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The Great Game


Dr. Nexon on Russian moves in Central Asia.

4 Responses to “The Great Game”

  1. tdaxp » Blog Archive » China, Russia, and Afghanistan Says:

    […] of course, is not. More from Democracy Arsenal, Duck of Minerva, Zenpundit, and of course tdaxp. « Malware on Reuters […]

  2. tdaxp Says:

    The social construction of that map, and what it’s meant to represent (Russia’s lost southern colonies?  etc?) would be an interesting discussion!

  3. zen Says:

    Hi Dan of tdaxp,
    I’d like to see an ethnographic map superimposed upon this mercator projection. These borders are totally artificial as opposed to say, real ones that would flow along places like the Fergana valley – the Tsars did not even completely subjugate some of this territory until the early mid-19th century and the Soviets did not reimpose control over Kazakhstan until the Basmachi revolt was crushed, early 30’s maybe

  4. tdaxp Says:

    And don’t forget the fantastical shores of the Aral Sea [1]![1] http://cominganarchy.com/2008/10/27/aral-sea-update/

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