I think somehow Tom's terribly funny Uyguristani joke should be fitted in somewhere...
A railway car has a beautiful young Uyghur woman, a very old Uyghur woman, a young Uyghur man, and a Russian officer on it.
It goes into a tunnel.
There's the sound of a kiss, then the sound of a slap.
It comes out of the tunnel.
The Russian officer's lip is split and the young Uyghur man is grinning.
The old Uyghur woman thinks "How brave of the young Uyghur girl to slap that Russian officer when he kissed her!"
The Russian officer thinks "That Uyghur is a lucky guy; he kisses the girl, and I get slapped for it!"
The Uyghur girl thinks "How strange that the Russian officer kissed my grandmother instead of me!"
The young Uyghur man thinks "How clever I am in fighting for Uyghur independence! I kiss the back of my hand, smack a Russian officer in the face, and no-one says a word!"
I only changed Chinese for Russian, since Uyguristan seems to have been subjugated to Russia relatively recently. Elemtilas 21:08, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
Does Uyguristan still have its Snorist government? It doesn't sound like they ever got rid of it. Benkarnell 17:38, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
- The short answer is that it's an open question; I haven't discovered that yet.
- It would make another interesting point of tension between Turkestan and Uyguristan if Uyguristan was still very much (post-)Snorist (ie still ruled by the Tokuz Okuz but the names have changed). Thinking about it, this kind of situation is more or less what I expect. The way I've been handling Uyguristan, they were a lot more welcoming of Russian "liberation" than the Turkestanis, but prior to the end of the Second Great War and Great Oriental War*, they had been under the heel of China, and Turkestan, though a Chinese satellite, was independent. It would make sense if their pro-Snorist party was more openly still in power.
- * Btw, does anyone know if there was actual fighting between China and Russia in this period? I've been treating it as if there was, (in addition to the Sino-Russian (or Russo-Chinese, depending on which way round you want it) War of 1934-1938,) but if an alternate QSS exists I can rework things. Geoff 22:29, 17 January 2009 (UTC)
- As for point 1, yes, it would make sense that Uyguristan still has a post-snorist regime, a bit like *here*'s Central Asian regimes are still pretty post-communist (correct me if I'm wrong, Geoff, because Central Asia is definitely not my speciality). That shouldn't mean that nothing has changed at all, but rather that changes have come very gradually, without any actual changes of power. Perhaps the ruling body of Uyguristan got rid of the ideology and the rhetorics, but not of the people. Whatever suits you best!
- Was there any actual fighting during GW2? Oh yes, there must have been! Before 1943 Germany, Russia and China were basically in the same camp, so even if relations must have been tense, I don't think any armed conflict would be likely. After that, especially after Russia joined the Allies, Russia MUST have had its share in the Great Oriental War. If only to justify the fact that Russia managed to take hold of Uyguristan and Mongolia after China was broken up. But the details are still waiting to be discovered. —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 23:13, 20 January 2009 (UTC)