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buriat autonomous republic

Autonomous republic

An autonomous republic is a type of administrative division similar to a province. A significant number of autonomous republics can be found within the successor states of the Soviet Union, but the majority are located within Russia. Many of these republics were established during the Soviet period as Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republics, or ASSRs.

Autonomous republics within the former Soviet Socialist Republics

French territories

The designation also can refer to the following 13 former French territories in Africa before 1960, when all gained independence:

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