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Exam 3 18:37 Central Asia Total population 102 mil 8 countries Intro Afghanistan Six former republics of the now-defunct U.S.S.R. Landlocked Environmental unity vs. cultural differences Oil U.S.S.R. or China C.A. Physical Regions Mountains Pamir, Hindu Kush, Tien Shan, The Fan Steppe – grasslands without trees Dominates much of Kazakhstan Deseret  Kyzl Kum, Kara Kum, Registan and Dash-I Margo
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The Shrinking Aral Sea Soviet initiatives in 1960s Not a true sea (not connected to ocean) Two rivers that are heavily used for irrigation Annu Darya, Syr Darya Water cotton Due to decrease in size salinity increased, causing most fish to die Solutions? Desalination plants Charging famers Using alternative cotton Fewer chemicals Installing dams to fill the Aral Sea Redirecting water Towns that used to be on seashore are now 40 miles off coast Muynak, Uzbekistan Fishing villiage Canning factory closed in 1989 Loss of 20 fish species
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Rebirth Island Former island now peninsula in Aral Sea Island where Soviets stored bombs Anthrax and bubonic plague used as weapons there Containers are leaking The Karakalpaks Autonomous Region (Uzebekistan) Dust, salt, and pollutants 150 million tons get dumped on Central Asia High respiratory problems Birth defects have doubled  Throat cancer 110 (Karakalpak) vs. 10 (Uzbekistan) death rate Other environmental issues desiccation desertification Gobi Desert Caspian Sea (Baku) (not connected to ocean not “real” sea) Ural Sea and Volga River
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Deforestation Population and Settlement Too arid or too high to support human life Nomadic pastoralists = favorable areas Sedentary people = river valleys C.A. low-density environment Han Chinese Ethnic Russians emigrating from Kazakhstan Migration to Moscow from former Soviet republics Oil  Urbanization in C.A. Older cities (Samarkland and Bukhara) Lavish architecture Overland trade routes Diminished by sea trade Modern urban construction under Russian reflect more austere styles Similar layouts, architecture, and entertainment activities 5 republic capitals major buildings occupied entire block
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green space statuary public housing constructed for function not aesthesis Region still largely rural Religion Trade routes led to many religions Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, and minor religions Islam in Central Asia Most Muslims are Sunni Shi’ism Dominant among Hazaras (of central Afghanistan) and the  Azeris Taliban and Buddhist Statues Mongolia and Tibet are mostly Buddhist Historical region Two major early ethnic groups 1. Turkic 2. Persian Alexander the Great Greeks
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Reverted to Persian rule until the Arab conquest 8 th  century Turkic control Arab political control lasted until A.D. 899
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