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Prior to 1917, the Russian empire accounted for roughly 1/7 of the earth's land mass. When it collapsed in the wake of the Russian Revolution, many groups and peoples tried to claim a stake for themselves. This map looks at some of those short-lived "states." www.mapmania.org/static/map/original/weird_short-lived_states_of_the_russian_civil_war_69700.png
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