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Part IIThe National Framework
THE GROWTH OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE
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accessible activities agricultural America bank base basin become capital Central Asia century chief cities climate closely coal comparable continued decades dominant doubled early east eastern economic effect Empire energy Europe European Russia fact farming fields forest further geographical growing growth half Heartland important increase increasingly industrial iron Irtysh Karaganda Kuybyshev Kuzbas Lake Baykal lands late latter least less major margins metals miles million mining Moscow natural nineteenth century North northern notable Novosibirsk output particular period Plan population position present probably production railway raw materials reached recent region relative reserves rich river Russian scale seems Siberia significant situation southern Soviet Union spite stage steel steppe tion Trans-Siberian Ukraine United Urals Volga Volga-Baykal zone Volga-Ural western whole