INNER MONGOLIA: Prince Humpty-Dumpty

As the Japanese withdrew in China, puppets tumbled right & left. One of them was Henry Pu Yi, ex-Emperor of the ex-state of Manchukuo; he was a Russian prisoner. Another was Inner Mongolia's roly-poly Prince Teh (full name Teh-mu-chu-keh-lung-lu-pu), whose arid realm is the shortest international high way between Soviet Siberia and Peking.

Bloody Baron. Inner Mongolia is the lean twin (some 300,000 sq. mi.) of Outer Mongolia (some 900,000 sq. mi.). In pre-World War I days Outer Mongolia, with its less-than-one-million lama-ruled herds men, was nominally a part of China, actually a Tsarist protectorate.

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