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Post number 14 at: https://historum.com/threads/is-the-mongol-empire-really-the-largest-contiguous-land-empire-in-history.177536/page-2[1] And the posts which follow it, Suggests that the Mongol Empire extended much further north into Siberia, and was much larger, than it is usually depicted on historical maps, and perhap was actually larger than the British ...


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To answer this I would first answer the question, why did Orda retreated from Hungary and central Europe. As the guy named Lord of Hosts explained in his "articles" there were, and still are, economic reasons that contributed to mongol success and their failure. And by economic I don't mean financial only; in fact I don't mean them at all. Economy ...


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There always is a trade-off when occupying someone else's territory: the resources you can extract plus any strategic value versus the resources you need to invest to maintain control. The wooded areas north of the steppe belt were relatively hard to control for the Mongols - e.g. even the 1207 campaign against the "Forest Peoples" had somewhat ...


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"Irghana-Kon" mentioned in the cited Overland to China is actually the mythical Ergenekon. And so "Tiursk tribe" should probably refer to Turkic peoples.


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Your link to the Jakut article holds what I would consider fairly strong evidence. The article (all emphasis mine) specifies that by features, as well as by their language, the Jakuts belong to the Tiursk nationalities. We can look to the wiki article on the Jakuts and find that The Yakut language belongs to the Siberian branch of the Turkic languages. ...


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The Russian Wikipedia article for Turkic languages is titled Тюркские языки (t-iu-r-k-s-k-i-ie ...), which imho makes it very likely that Tiursk should be read as Turk or Turkic. If you can accept that с and к being out of sequence (or one к missing) is just a clerical error. The center of the first Turkic state was east of the Khangai mountains, which is ...


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The answer is quite simple. Because of the resistance of the Forest Brothers until the mid 50s, Stalin respected the Lithuanians. So Sneikus was able to tell Stalin he didn’t want the former East Prussia, Stalin respected his wishes. Obviously different than you can’t say no to Stalin one poster suggested here.


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