Answer (1 of 4): Mongolia asked to be annexed multiple times but the USSR refused every time. So Mongolia was a part of Qing China for a long time. But they declared independence from China in 1911 and 1919.
Answer (1 of 6): There was actually some lobbying by Polish communists and Bulgarian ones, I think, to have their countries join the USSR. Stalin could have done so if he wanted to, but the advantages of such a move were outweighted by disadvantages.
Answer (1 of 2): Tuvan Flag from 1926–1930. In traditional Mongolian script: Tuvan People’s republic Why Tuva was annexed to Soviet Union in 1944? It was a dream of one man to unite and he tried to do that on several occasions.
Answer (1 of 12): Axis victory by 1943 at the latest. A Japanese ‘Strike North’ into the USSR was considered, but historically they chose to go South, which led them into war with the United States, and the European Allies.
Answer (1 of 18): It’s for China’s best interest by now to seperate from Mongolia. First off, Mongolia is just one of the mineral supplier among many of other countries in the world, if only their mineral price is not market competitive, we can just switch to any other alternative supplier witho...
Answer (1 of 2): If the Tuvan People's Republic had survived, notwithstanding Stalin’s inclination to annex to the Soviet Union smaller neighbouring countries like the Baltic States which had once been part of the Russian Empire, this implies different thinking in Moscow.
Answer (1 of 2): Before the revolution: Probably like the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Bloody, with millions of death. Chances for involvement of the US was very low.