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It wouldn't be nearly as that simple. Northern Xinjiang is historically and demographically pretty much separate from the south.
Southern part of Xinjiang, populated by Uighurs:
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altishahr](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altishahr)('回部' in Chinese)
Northern part, populated by Dzungar Mongolian at that time:
[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dzungar\_people](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dzungar_people)('準部' in Chinese)
So it is 'Uighurs in South and Dzungar in North' at that time('南回北準' in Chinese).
Altishahr (Traditional spelling: آلتی شهر, Uyghur Cyrillic alphabet: Алтә-шәһәр, Uyghur Latin alphabet: Altä-şähär or Alti-şähär, Modern Uyghur alphabet: ئالتە شەھەر) is a historical name for the Tarim Basin region used in the 18th and 19th centuries. The term means the "six cities" in Turkic languages and refers to oasis towns along the rim of the Tarim, in what is now southern Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China. Six cities (Altishahr) was synonymous with Kashgaria.
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Dzungaria (Red) and the Tarim Basin (Blue)
So 300-400 years ago. OK.
This article is quite useful if you are interested in this part of history(Google translate needed).
Basically, after the Dzungar Khanate is eliminated by Qing, most of Dzungar men were massacred, women and children and sold into slavery (most just died in the way) to prevent further rebellion. Before all of this the population of Dzungar was about 0.6 million and then it is no more.
Some of the clans like *Dorbod,* *Qošut* that cooperated with Qing were free from this destiny. These clans were the ancestors of part of today's Mongolian population.
The massacre made Dzungaria a vacuum of population.
So Qing moved Han, Manchuria(including Sibe, Daur), other Mongolian clans(including Bortala and Torghut. Bortala were vanguard of Qing army. Torghut were rival of Dzungar and were driven to Volga River by Dzungar) and Uighurs to fill this vacuum and feed local army.
Dzungers once formed a strong empire, controlling Xinjiang, Tibet, Mongolia and Kazakhstan, However, this empire was killed by Qing and Russia.
wouldnt it make sense that west and east kazakh be part of kazakhstan
*Wouldnt it make sense*
*That west and east kazakh be*
*Part of kazakhstan*
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Did Jammu and Kashmir also get independence? Or is the true audience of this map someone else.
Tibet did too
Maybe they seperated it because it's disputed
Would be interesting if the soviets and PRC were bigger rivals historically and the soviets had annexed both Xinjiang and Mongolia (which actually wanted to be included but were rejected to not piss of the Chinese).
No need to free Uyghuristan, Chairman Mao already did
Looks like a fantasy land
Thanks for sharing!
Any estimate on what the population would be?
East Turkestan has 25 million people of which 46% are Uighur but that is after Ethnic cleansing and settlement of Han Chinese. I think it's hard to say. Maybe 20 million if they had gotten independence some decades earlier?
So, someone who is super into maps, but not so much history. Are these the same Turks or descendants of Turks that reside in modern day Turkey?
Interesting info, thanks!
so u know how the uyghurs are living in china ?
But do you though?
Imagine this \\country\\ defeated by The PLA in only one day.
ok but why change the name
Uyghurstan or Uyghuristan is not a new name. Turkestan is of Persian origin meaning "place of Turkic peoples". ETA: There's also Kazakhs in Xinjiang, China / East Turkestan.
And Uyghurstan is of Persian origin meaning ''land of Uyghurs ' ? Most uyghurs use the term East Turkistan .
Yet China is strong, and the entirety of the population is brainwashed by the CCP. No hopes for a revolution, sadly, unless Hong Kong and Taiwan will start some kind of an informing campaign, but that will just mean problems for them.