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Mongolia and taiwan
Mongolia and taiwan
Mongolia and taiwan
Mongolia and taiwan
Mongolia and taiwan
Mongolia and taiwan
Mongolia and taiwan
Mongolia and taiwan
Mongolia and taiwan
Mongolia and taiwan
Mongolia and taiwan
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  • 1. Mongolia and Taiwan Chapter 28, Section 2
  • 2. Mongolian Empire• Mongols were nomadic herders for thousands of years until Genghis Khan (which means “supreme conqueror”) conquered all of Central Asia and part of China before his death in 1227
  • 3. Mongolian Empire• Khan’s heirs continued his policy of conquest and expanded east, west and south out of Mongolia
  • 4. Mongolian Empire• The Mongol empire broke up in the 1300s and was controlled by the Chinese in the 17th century• They regained independence in 1911 after pushing China out• Under the influence of Russia, Mongolia became a communist country for 72 years until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991
  • 5. Mongolia’s Culture• The back and forth of the Mongol’s ruling China and being ruled by China has led to them adopt many aspects of the Chinese culture• The most important Mongolian festival is the Naadam festival of the Three Games of Men that dates back 2,300 years• The 3 games are wrestling, archery, and horse racing
  • 6. Economic Prospects for Mongolia• Many still engages in herding and managing livestock• More goats are being raised to meet the demand for cashmere that comes from the soft wool• Under communism, the government owned most of the factories, but after their fall, Mongolia tried to switch to a market economy• They have large deposits of fuel, such as coal and petroleum, and metals like copper, gold and iron
  • 7. Taiwan’s Link to China• Taiwan has experienced many prehistoric migrations from southern China and southeast Asia as well as the Malay and Polynesian people• Large numbers of Chinese came when a famine struck the Fujian province in the 17th century
  • 8. Taiwan’s Link to China• The Manchu Dynasty conquered the island in 1683• Japan seized the island after winning a war with China in 1895 and kept it until their defeat in WWII• Chinese Nationalists took control of the island as part of their fight against the Communists and declared it the Republic of China but the People’s Republic of China has never recognized it as a separate country
  • 9. Taiwan’s Culture• Taiwan has a population that is almost exclusively Chinese• The capital city, Taipei, contains Buddhist temples as well as museums of Chinese art• The population is well educated and most speak Mandarin
  • 10. Taiwan’s Economic Success• One of the world’s most successful economies despite the fact that they have few natural resources• Prosperity is based on its strong manufacturing industries and its trade with other nations• Some of their most successful exports are radios, TVs, calculators, and computers
  • 11. Western Influences in Taiwan• Baseball has become a popular sport• Little League became popular after WWII and in 1974, the U.S. banned foreign countries from the World Series due in part to the success of Taiwan’s teams who dominated the World Series in the 1970s.Baseball in Taiwan
  • 12. • Taiwan
  • 13. _________ 1. The rapid growth of an economic tiger is due toa. cheap labor.b. high technology.c. aggressive exports.d. all of these._________ 2. Goats are important to the economy in Mongolia because of theirsoft wool known asa. angora.b. cashmere.c. Mandarin.d. Taipei._________ 3. A type of tent used for housing in Mongolia is aa. yurt.b. tarp.c. nomad.d. dynasty._________ 4. The countries surrounding the Pacific Ocean are known as thea. Southern Hemisphere.b. Pacific Rim.c. economic tiger.d. Pacific group_________ 5. According to the chapter, an example of Western influence in Taiwanisa. baseball cards.b. hockey tournaments.c. Little League.d. video games.

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