Historical Development

  • W. H. Parker


Today’s superpowers both at one time occupied relatively small and isolated ‘cradle areas’. Here they developed the strength and nurtured the vitality which enabled them to expand their control over vast continental empires. In each instance the ‘cradle area’ was peopled by a migration of European peoples, although these migrations were widely separated in time.


Great Depression October Revolution Soviet Citizen Rural Labour Force Mountain Barrier 


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