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Since its days as a Soviet satellite, Kazakhstan has grown due to vast mineral resources. So how does Kazakhstan fare on the global stage?

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Kazakhstan election: Snap poll called as President Nursultan Nazarbayev bids to extend his 27-year rule
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/kazakhstan-election-snap-poll-called-as-president-nursultan-nazarbayev-bids-to-extend-his-27-year-a6823971.html
“In an attempt to cling on to power amid discontent at falling oil prices in the ex-Soviet state of Kazakhstan, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has called a snap election.”

Kazakhstan country profile
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-15263826
“A huge country the size of Western Europe, Kazakhstan has vast mineral resources and enormous economic potential.”

In Kazakhstan, fears of becoming the next Ukraine
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/in-kazakhstan-fears-of-becoming-the-next-ukraine/2015/05/01/10f7e73c-e878-11e4-8581-633c536add4b_story.html
“A volatile mix building in Kazakhstan contains the same ingredients that ignited in Ukraine: a Russian minority that says it fears being under siege, rising anti-Russian nationalist sentiment and pressure on the Russian language.”

The Dilemma in the Nation-Building Process: The Kazakh or Kazakhstani Nation?
http://www.ecmi.de/fileadmin/downloads/publications/JEMIE/2011/Kesici.pdf
“The fall of the Soviet Union led to the creation of new nation states in post-Soviet
Central Asia.”

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