The Great Game- Great Britain and Russian Empire began to fight over Central Asia. Russian troops were moving southward, and British leaders wanted to stop the advance before the troops could threaten Britain's possessions in India.
Petroleum and Prosperity- More potential for oil to bring wealth to Central Asia. Regional leaders see great promise in the oil and gas reserves of the Caspian Sea.
Culture and Government
Language and Region- Even though Central Asia is divided into ethnic and political loyalties, there are also unifying forces too.
Yurts- Nomads tents are called yurts and they are the most valuable to the nomads.
Preserving Traditions- The nomadic lifestyle is not as widespread as it use to be. But many people are working on keeping the nomads traditions alive.