhara became a communist state until it was subsumed to what would be the Soviet Union. During the 1930s, In 1924, the Tajik ASSR, later promoted to an SSR, came to being. Its capital being, which finalized the modern borders of the country. Dushanbe was for a time, called [[EgoPolis Stalinabad]], in honor of UsefulNotes/JosephStalin. It seen its period of repression.
repression.

During their rule, the Soviets began to promote the notion of a separate Tajik identity and language for Persians who live in the Union (as noted above, the term was originally pejorative). The campaign even reached Persians across the border in Afghanistan as well, where there are more Persian speakers than in the Tajik SSR, though not to the same extent as that happening in the Union.



Geographically, Tajikistan is '''highly''' mountainous, sort of like a Central Asian UsefulNotes/{{Switzerland}}. It says something when more than 90% of the country is covered by mountains, many of which are over 6000 meters tall. The perpetual snow and many glaciers that dot the landscape has supported irrigation for as long as the area was first settled. The mountains that cover the country are mainly those from the Pamir, which extends to Afghanistan and UsefulNotes/{{China}}. About the only area not covered by mountains is the Fergana Valley in the north, which is mostly flat and populated by the Uzbeks. These traits are also shared by neighboring UsefulNotes/{{Kyrgyzstan}}, which has ''slightly'' less mountains but still enough to make it part of the "Roof of the World".

Tajikistan's population is one of the most homogenous in the famously diverse Central Asia. 89.9% of the population are officially Tajiks, while the rest mainly consists of Uzbeks and [[TheRemnant several small communities of Eastern Iranian peoples who once dominated the entire Central Asia before the Turkics screwed them up, though they managed to survive thanks to the mountainous terrain]]. Despite the high percentage, Tajikistan doesn't hold the most numerous Tajik population; that title would be awarded to Afghanistan, who has 9.4 million vs Tajikistan's 6.7 million Tajiks, though confusingly enough, the Tajiks' language is called Dari there (yes, another term to mix-up the already-convoluted way to refer to Persian).


The current president is Inomali Rahmon, formerly Inomali Rakhmonov. He changed his surname to reduce Russian influence in Tajik culture. He also once considered reviving the Tajik Perso-Arabic alphabet. However, it was scrapped.

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The current president is Inomali Emomali Rahmon, formerly Inomali Emomali Rakhmonov. He changed his surname to reduce Russian influence in Tajik culture. He also once considered reviving the Tajik Perso-Arabic alphabet. However, it was scrapped.


The Tajiks consider themselves to be descendants of both Persian settlers during the Achaemenids and the native Sogdian population. It was attested that {{Zoroastrianism}}'s main book, the ''Avesta'', was written in Bactria, where Tajikistan and Afghanistan stands today. When it was invaded by the Arabs in the 8th century, the people living in the region became Muslims. The Samanid empire in Eastern Iran [900-999] was probably founded by Tajik-speakers. Then it came under the rule of Khorezm, the Mongols, Tamerlane, and the Shaybanids based in Uzbekistan. By the end of the 1700s, the territory of Tajikistan was under the control of the Uzbek khanates of Kokand and Bukhara.

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The Tajiks consider themselves to be descendants of both Persian settlers during the Achaemenids and the native Sogdian population. It was attested that {{Zoroastrianism}}'s UsefulNotes/{{Zoroastrianism}}'s main book, the ''Avesta'', was written in Bactria, where Tajikistan and Afghanistan stands today. When it was invaded by the Arabs in the 8th century, the people living in the region became Muslims. The Samanid empire in Eastern Iran [900-999] was probably founded by Tajik-speakers. Then it came under the rule of Khorezm, the Mongols, Tamerlane, and the Shaybanids based in Uzbekistan. By the end of the 1700s, the territory of Tajikistan was under the control of the Uzbek khanates of Kokand and Bukhara.


The territory was caught into TsaristRussia's expansion in the late 1800s, with light resistance. During the [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Russian Revolution]], Bukhara became a communist state until it was subsumed to what would be the Soviet Union. During the 1930s, the Tajik ASSR, later promoted to an SSR, came to being. Its capital Dushanbe was for a time, called [[EgoPolis Stalinabad]], in honor of UsefulNotes/JosephStalin. It seen its period of repression.

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The territory was caught into TsaristRussia's UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia's expansion in the late 1800s, with light resistance. During the [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Russian Revolution]], Bukhara became a communist state until it was subsumed to what would be the Soviet Union. During the 1930s, the Tajik ASSR, later promoted to an SSR, came to being. Its capital Dushanbe was for a time, called [[EgoPolis Stalinabad]], in honor of UsefulNotes/JosephStalin. It seen its period of repression.


The territory was caught into TsaristRussia's expansion in the late 1800s, with light resistance. During the [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Russian Revolution]], Bukhara became a communist state until it was subsumed to what would be the Soviet Union. During the 1930s, the Tajik ASSR, later promoted to an SSR, came to being. Its capital Dushanbe was for a time, called [[EgoPolis Stalinabad]], in honor of JosephStalin. It seen its period of repression.

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The territory was caught into TsaristRussia's expansion in the late 1800s, with light resistance. During the [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Russian Revolution]], Bukhara became a communist state until it was subsumed to what would be the Soviet Union. During the 1930s, the Tajik ASSR, later promoted to an SSR, came to being. Its capital Dushanbe was for a time, called [[EgoPolis Stalinabad]], in honor of JosephStalin.UsefulNotes/JosephStalin. It seen its period of repression.

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