7 - the stans ppt

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7 - the stans ppt

  1. 1. Warsaw Pact EndsWarsaw Pact Ends
  2. 2. The "Stans"The "Stans" KazakhstanKazakhstan UzbekistanUzbekistan TurkmenistanTurkmenistan TajikistanTajikistan KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
  3. 3. The "Stans"The "Stans"GeographyGeography: climate /: climate /vegetation extremesvegetation extremes–Cooler mountain climatesCooler mountain climatessurrounded by steppes.surrounded by steppes.–Everything else = aridEverything else = ariddesert.desert.Access to water is extremelyAccess to water is extremelyimportant.important.
  4. 4. The "Stans"The "Stans"People:People: about 60millionabout 60milliontotaltotal–Ethnically diverseEthnically diverseLanguages:Languages: derived fromderived fromTurkishTurkishReligion:Religion: mostly Muslimmostly Muslim–Russian Orthodox minorityRussian Orthodox minority
  5. 5. The "Stans"The "Stans"Economy:Economy:–AgricultureAgricultureRaising / herding livestockRaising / herding livestockGrains / CottonGrains / Cotton–All still Communist to someAll still Communist to somedegreedegree

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