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Unformatted text preview: olden Age in the fifteenth distance trade was limited to goods that were easy to century continued after 1700. In 1700, Nadir Shah of carry and valuable. Chief among the goods traded Iran, defeated the Uzbek ruling dynasty of Central was silk, and this trade has been known ever since as Asia, and the region broke apart. Various Uzbek tribal the Silk Road. leaders then established three small khanates centered Between 200 BCE and 200 CE the Silk Road on the cities of Khiva, Bukhara, and Kokand. extended from China to the Roman Empire. From then until the Commercial Revolution after 1500, it was one Turkestan of the major trade routes connecting Europe with “Turkestan” was never a separate nation or state, Asia. The center of this trading system was in Central but refers to the part of Central Asia north of Asia; it was here that goods from China, India, Iran, Afghanistan that is made up of the current nations Mesopotamia, the Mediterranean, and Northern Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Europe came together and were redistributed. (The Tajikistan. major cities were Samarkand, Bukhara, and Tashkent, Russia captured the city of Tashkent in 1865 and all in present-day Uzbekistan.) made it the capital of a new province, Turkestan, to be Central Asia has also been the gateway through a base of operations from which to annex the entire which invading steppe nomads—such as the Mongols region. By 1881, Russia had conquered all of Central and the Turks—have invaded the Middle East and Asia from the border of China to the Caspian Sea. India. Russia then went on to exploit Central Asia like a colony, using it as a supplier of raw materials and a Central Asia after the Mongols market for exported goods. Russian policies fostered In Central Asia Mongol rule was brought to an cotton production at the expense of food crops, which end by a Turk nomadic tribal leader named Timur made the region dependent on the import of wheat (known in Europe as Tamerlane). By 1370, Timur had from Russia. In the cities, the native population was completed the conquest of Central Asia, making outnumbered by Russian immigr...
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