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The peoples that put the best fight in resisting Russian invasion weren't those that ended included in the Russian Empire or the Soviet Union, but those that could keep their feet and effectively resisted despite Russia trying a lot. Some neighbours had wars with Russia but never got conquered in spite of losing some territory, like Persia and China, or ...


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There were some attempts for that. To start with, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy was also a kind of a federation of two member states, Austria and Hungary, such that foreign policy and defense was under the control of the emperor. In the last weeks/days of his reign, Charles I of Austria (Charles IV of Hungary) wanted to do a reform on the Austro-Hungarian ...


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