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Before the Age of Discovery, was the Arctic Ocean known to East Asia?

A number of modern maps, such as this one, show the Mongol Empire's northern border coming within ~500 km of the Arctic Ocean, near modern-day Arkhangelsk. The Ainu, a Japanese ethnic group, travelled ...
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Why did the Japanese withdraw from Siberia in 1922?

According to Wikipedia the Japanese were the de facto leaders of the foreign anti-Bolshevik intervention in Siberia during the Russian Civil War. The other foreign powers pulled out by 1920, ...
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Did the Czech Legion bring POWs to Czechoslovakia?

In this question, it is established that the Czech Legion went back to Europe in 1920 merely on US boats along three different naval roads. @Felix Goldberg quotes a master's thesis by Major Robert ...
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Were commandants in Kamchatka from the Army or the Navy?

The Imperial Russian Navy operated out of Kronstadt, next to St. Petersburg. Well before sending the Nadezhda and Neva into the Pacific in 1803, the empire had Pacific ports like Okhotsk, accessible ...