Tartary - an Empire hidden in history. It was bigger than Russia once...
"Tartary, a vast country in the northern parts of Asia, bounded by Siberia on the north and west: this is called Great Tartary. The Tartars who lie south of Muscovy and Siberia, are those of Astracan, Circassia, and Dagistan, situated north-west of the Caspian-sea; the Calmuc Tartars, who lie between Siberia and the Caspian-sea; the Usbec Tartars and Moguls, who lie north of Persia and India; and lastly, those of Tibet, who lie north-west of China." - Encyclopedia Britannica, Vol. III, Edinburgh, 1771, p. 887.
1701: A System of Geography
Empires, Kingdoms and States
Now compare to the description given by Wikipedia, "Tartary (Latin: Tartaria) or Great Tartary (Latin: Tartaria Magna) was a name used from the Middle Ages until the twentieth century to designate the great tract of northern and central Asia stretching from the Caspian Sea and the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean, settled mostly by Turko-Mongol peoples after the Mongol invasion and the subsequent Turkic migrations."
Tartary was not a great tract. It was a country.
And to add some credibility (or to take away some) to the story, below you can find an excerpt from the CIA document declassified in 1998, and created in 1957.
Link to the document on the CIA website: NATIONAL CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT UNDER COMMUNISM
Though I do not think that Tartary was solely Muslim. It rather was multi-religious, and multi-cultural. One of the reasons I think so is the tremendous disparity between what leaders like Genghis Khan, Batu Khan, Timur aka Tamerlane looked like to the contemporary artists vs. the appearance attributed to them today.
with wife here
[pics omitted; with Caucasian features]
Timur - Tamerlane
[pics omitted; one with dark skin and Indian features, the rest Caucasian]
Well, I could not find any, but apparently in Turkey we have a few busts of the following Gentlemen. A few of them I do not know, but the ones I do look nothing like what I was taught at school. Also dates are super bizarre on those plaques. Do Turks know something we don't?
[pics omitted; a series of busts of several warlords of the Eurasian steppes including Batu Khan, Timur and Attila; all mostly Caucasian]
The other reason why I think Tartary had to be multi-religious, and multi-cultural is its vastness during various moments in time. For example in 1652 Tartary appears to have control over the North America.
The official history is hiding a major world power which existed as late as the 19th century. Tartary was a country with its own flag, its own government and its own place on the map. Its territory was huge, but somehow quietly incorporated into Russia, and some other countries. This country you can find on the maps predating the second half of the 19th century.
Ngram by Google Books shows how Tartary was quietly put away.
Yet, some time in the 18th century Tartary Muskovite was the biggest country in the world: 3,050,000 square miles.
Some of the maps showing Tartary
Tartary had its own language, flag, crest, its own emperor, and of course its own people.
The Kings of Tartary: (Genealogie Des Anciens Empereurs Tartares, Descendus De Genghiscan)
The people of Tartary.
The flag and crest of Tartary had an owl depicted on it. The emperor's flag contained a griffin on a yellow background.
And it was different from China
There were multiple publications listing the country of Tartary and its flag/crest. Some of those publications came out as late as 1865.
It is also worth mentioning that in the British Flag Table of 1783, there are three different flags listed as a flag of the Tsar of Moscow. There is also an Imperial Flag of Russia as well as multiple naval flags. And all of them are proceeded by a flag of the Viceroy of Russia.
Significance of the Viceroy is in the definition of the term. A viceroy is a regal official who runs a country, colony, city, province, or sub-national state, in the name of and as the representative of the monarch of the territory. Our official history will probably say that it was the Tsar of Russia who would appoint a viceroy of Moscow. I have reasons to doubt that.
Why is the flag of the Viceroy of Moscow positioned prior to any other Russian flag?
There is a growing opinion in Russia that French invasion of Russia played out according to a different scenario. The one where Tsar Alexander I, and Napoleon were on the same side. Together they fought against Tartary. Essentially France and Saint Petersburg against Moscow (Tartary). And there is a strong circumstantial evidence to support such a theory.
1. The capitol of Russia was Saint Petersburg. Yet Napoleon chooses to attack Moscow. Why?
2. It appears that in 1912 there was a totally different recollection of the events of 1812. How else could you explain commemorative 1912 medals honoring Napoleon?
And specifically the one with Alexander I, and Napoleon on the same medal. The below medal says something similar to, "Strength is in the unity: will of God, firmness of royalty, love for homeland and people"
I have hard time imagining the below two guys on the same medal.
(pictures of Hitler and Stalin)
3. Similarity between Russian and French uniforms. There are more different uniforms involved, but the idea remains, they were ridiculously similar.
There was one additional combat asset officially available to Russians in the war of 1812. And that was the Militia.
It does appear that this so-called Militia, was in reality the army of Tartary fighting against Napoleon and Alexander I.
[pics omitted; I think the point he is trying to make is that their clothing is similar to that of the Tartars]
4. Russian nobility in Saint Petersburg spoke French in the 18th/19th centuries. The general explanation was, that it was the trend of time and fashion. Google contains multiple opinions on the matter.
5. This one I just ran into: 19th-century fans were totally into a Napoleon/Alexander romance
Summary: I think there is enough circumstantial evidence to justify a deeper look into who fought who, and why this Tartary country is so little known about.
And the main question out of this all should be what is the purpose of misleading generations of people? It appears there is something tremendously serious hidden in our recent history.