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By Bulent Gokay

This e-book bargains with the aftermath of the ""Great Game"" - the protracted fight among Britain and Russia for impact within the center jap and principal Asian lands that bordered the increasing Russian empire of the late-19th century. It covers a interval that was once an important within the glossy political historical past of the full zone from Thrace to the Caucasus, exhibiting how an alliance among Turkish nationalism and Bolshevism pressured Britain to acknowledge that it didn't have the manpower and assets to consolidate the spoils of its victory after international struggle I. It additionally presents old heritage to the present geopolitical pursuits of either Turkey and Russia within the war-torn Caucasus.

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