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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