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Narrativity problems

August 20, 2011

Russia, the first European state to build an empire in Asia, lacked capitalism, liberalism, industry, slaves, or New World colonies.

Going back further, to Ivan the Terrible’s time(ish), Russia started conquering the Turkic states to the south a few years after the Great Standing on the Ugra River ended centuries of paying tribute to them. But the rise of European hegemony in recent centuries just has to be explained by some deep seated, longstanding factor.


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