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Face large foreign debts, falling commodity prices and rising import cost Asia In the mid 1920s, parts in Asia were affected by the Great Depression; although Japan's economy was going down, China and the Philippines was slightly protected. China was not dependent on foreign trade and the Philippines had support from the United States. When Zedong took over China (near the 1950s), efforts of improving China's economy by developing plans such as the Great Leap Forward (1958-1961) and the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Mao's plans worked for a short period however, it ended with many lives dying In the Great Leap Forward, they focused on industrializing but they neglected the agriculture.
In the Cultural Revolution, Mao killed off all the intellectuals and had uneducated people take over in most of China In India, (1996-1977 and 1980-1984), under the rule of Indira Gandhi, they maintained a good political system; however they faced poverty, overpopulation conflicts and wars. After Mao's death, Deng Xiaoping took over and changed the nation’s values. He wanted to trade with foreign countries, especially the United States Japan still maintains a high status in the industry productions, alongside the United States Past continuity and change questions: 1. the Silk Road was not as used and eminent as it was later on in ancient times, especially not during 200 B.C.E., as new civilizations had only began to proliferate in various areas. At first, only several major civilizations were around which utilized the Silk Road for trade and travel, consisting of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Carthage/Phoenicia, Persia, and China. The slow amount of trade showed that as time goes on things greatly are affected. The things that were traded at first greatly differed as well to those traded later on, as new technologies and materials were experimented and used for different aspects of everyday life. The evolution of trade through the Silk Road also was affected by technologies. During 200 B.C.E there were little technologies which helped make trading at faster speeds much more facilitated, as a matter a fact the only true helpful technology was the development of chariots at the time being. Needless to say, going on horse was the most efficient way at the time being. This didn't remain for long, for the reason that as centuries passed, situations changed. The emergence of new kingdoms, altercations, and new technologies helped change the Silk Road. As time passed, and centuries rolled by, the emergence of kingdoms and new empires was greatly noticeable, many of which include the Byzantine Empire, the Abbasid Caliphate, the Frankish Kingdoms, Kievan Rus, the Song Empire, and the Tang Empire. These new kingdoms helped ignite the true potential of the Silk Road as we know it in history books today. Trade bloomed in the Silk Road as new metals, fabrics, and technologies were exchanged as well as knowledge. The wars also greatly changed trade over the Silk Road, as the Abbasid Caliphate subjugated

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