Political map of South & Southwest Asia 12 May 1925 (Soviet Reorganization of Central Asia): The Soviet victory in Central Asia had brought the former Russian protectorates of Khiva and Bukhara under Soviet control, but also provoked revolts among the Central Asian peoples (Basmachi revolt). By 1924 these revolts had been crushed, allowing the Soviets to assert their authority over the region and abolish the semi-independent Soviet Republics which had succeeded Khiva and Bukhara. In their place, the Soviets began reorganizing Central Asia along ethnic lines, starting with new Uzbek and Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republics.