Can anyone help me about the following passage?
The impact of these changes becomes discernible upon further exploration of the ways in which Armenian activists exploited and were moved – literally and figuratively – by the turn-of-the-century's time–space compression, as they spread and disseminated revolutionary activity into the neighboring empires.
The text is about the Armenian revolutionaries in 19 and 20 centuries who were active in Russia, Iran, and Ottoman Empire. The text is clear but the words in bold are somehow problematic.
Many thanks in advance.