Chapter 16 Section 3

Government

The government was communist and now it is democracy.
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Historical Facts

The silk road-joined caravans making the 4,000 mile journey between China and the Mediterranean Sea. Traders carried silk and many other goods, such as gold, silver, ivory,jade, wine, spices, linen, porcelain, perfumes, ostriches and acrobats. on their horses and camels. Which also was used to spread ideas, technology and religion.


The Great Game- Great Britain and Russian Empire bagan to struggle for control of the region. Russian troops were moving southward, and the Britain's wanted to stop the advance before the troops could threaten their possessions in India. British officers called this the struggle between the two Empires the Great Game.


Nuclear Testing- the test were so close to Semey that citzens could see the mushroom clouds of the above ground explosions. Underground explosions cracked walls in town 50 miles away. It caused 180,000 square mile, exposing over a million people to dangerous levels of radiation.

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