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The Russian Empire rises in the Ukraine with Kiev as the capitol. The Empire spreads North and to the East, but is crushed from 1240 to 1450 under the Mongols. Russia finally throws off the yoke, and about once a century has a powerful ruler--Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, Catherine the Great. The Communists take over, fight back the German invasion of W.W.II, but must finally concede to capitalism and democracy.
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   20th century    -   19th century    -   18th century    -   17th century    -   1000-1600 AD    -   0-1000 AD History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   Russia Specific war?    -   World War I Largely political history?    -   Yes

Subjects of this Historical Account

From a certain profession/group?    -   land soldiers    -   Nobility/Royalty


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Russia Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Russia If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is moderately liberal

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   1 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   1 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Book makes you feel...    -   thoughtful How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses on brief history of a lot of players How much romance?    -   1 () Is book humorous?    -   Yes If humorous, kind of humor    -   eccentric personalities    -   Dry-cynical Minor characters feature lots of:    -   politicians Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A significant amount Maps necessary?    -   Necessary maps provided Length of book    -   450 pages+ How much emphasis on small details?    -   1 ()

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