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At its top, the Russian empire lined 11 time zones and stretched from Scandinavia to the Pacific Ocean. Arguing opposed to the conventional historic view that Russia, surrounded and threatened by way of enemies, used to be continually at the protective, John P. LeDonne contends that Russia built a long term method no longer in line with fast threats yet according to its personal expansionist urges to manage the Eurasian Heartland.
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The Velvet Revolution in November 1989 led to the cave in of the authoritarian communist regime in what used to be then Czechoslovakia, marking the start of the country's trip in the direction of democracy. even though individuals of the elite have spoken in regards to the transition to democracy, the stories of standard humans have principally long gone untold.
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