What is the main topic about The Endless Steppe?

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I would argue that the main topic of the story is the effect that political events, especially the redrawing of national boundaries, has on individuals and their families. In The Endless Steppe the Rudomins have been forcibly uprooted from their home in Poland as part of the infamous Nazi–Soviet Pact between Hitler and Stalin. They are then forced to endure a long, hard, and brutal journey to the inhospitable steppes of Siberia.

As part of the notorious secret protocols of the pact, Poland was carved up between the...

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