Central Asia Test study guide
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CENTRAL ASIA STUDY GUIDE GRY lOOFALL 2014 Physical Geography 0 Landlocked region 0 Only totally landlocked world region 0 Countries and Regions 0 8 countries 6 former USSR Mongolia Afghanistan 0 3 autonomous regions of China Xinjiang Tibet Xizaney Inner Mongolia 0 Predominant climates 0 Hindu Kush a good place to hide 0 Taklamakan desert he who goes in doesn t come out 0 Mongelian steppe grasslands where the horse first domesticated 0 Dry and highland climates are predominant landscapes are mountains grasslands deserts 0 Environmental issues Desertification the Aral Sea 0 Desertification Gobi desert is growing and getting higher hotter dryer and spreading into parts of Bejing 0 Aral Sea shrunk 90 since the 1960s streams diverted for soviet agricultural schemes ghost ships Population 0 Density 0 Overall low density 0 Settlement patterns in Lowland and Highland areas 0 Lowlands higher densities in good soils 0 Highland areas nomadic pastorialism transhumance the movement of people with the seasons 0 Alluvial fans rivers fanning out have good soil 0 Urbanization 0 Old cities lavish Islamic architecture soviet era architecture 0 Baku Azerbaijan is extremely modern and has 41 fake islands Cultural Characteristics 0 Languages 0 Turkic Mongolian predominate 0 Russian widely spoken in the west 0 Mandarin Chinese increasing in west china 0 Religions 0 Islamic Mongolia and Tibet are traditionall Buddhist Geopolitical Framework 0 The Mongol Empire 0 Once ruled most of the Eurasian continent 0 Soviet and Chinese In uence in the past 0 The Russians have their space program in khazikstan and its too expensive to move 0 Russia s special interests in the region today 0 Space program military bases EconomicSocial Development 0 Abundant resources poor countries 0 HDIs 0 High literacy except in Afghanistan Gender issues 0 Women treated badly Economic activities oil and gas minerals cotton export problems 0 Minerals uranium copper gold 0 Landlocked position makes exports more expensive Focus on Afghanistan Difficult physical geography 0 The mountain range through the middle make it difficult to unify the country Complex cultural geography 0 Pashtuns largest ethnic group 45 0 Tons of different minorities Tribal impacts on the region 0 Loyal to familyclan 0 Marriage is for the creation of alliances 0 Jobspower go to family and friends neopotism Mineral wealth 0 Iron ore copper gold cobalt lithium 1 trillion untapped wealth Opium production 0 Number 1 cash crop of afghnistan 0 Majority of the world s opium is produced and it finances Taliban operations Geopolitical upheaval British and Russian empires boundaries 1979 Soviet invasion 0 Soviets were there for 10 years and left in defeat in 1989 Life under the Taliban 0 Strict laws 0 Gave support to bin ladena1 quada 0 Horrible women s rights I public beatings no schooling 0 Destroyed religious in uences Ongoing issues 0 Withdrawl of US forces 0 Training afghan security forces 0 Corruption 0 Taliban resurgence Concepts 0 Alluvial fans 0 Mongol Empire Loess 0 Pashtuns Nomadic pastoralism 0 Buffer state Transhumance 0 Durand Line Turkic languages 0 Mujahideen Tibetan Buddhism 0 Taliban
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