chapter 16

section 3

historical event

1. central asia consists of five independent : Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

2. there is a 4000 mile journey between China and the Mediterranean sea called silk road and was used as a trading route

some things that were carried on the silk road were: gold, silver, ivory, wine, grapes, etc....


- all the discoveries have triggered what people are calling the new " Great Game"


Central Asia had a communist government now they have Democracy & Dictatorship


Central asia has a large number of ethnic groups. before the Russians revolution, each group lived in particular region where it could follow its own way of life

silk garments are popular clothes

relegion in central asia is islam