Chapter 16 section 3

World Geo project

Historical events

1. - Travelers first began to make their way across the region around 100 B.C, making the 4,000-mile journey between china and the Mediterranean sea.

2. - The Great game - Great Britain and the Russian Empire began to struggle for control of the region, Russian troops began moving south and British leaders wanted to stop the advance before the troops could threaten possessions in India. Russia won control of Central Asia by the end of the 19th century.

3. - Until the late 1980s, the Soviet nuclear industry was the economic mainstay of Semey, a city in northwestern Kazakhstan. Between 1949 and 1989 scientists exploded 470 nuclear devices in "The Polygon" Later, Underground explosions cracked walls in towns 50 miles away. Exposure caused Dramatic increases in the rates of leukemia, Thyroid cancer, birth defects and metal illness.

Important people

Arthur Conolly - One of the British officers executed in Bukhoro - called the sturggle between the two empires the Great game.
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a person who supports or believes in the principles of communism

is a social, political, and economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of the communist society, which is a socioeconomic order structured upon thecommon ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money

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