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

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