Borders, territories, and alliances shift over time with various gains and losses. By the beginning of Shadow and Bone in particular, Ravka is in a vulnerable situation due to a combination of obsolete strategy and a failure to innovate, the Shadow Fold weakening the economy, and Ravka's enemies keen to take advantage. The conflicts have left many children orphaned and spouses widowed.
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- There is some question about the legitimacy of these wars.