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    • Monsoon Asia By: Elizabeth, Kari, Sharon, Jessica, Dakota, Annika, Edgar, and Omar
    • History
      • World’s earliest civilizations arose here
      • Rulers united parts of the region into empires
      • Colonized later by European countries
        • Now have gained their independence
      • First civilization in Indus River Valley in 2500 BC
        • Vanished by 1700 BC
      • China was split into kingdoms
      • Ruled by dynasties
      • Qin
        • Built Great Wall
      • Mauryas conquered and united India in 320 BC
      • Mughals then ruled India from 1526 to 1700s
      • In 1400s Europeans colonized Monsoon Asia
      • India freed in 1947 and Southeast Asia in 1950s
    • Culture
      • Very diverse and cultural region, from the food they eat, to traditions they have
      • Food is a very important part of the culture
      • Art, dance, music, and cinema
      • Much of the population of Asia is very friendly with one another, and they look out for each other greatly
      • Respect is highly valued and taught in, and is common courtesy towards others, especially towards elders
      • Education is highly valued, and many parents enforce this value to their children.
    • Language
      • Bengali
      • Bhatanese
      • Khmer
      • Mandarin
      • Hindi
      • English
      • Bahasa Indonesia
      • Japanese
      • Korean
      • Lao
      • Chinese
      • Malay
      • Tamil
      • Sinhala
      • Thai
      • Vietnamese
      • Bahasa Melayu
      • Khalkha Mongol
      • Napali
      • Filipino
    • Population
      • Population
      • 3.7 billion
        • More than half world’s people
      • Mostly rural
      • Many religious traditions
      • Hindu, Islam, Christian, Buddhism (main religion), Indigenous, Judaism, Shinto, Confucianism
    • Economy
      • Mix of old and new
      • Farming and fishing
      • Industry and finance centers
      • Commercial fishing by seacoast
      • Resources
        • Coal
          • Produces most on earth
        • Petroleum
        • Hydroelectric power
      • Land use
        • Subsistence farmers
        • Rice, tea, cotton, spices, tobacco, 90% of world’s rubber
        • Commercial fishing
        • Shrimp, tuna
        • Nomadic herding
        • International trade
        • Machinery and consumer goods
        • Japan is world leader in production of cars and electronics
    • Geography
      • Mountains are the most commanding
      • feature of the landscape
      • Rugged Himalayas form Monsoon Asia’s western border
      • Mt. Everest- highest mountain in the world, 29,035 feet
      • Indus, Ganges, and Brahmaputra are the main rivers
        • Meet to form one of the world’s largest river deltas
      • Ghats Mountain Range
      • Chang Jiang- third longest river in the world, China
      • Taklamakan and Gobi (one of world’s largest) deserts
      • Japan’s islands formed by volcanoes
    • Climate
      • Shaped by Monsoons
        • Strong winds that create rainfall patterns
      • South
        • Arid to tropical
      • Northwest
        • Dry
      • Himalayas
        • Highlands climate
      • South
        • Tropical wet
      • North Central
        • Humid subtropical
      • East
        • Highlands climate
        • Humid continental
      • Southeast
        • Tropical
    • Vegetation
      • Varies as climate and elevation does
      • Drier parts
        • Desert scrub
      • Tropical zones
        • Rainforests
      • Highlands
        • Ice and snow
      • Central
        • Tropical grasslands
      • Lower Himalayas
        • Mixed forest
      • Tropical climate zones
        • Broadleaf evergreen forests
      • North
        • Deciduous forest
      • Southeast
        • Rainforests and tropical grassland
        • Bamboo