- May 2014
Whole Middle Asia was relatively sparse populated. Whole its population was equal to several regions in mainland Russia.Demographic explosion was only after WWII here. So Russia could colonized them too.Tsar government's plan was to irrigate new lands and to settle them by Russian colonists. Now larger part of lands were irrigated in XX century. So if this plan was executed even Uzbeks and Tajiks wouldnt be majority in their country.
Also, I was hoping to also have Russia acquire the green areas in northern Iran and northern Afghanistan on these maps:
In addition tot his, don't forget about Mongolia and Xinjiang! Heck, I might even go for Tibet as well if Britain would let me--which I strongly doubt!