The Models of Russian Expansion

The Models of Russian Expansion - strategic reasons. Once...

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The Models of Russia’s Expansion I. The Collecting of Lands Model: 1. 14 th -16 th centuries; 2. 17 th -18 th centuries; 3. 1930s-1940s II. The Moving of Borders (Colonization) Model This model was in operation from the 16 th the 19 th centuries, and applied to Siberia and the Far East, northern Kazakhstan and the Don-Kuban area. III. The Strategic Borders Model This model describes Russian acquisitions in the west and the south from the 16 th through the 20 th centuries. On all fronts and in all periods of its history, Russia has resorted to annexations for purely
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Unformatted text preview: strategic reasons. Once finally threw off the Mongol (Tartar) yoke in 1480, it moved to annex the successor states of the Golden Horde, Kazan (1552), Astrakhan (1556), and finally Crimea (1783) in order to remove residual threats, stamp out the sources of predatory raids into Russia, and free avenues for further Russian political and economic expansion....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course USEM 1580 taught by Professor Urbanovich during the Fall '09 term at UVA.

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