Late Tsarist Russia
Late Tsarist Russia (1 September 1912)
Historical Map of Russia & the former Soviet Union
In early 1912, the weak and corrupt government of the Chinese Empire was overthrown and a republic declared. However, the new republic was unable to stop China's collapse. In the north, Russia took interest as Tuva and Mongolia broke away.
The United Kingdom and the Russian Empire sign the Anglo-Russian Entente in St Petersburg, clarifying their respective influences in south-central Asia. Persia is divided into spheres of influence, with a Russian sphere in the north, a British sphere in the southeast, and a neutral zone in between. Afghanistan is recognized as under British influence and both countries agree not to interfere in Tibet.