Eastern Destiny Russia in Asia and the North Pacific
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Eastern Destiny: Russia in Asia and the North Pacific is the history, in one volume, of the remarkable eastern expansion under tsars, emperors, and commissars. The narrative spans the centuries from the Mongol Conquest in the 13th century to the Cold War of the 20th. An intense anxiety for security, owed in large part to the Mongol incursion, would impel the eastern Slavs toward terriotorial aggrandizement. Centuries later, so successful was the Grand Duchy of Moscow that in less than two and a half centuries it had been transformed into the Russian Empire, whose lands reached from the empire of the Austrians to that of the British in the wilds of North America. Eastern Destiny is a saga of entrepreneurs pressing ever-eastward for the wealth of pelts, whether sable or sea otter. It features the arrival of the servants of the state who ensured control of these lands and negotiated--whether subtly or otherwise--with the nations of East Asia. Also chronicled are the voluntary release by treaty of Alaska and the northern Kurils, the humiliating loss of southern Sakhalin and the ultimate dismemberment of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Despite such losses, the Russian Confederation still comprises the most expansive country on earth, most of whose territory is the result of Asian conquests dating back four hundred years.
List price: $45.95
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 10/30/1996
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|List of Maps|
|List of Illustrations|
|Geography: A Colossal and Chilling|
|Expanse Early Russian Experiences with Asia and Asians Ivan IV and Muscovite Drang nach Osten Initial Russo-Chinese|
|Contacts Toward a Delineated Sino-Muscovite Border|
|The Kiakhta System Japan, Kamchatka and the Kurils "Normalization" of Russo-Japanese|
|Relations To the Farthest East: The Rim of the North Pacific Baranov, California and Hawaii|
|Demise of the Russian American Company and Sale of Alaska Living with the Kiakhta System|
|A New Russo-Chinese Border in the Far East New Borders for Russia in Central Asia Russian|
|Railways in Asia: Arteries of Empire Russia, Korea and the Sino-Japanese War Russia, Manchuria and the Boxer|
|Rebellion Korea and the Russo-Japanese War War, Revolution and Reconquest Mongolia--the First Soviet|
|Satellite Russians, the Chinese Eastern Railway and Sinkiang|
|The Soviet Union and Japan in the 20s and 30s World War II and Settlements|
|The USSR and the Asian Mainland During the Cold War|
|The USSR and the North Pacific During the Cold War Suggested|