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...wing them to lose any of their own self-respect.” This shows that while Peter had rejected traditional Russian customs, he believed in maintaining a moral and structured Russia. Overall, Russia believed using imperialism to conquer Chechnya in the Caucasus Region was divinely ordered and would be instrumental in their future plans to conquer all of Europe while believing in the importance of retaining their values and exerting those values on their holdings.
However, Chechnya did not desire to be under Russian control, but due to their small statehood and inability to truly come together as a result of ethnic divide, Chechnya will reluctantly and bloodily fall under the control of Russia. Chechnya was originally populated by Chechno-Ingush natives who brought about and cultivated the Islam religion from the 7th century until it was deeply rooted in the 18th Century.
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