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...nted to gain the support of Muslims in Central Asia and the Middle East against the United States during the Cold War after claiming that Islam was compatible with socialism. All this evidence suggests that there may have been more influence of pragmatic thinking to religious and media policies to the government than prima facie.
In conclusion, after reflecting on different possibilities that could have influenced the governments approach to religious and media policies, I still believe that ideology was largely important whilst the soviet government considered these policies as throughout all evidence there seems to be consistency in the main theme of achieving communism. However- I have found that to some extent there must have been large pragmatic and power desirability influences on both media and religious policies especially in extreme circumstances such as war.
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