Loading presentation...

Present Remotely

Send the link below via email or IM


Present to your audience

Start remote presentation

  • Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
  • People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
  • This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
  • A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
  • Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article

Do you really want to delete this prezi?

Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.


The 5 Themes of Central Asia

No description

Liz Blinn

on 5 May 2015

Comments (0)

Please log in to add your comment.

Report abuse

Transcript of The 5 Themes of Central Asia

The End
Theme #1: History
- Historical "Crossroads" - pathway between empires
Theme #2: Culture
- Russian influence remains (language)
Theme #4: Economics
Theme #5: Population Movement
What examples of this THEME have we already talked about?
The 5 Themes of Central Asia
Chapters 19, Sections 1-3
Physical Features:
-diverse landscape
-mountains, grassland, desert
-scarce rainfall
-mountain rivers important
- 2 main climates
- arid/semiarid
-continental (cooler/wetter)
-Religion (Islam) spread by trade & conquest
- Trade routes caused growth & wealth (ex. The Silk Road)
The Steppe Empires
-1200s: The Mongols
-Horses: military advantage; fast
- 500s: The Huns
-1991- USSR collapses & the Central Asian region becomes independent
-1700-1800s: Russia VS Great Britain (Russia Wins)
- USSR divides & controls region
-control production
-unify schools; ban religion
- Very diverse (brought by trade routes)
Example: Tajiks in Tajikistan; have Iranian roots
- Islam= Main religion (from Arab traders)
- Many languages unique to region
Culture Continued...
-After USSR:
-preserve tradition
-Akyn (storytellers)
-cultural freedom
-western influence
Theme #3: Human-Environment Interaction
-Land Uses
- farming
-herding livestock
-mining (copper/gold/oil)
-Water is scarce
-damming rivers (caused riots)
-hydroelectric power
- cooperation is key
Environmental Challenges
-it used resources poorly
- overuse of water (Aral Sea)
- pollution (fishing industry)
-Still recovering from USSR
Share some ideas with you neighbor!
- Equal Rights
-ex. Uzbeks & Tajiks
-Oil pipelines
- run to Russia & China
Money makers-
-Trade (Historically & NOW)
-Natural resources
-repressive--> definition: opposed to freedom
-election fraud
-uneven resource distribution
-lack of jobs
-corrupt governments (stealing $)
- Huge Empire
-Atilla the Hun
Even invaded Roman Empire

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Gengis Khan
Kazakhstan Parade
An Akyn
Nryn Mosque, Kyrgyzstan
Aral Sea
Full transcript