By Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh
This distinct paintings of political geography of West Asia provides a research of the influence of the nineteenth century Anglo-Russian online game of geopolitics and the consequential rivalries among the Abdali and Khozeimeh Amirdoms at the political geography of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and the vital Asian republics. This scholarly paintings offers a radical learn of the rigors and tribulations that ended in the shaping of trendy political geography of West Asia and the emergence and evolution of foreign limitations among West Asian states.
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Acceptance of the canal left thousands of acres of fertile agricultural lands to the Russians. A further complication arose when the Atrak River changed its course in its lower reaches and took a more northerly route to the Caspian Sea. Linked to these was a twofold Russian objective in seeking to extend their frontiers further to the south. In the ﬁrst place, the arable land in the southerly parts of the lower Atrak basin was of better quality than the land in the north; secondly, by establishing themselves further to the south, they were able to secure control over practically the whole of the Yamut Turkmans.
In it, he declares equality and justice for all in the realm and assumes the title of king of Babylonia, Sumer and Akai in addition to the title of king of the four quarters and king of Antaean. Similarly, Darius the Great spoke of justice in the tablets he engraved at Mount Bistun west of Iran. Darius (Darioush) organized 20 satrapies each under an autonomous king assisted by a satrap representing the central authority of the king of kings. He ﬁxed the tributes of each satrapy: appointed tribute-collectors and travelling inspectors called ‘eyes and ears of the great king’, to watch over the satraps and commanders of armies.
These three players will be introduced in this section of Chapter I, leaving introduction of the smaller players in the game to the subsequent chapters. The British Indian Empire In India Tamer Lane’s grandson Babur founded the Mogul Empire in 1526, which coincided with the rise of the Safavid Empire in Iran. Finding himself in cultural afﬁnity with the Safavid Iran, Babur introduced Persian as the ofﬁcial language of his empire. Iran’s cultural inﬂuence in India thus began. When the British established their East India Company’s trading posts, known as factories, in Surat (1612) and Madras (1639), India was under the inﬂuence of the Persian language, Persian arts and Persian culture.