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The remnants of the former Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, based around the city of Kyzylorda. It continues to claim most of Kazakhstan as its territory.
- Authority in Name Only: Even though the borders of Kyzylorda are impressive in contrast to other Kazakh states, in reality, the military government holds full control only over the capital city and Alma-Ata, while the rest of its territories are lawless and riddled with bandits, as German bombings make maintaining order in other territories impossible.
- Elite Army: Kyzylorda is the only country in the region that has a professional military force, formed from the remnants of the Red Army.
- The Remnant: Kyzylorda is the legal successor of the Kazakh SSR and one of the few post-Soviet states that still hold to the idea of Soviet Communism.
- Cincinnatus: General Momyshuly can resign as political leader after Kyzylorda reunifies Kazakhstan, ceding his powers to Dinmukhamed Kunaev's civilian government.
- Historical Badass Upgrade: In OTL, Momyshuly was a Kazakh commander with a distinguished service in World War II, and became a writer post-war. In TNO, Momyshuly became the leader of the remnants of the Kazakh SSR after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
- Undying Loyalty: Momyshuly is unwaveringly loyal to the principles of Marxism-Leninism and his two homelands, the Soviet Union and Kazakhstan. After the USSR's collapse, he became determined to become the catalyst that would revive the Union and communism.
A democratic republic located in northeastern Kazakhstan and based around the city of Pavlodar.
- Disaster Democracy: Pavlodar is the only capitalist democracy in Central Asia, a region filled with despots, warlords and bandits.
- La Résistance: Inspired by Pavlodar's desperate fight against Kyzylorda, liberals can launch an uprising in Communist-controlled Alma-Ata, which, while destined to fail, opens for Pavlodar a possible opportunity to turn the tide of war.
- Richard Nixon, the Used Car Salesman: In real life, Mukanov was a Kazakh writer and anthropologist. In this timeline, he has become a politician and president of the democratic Republic of Pavlodar.
- Self-Made Man: Once an impoverished man, Mukanov ended up becoming one of Kazakhstan's most renowned writers and a prominent liberal nationalist.
An Islamic fundamentalist government based around the city of Kostanay and located in the northern half of Kazakhstan.
- Church Militant: The Islamic Anti-Bandit Brigades are popular and godly militias that bring justice to the land of Kostanay.
- Forbidden Zone: If Kostanay unifies Kazakhstan, it enters isolation and closes its borders to non-believers.
- The Fundamentalist: Kostanay, once a mere bandit domain, became a nation ruled by Islamic fundamentalists who seek to launch a holy war against the infidels in the rest of Kazakhstan.
- The Theocracy: The Islamic Republic of Kostanay is ruled by the law of God.
A Kazakh nationalist republic based around the city of Aktobe near the Aral Sea. It officially subscribes to National Renewal, an ideology that combines elements of capitalism, communism and fascism.
- The Famine: As a result of Aktobe's relentless industrialisation, more and more people are moving to the cities every day, leaving their farms fallow. Officially the Party's line is that the food shortages are temporary, but internal studies have shown that if industrialisation is not scaled down, the death toll will be catastrophic.
- The Neutral Zone: If Nowa Polska pacifies Kazakhstan, it will establish the neutral Republic of Aktobe, ruled by Polish general Rudolf Dzipanow, as a buffer between itself and the friendly Republic of Kazakhstan located in Pavlodar, Kokshetau and Kyzylorda.
- Colonel Badass: Onoprienko was a decorated Red Army colonel during World War II.
- Commie Nazis: Chairman Onoprienko has forged a "National Renewal" ideology that includes elements of capitalism, communism, and fascism. In gameplay terms, his ideology is classified as Despotism.
- Immigrant Patriotism: Onoprienko was born to a family of Ukrainian peasants who had migrated to Kazakhstan.
A Kazakh warlord state based around the city of Kokshetau in northern Kazakhstan, which seeks to imitate the nomadic hordes and empires of its past.
- Hordes from the East: Abu Khan tries to invoke the glory of the nomadic hordes of the past.
- Rape, Pillage, and Burn: The hordes of Kokshetau are glorified bandits who see nearby territories as mere targets for raids. The conquest of major cities in Central Asia by Abu Khan's forces is accompanied by terrifying pillaging.
- The Cameo: In a post-Taboritsky Kazakhstan, Khan and two of his generals, Vasily Bovt and Vasily Benberin, all fight under the banner of the Free Kazakh Clans.
- HeelFace Turn: In a post-Taboritsky Kazakhstan, Abu Khan ends up fighting for the Free Kazakh Clans, who defend Kazakhs, Russians and Poles from Safa Gaziz's Kazakh Purification Army
- Historical Villain Upgrade: The real Abu Dusukhambetov was a Hero of the Soviet Union who was killed in battle in 1943 when fighting in Kiev.
- King of Thieves: Abu Khan is the most powerful bandit warlord in Kazakhstan.
- A Villain Named Khan: Abu Dusukhambetov got the nickname Abu Khan after he personally killed the leader of a bandit gang, which stuck.
A republic located in western Kazakhstan, which was founded by Polish refugees exiled from Poland to Central Asia.
- Artifact Title: Nowa Polska is still officially known as the Polish Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, even though it is no longer bordering any Soviet remnants, and the socialist Polish Workers' Party is no longer in power.
- Determinator: Nowa Polska was founded by Poles who were sent by the Germans in hundreds of thousands to die in the wastes of Siberia and the deserts of Kazakhstan. They refused to die and organized themselves to settle in Western Kazakhstan, intending to preserve their second homeland and survive.
- Fighting for a Homeland: Nowa Polska is founded by Polish refugees who refuse to die, and exemplifies "Poland is Not Yet Lost" in the world of TNO.
- Going Native: The Poles can compromise their identity to the point of having more and more in common with their Kazakh neighbors than their compatriots back in their old homeland.
- Invading Refugees: As Poles filled Western Kazakh cities and towns, they developed a... complicated relationship with the locals who found themselves a displaced minority in their homeland. As a result, ethnic conflicts aren't a rare occurrence in those lands.
- New Neo City: The Polish exiles in Western Kazakhstan informally call their country Nowa Polska (New Poland).
- The Promised Land: Western Kazakhstan became a new homeland for exiled Poles, who intend to protect it at all costs.
- Reluctant Ruler: If the Poles refuse to compromise their national identity and not only fight back against Zabelkin, the bandits, and all the rest, but win against them all, they find themselves in a position of ruling over a vast Kazakh population that they never really wanted to rule over, but can't really afford to let go of, lest they wind up having to refight all those wars just to keep themselves from being expelled from a second homeland.
- The Remnant: By the start of the mod, Nowa Polska is the only Polish nation left, with the historical borders of Poland being German territory, either as part of the Reich proper, the Generalgouvernement or RK Ostland.
- You Can't Go Home Again: The Poles exiled to Kazakhstan have accepted that old Poland is, indeed, lost to them, and they have no choice but to build a new home in the Central Asian steppes.
- Military Coup: Spychalski came into power by orchestrating a bloodless coup against the Polish Workers' Party on behalf of generals who viewed the government as too dogmatic and short-sighted.
- Realpolitik: Spychalski remains sincerely loyal to Socialism and the Soviet Union, while also neglecting the revolutionary principles by sidelining the Polish Workers' Party, seeking inconvenient allies among the clergy, and liberalising the economy. Ultimately, his goal is to ensure the survival of Nowa Polska; everything else is secondary.
- Enemy Mine: In the Central Asian conflict, Turkmenistan will align with the OFN, despite their different ideologies.
- Rag Tag Bunch Of Misfits: When Iran invaded Turkmenistan, a band of Turkmen tribsemen, Soviet partisans, and other allies was rallied to repel the invasion and a subsequent attack from Afghanistan. To many, these victories were the former glory days of Turkmenistan and some even wish that another war would start so that they can relive them.
- Space-Filling Empire: In the event of a total OFN victory in the Central Asian conflict, Turkmenistan will encompass all of Central Asia in a single republic.
- We ARE Struggling Together: A divide has emerged between Annaroazov's wish to continue adhering to the Soviet Union's old Bukharinist ideals and his advisor's opposition to that same ideology.
- Glory Days: Annaorazov isn't happy in his current peacetime administrative position and longs for the former days when he led military victories against the Iranian and Afghan invasions of Turkmenistan.
- Historical Badass Upgrade: Poda Annaorazov in OTL was a minor deputy of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Turkmenistan, with a brief period of service in the Red Army (his rank wasn't documented online), and had nothing remarkable to his name. In TNO, he is portrayed as a strong military leader whose defense of Turkmenistan leads to him being selected as the Chairman of the Communist Party of Turkmenistan.note
- Puppet King: He's Turkmenistan's official leader, but he holds little actual power and his authority primarily derives from the advisors who surveil and guide his every move. However, it hasn't stopped Annaorazov from trying his best to lead anyway.
- War Hero: His successful defense against the invading Iranian and Afghan forces propelled him into popularity and made him a natural choice for Turkmenistan's next leader.
- Won the War, Lost the Peace: After the Union fell, Annaozarov successfully led the Turkmens to victory against Iranian and Afghan invaders, only to find the following years more exhausting than any battle.
- Chummy Commies: Sultangaliyev promotes a benevolent form of Marxism-Leninism that serves the people rather than its rulers.
- Enemy Mine: Sultangaliyev is a staunch anti-imperialist, which places him in opposition to the United States' meddling in foreign affairs. However, he hates Germany and Japan even more, so the two ally with each other to oppose their common enemies.
- Reassigned to Antarctica: When he served the Soviet Union, the Party was suspicious that he might try inflaming regional nationalism and religion that would threaten to divide the country, so he was assigned to govern in Central Asia, far away from the Union's decision-making.
- War Hawk: He is a hardline nationalist who vows to mobilize the nation to unite Central Asia under one banner and attack nearby states aligned with either the Pakt or the Sphere.
- All-Loving Hero: Babahan is a charitable leader who has offered spiritual guidance and protection to those who seek him out.
- Chummy Commies: Babahan is an Islamic Marxist who upholds charity as a virtue and governs benevolently over Turkmenistan.
- Enemy Mine: Due to his moderate communist views, the United States is willing to support his election and align Turkmenistan against Germany and Japan.
- The Fundamentalist: Babahan blends socialist thought with Islamic doctrine, following this unorthodox ideology to provide protect and govern Turkmenistan.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Though his father led the Spiritual Administration of the Muslims of Central Asia and Kazakhstan (SADUM), many of its administrative duties fell to Ziyauddinhan, in which he's continued to manage the organization after the Soviet Union's fall.
- Les Collaborateurs: Karryev is far more receptive to the OFN than Poda, in which the United States can back his coup to place Turkmenistan more firmly in their influence.
- Military Coup: With the United States' help, Karryev will launch a military coup against Poda, aligning the country with the OFN.
- Karimov: Republic of Kokand (Uzbek-Karakalpak Unification)
- The Cynic: The tragedies endured by Uzbekistan have struck a cynicism crisis in the population, leaving them apathetic to whatever future Uzbekistan may face.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: When it was formerly part of the Soviet Union, Uzbekistan was ignored by its master country in favor of its other Soviet Republics, dismissing their puppet's more limited contributions. This abandonment significantly contributed to the cynical atmosphere surrounding Uzbekistan and its current situation.
- Scam Religion: Some claim that Jadidism - a homegrown ideology of reformist Islamism - is a ploy used by the government to exploit Islam and assert their power over Uzbekistan. So far, these claims have remained unconfirmed, but if they are true, it would spell doom for the ruling government.
- Shown Their Work: The flag of Uzbekistan is an older flag of OTL Uzbekistan, used from 1925 - 1927. Notably, it also contains the acronym for the old, Arabic-influenced, pre-Russified Uzbek language name for the Uzbek SSR, Ozbekistan ijtima'i shoralar jomhoriyatinote , written in Arabic script.
- Suddenly Significant City: Tashkent, Uzbekistan's capital city, has been turned into an exclave of Uzbekistan after Kyrgyzstan annexed the Fergana Valley. This, combined with its large population, made it even more strategically important than it already is.
- Glory Days: Khodzhayev, once an idealistic member of the Uzbek Communist Party, has found his faith faltering since the fall of the Union and especially after the West Russian Revolutionary Front lost the West Russian War. Now, he is the archetypical representative of the abandoned, ignored, apathetic, cynical Uzbek government.
- Historical In-Joke: In OTL, Khodzhayev was one of the people executed in the OTL Trial of the Twenty-One during the Great Purge, alongside other prominent TNO Soviet politicians like Bukharin and Yagoda.
- Puppet King: Karimov is a puppet ruler to the Jadidi, the ones truly in power. Karimov himself recognizes this, but he vows to one day benefit his country somehow.
- Young and in Charge: Karimov was born in 1938 and can become Uzbekistan's leader in his mid-to-late 20s. In real life, he only became First Secretary of the Communist Party of Uzbekistan in 1989, and ruled the country until his death in 2016. Karimov's biography lampshades this, noting how he was far too young to even remember the Soviet Union's downfall.
Vildan Saldovich Khabiev
- Yusupov: Federation of Karakalpak-Uzbek People (Uzbek-Karakalpak Unification)
- Let No Crisis Go to Waste: Having long been denied independence since the days of the Tsar, the Karakalpaks were quick to declare independence when the Soviet Union collapsed.
- The Migration: Facing persecution from their homes in Uzbekistan, countless political exiles have fled to Karakalpakstan and provided the support base needed for Abdurashit to consolidate the nation.
- Historical Badass Upgrade: Kadyrov Abdurashit is a very obscure WWII war hero from Nukus (the capital of the Republic of Karakalpakstan), who is only referenced in an article from the Karakalpakstan websitenote . In TNO, he was a founder of the People's Republic of Karakalpakstan.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here: When things started turning sour during the West Russian War, Abdurashit seized the opportunity to return back to Karakalpakstan and restore order there.
- War Hero: Even though the West Russian War ended in failure, his participation in the conflict still made him beloved enough in Karakalpakstan to become its leader.
- Rags to Riches: Yusupov grew up as an impoverished poet before his rise to power as a popular author and politician who promotes liberalism.
- Richard Nixon, the Used Car Salesman: In real life, Ibrahim Yusupov (typically spelled in English as Ibrayim Yusupov) was a Karakalpak writer and journalist. In this timeline, he can become President of Karakalpakstan.
A former German collaborator legion led by pan-Turkic and anti-communist ideologue Veli Kayyum Han. The legion moved into Uzbekistan with Afghan support after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and its leader Han seeks to reunite all of Central Asia under pan-Turkic nationalism.
- Army of Thieves and Whores: The Legion is more of a group of bandits than a truly disciplined army, surviving by raiding lone tribes and travelers.
- Les Collaborateurs: The Turkestan Legion originated as a Wehrmacht unit composed of Turkestani collaborators and prisoners of war.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: They start out as a pitiful band of disorganized thugs, but with help from Germany, they can become a formidable force.
- I Fight for the Strongest Side!: Many of the Legion's members have little loyalty to their leaders and will join whoever takes over the regiment.
- My Friends... and Zoidberg: Most of the Nazis have forgotten about the Turkestan Legion and only rekindle relationships with them again in the upcoming Central Asian conflict, hoping to use them as a proxy for the conflict.
- Space-Filling Empire: With some help from Germany, the Legion can conquer all of Central Asia and achieve their pan-Turkic nationalist dream.
Veli Kayyum Han
- The Alcoholic: His incompetence can partially be explained by his chronic drinking, utterly miserable about his situation and desperate to prove his work to the Nazis.
- Enemy Mine:
- His pan-Turkic ideas and fierce anti-communist rheoteric was compatible with the Nazi's own ideologies and thus came to work with them during World War II, even though Germany previously dismissed him and his legion as part of an "inferior race".
- Thanks to Afghan support, Kayyum has made some territorial gains, enough to establish his own fiefdom as the start to his plan of unifying all of Central Asia.
- General Failure: Hayit and the German intelligence note his incompetence as a commander, in spite of his many years of combat experience.
- Nasty Party: Once Uzbekistan is conquered with Speer's help, Kayyum sends an invitation to Hayit for a celebration party. Despite the suspicious circumstances, Hayit falls for it and gets killed, along with the rest of his supporters.
- A Nazi by Any Other Name: Even though he's no longer working for the Nazis, his stark militarism and pan-Turkic ideas have gotten him labeled as a Stratocratic Nazi.
- The Purge: If the Legion successfully conquers all of Central Asia and holds power in a Bormann-led German campaign, he'll have Hayit and Muhammad murdered on the charge of being a traitor, ensuring that they won't threaten his position ever again.
- Hyper-Competent Sidekick: Despite being his subordinate, Hayit is a great deal more competent than Kayyum.
- Let No Crisis Go to Waste: If a Speer-backed coup led by Muhammad goes awry, Hayit waits out the situation for Muhammad and Kayyum's men to weaken each other enough for him to take over.
- The Philosopher King: Hayit is the Legion's main ideologue, being the main writer behind their fascist and racial supremacist theories. Naturally, this makes him a loyal ally to Germany and admirer of Hitler.
- Pragmatic Villainy: After potentially colluding in the assassination of Kayyum, he'll organize a funeral for him to throw off suspicion that he was murdered and to legitimize his own succession.
- The Starscream: Hayit despises Kayyum's incompetence and alcholism for impeding the Legion's success. As such, he'll happily accept Germany's offer to have him assassinated so that he'll take over.
- Ambition Is Evil: Muhammad became a mercenary because he craves power and taking over the Legion is one step to realizing that goal.
- Glory Hound: He loves to boast and exaggerate his achievements. He's interested in conquering the entirety of Central Asia to make himself a legend rather than out of any ideological desire.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Muhammad is frustrated that he's been passed over the position of Marshal in the Legion repeatedly, arrogantly believing that he deserves that promotion.
- Only Known By His Nickname: He took on the name "Korşirmat" when he became a mercenary and everyone refers to him as such.
- The Purge: If allowed to take power, he'll organize death squads to purge any rival factions and cement his authority in the Legion.
- The Starscream: If Speer supports his takeover of the Legion, Muhammad will execute both Kayyum and Hayit, eliminating them as rivals to his leadership.
- Wild Card: Despite his collaboration with Germany, Muhammad is not loyal to the Reich at all and both will betray each other as soon as it's convenient.
- The Quisling: Nazar is a native Uzbek who is tasked to govern what's left of Turkestan by Afghanistan, if Japan wins the Central Asian proxy conflict.
- Allohistorical Allusion: The flag of the Central Asian People's Republic is the IRL flag used by democracy supporters during the 1991 Collapse of the Soviet Union. Unlike in TNO, it was the proposed flag of post-Soviet Uzebkistan
- As Long as It Sounds Foreign: The TNO flag of the Kyrgyz SSR writes "Kyrgyz Soviet Socialist Republic" in Arabicnote , rather than Kyrgyz in Perso-Arabic script. On that matter, the Kyrgyz language only briefly used Arabic script from 1924-28, and switched to a Latin script from 1928-40, and finalized on Cyrillic script since 1941.
- The Idealist: Though the Kyrgyz people have suffered numerous tragedies since the downfall of the Soviet Union, they remain optimistic about their future, content that they are at least independent and governed by benevolent people.
- Puppet State: If Japan wins the Central Asian conflict, Kyrgystan will become a puppet state to Afghanistan and thereby be aligned to the Sphere.
- Chummy Commies: Usenbekov is a communist war hero and politician who is eager to benefit the Central Asian people he rules over.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: It's implied he underwent this when he was captured by a particularly brutal Afghan general during their invasion of Central Asia, in which Usenbekov ended up losing his left eye from the experience.
- Eye Scream: The Afghan General also injured his left eye, rendering him half-blind.
- Historical Badass Upgrade: Kalyinur Usenbekov was a Kyrgyz Lieutenant General who served as a junior lieutenant in WWII, was a Hero of the Soviet Union, and worked in military justice post-war. Though he did become a deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the Kyrgyz SSR later in his life, he never became the head of state of Kyrgyzstannote like he did in TNO.note
- Informed Deformity: While he is stated to have his left eye blinded, he appears to be fine in his portrait.
- Throw the Dog a Bone: After losing the West Russian War and then being crippled during the Afghanistan invasion, Usenbekov has found much more success on the political scene as Kyrgyzstan's leader.
- Chummy Commies: He's introduced a new orthodox version of socialism that intertwines it with Islam, in which Usubaliev hopes to implement this ideology for the benefit of all Kyrgyz people.
- Richard Nixon, the Used Car Salesman: Turdakun Usubaliev was historically the longest-serving First Secretary of the Communist Party of Kyrgyzstan, serving as the head of the party from 19611985. He is portrayed in TNO as a leader that blends both religious rule and socialism, who can found the "Islamic State of Talas". This portrayal appears to be based on a common internet statement about him being a co-founder of the national conservative United Kyrgyzstan party in 2008; though the statement is poorly sourced, his works do suggest that Usubaliev was quite socially conservative.
- Good Old Ways: Turdakun believes that the fault of communism is its refusal to acknowledge religion as a unifying force, and vows not to repeat it. His Islamic State of Talas, though still governed according to socialism, also mixes it with strong religious aspects, which have unified the Kyrgyz people for centuries.
- Plot Hole: The flag of Tajikistan, a fully independent country, uses the emblem of the Tajik ASSR which existed from 1924-1929, when it was an Autonomous SSR subordinate to the Uzbek SSR. The emblem even contains "Tajik ASSR" in Cyrillic, and even has "Workers of the world, unite!" written in Uzbek (in Arabic alphabet).
- Puppet State: Tajikistan will become a puppet state to Afghanistan if Japan wins the Central Asian conflict, tying them to the Sphere's influence.
- The Remnant: Tajikistan is one of the few post-Soviet states that still holds to the idea of Soviet communism.
- 0% Approval Rating: His unwillingness to deviate from the old communist system or pass down power has made him deeply unpopular in Tajikistan. Primarily, the Politburo is growing increasingly disloyal to him by the day, while dissidents have begun openly revolting against him.
- Allohistorical Allusion: Unlike most other leaders of the Central Asian SSRs, who weren't the First Secretaries of their local Communist Parties, Gafurov was actually the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Tajikistan, though only from 1946-1956. Apparently he just didn't step down after 1956 in TNO.
- Reluctant Ruler: Gafurov is not a politician by career and knows that he is not the best leader for his country, but still sees it as his duty to keep control, as he has not found anyone deemed worthy of bearing the torch of socialism in Tajikistan.
- Undying Loyalty: Gafurov is unwaveringly loyal to the communist cause, implementing the old Leninist system in Tajikistan and even maintaining ties with some old remnants of the Soviet Union like Kyzylorda.
- The Fundamentalist: Hindustoni is determined to turn Tajikistan away from godless communism into a truly Islamic state.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: His birth name is Muhammadjon Rustamov; Hindustoni (or "Hindustani") is his epithet (referring to his years of study in India), and Mawlawi is his Muslim scholarly title.
- Only Sane Man: Unlike other radical Islamists, Hindustoni knows that overt extremism would be a death knell for Tajikistan and pursues more moderate approaches to achieve his goals.
- Patriotic Fervor: Sick of the Russian and Afghan oppression that has been inflicted on the Tajik people, Abdulkhakov swears to uphold their nation's independence and reunite them under a single flag.
- The Determinator: Though the challenge will be immense, Berdieva will not waiver in her goal to liberalize Tajikistan.
- The Idealist: Unlike most of her generation who grew up in the upheavals of the Soviet Union's dissolution, Berdieva hasn't given up on her dream of turning Tajikistan into a stable democracy that will revitalize the Tajik culture.
- Richard Nixon, the Used Car Salesman: In real life, Buriniso Berdieva was a Tajik newspaper and magazine editor whose actions led to a revival of the Nowruz holiday in Soviet Tajikistan. In TNO, her influence in the Tajik intelligentsia and paper media allows her to be elected as the head of state of a democratic Tajikistan.