Section 2

Chapter 15 - Carmen Montoya

A Gateway of migration

Transcaucasia has been used as a migration route especially as a gate way between europe and asia .trade routes near the black sea led to thriving commercial regions of mediterranean europe.

a variety of cultures- transcauasia has been affected by many diffrent peoples and cultures , today more than 50 diffent peoples' live in the region.

Arab geographers called the region Jabal Al-Alsun or also known as "mountian of language "

migration brings regions -most of regions religon is christian or Islamic faith.Armebia and georgia are among the oldest christian states in the world , today the great majority of Azerbaijan's people are muslim .

A History of Outside Control

Transcauasia has been a place where the boreders of rival empires come together .

Russian armies took control of a large stretch of the Armenian territory , including the plain of Yervan .After the russian revolution in 1917 , the transaucasia republics enjoyed a breif period of independence, in the early 1920's the red army ( soviet union) had taken control of the regions.

Economic Potential

Today the ecomomy ranges from tourism and wine industries of subtropical georgia to large scale oil production in Azerbaijan.

Agriculture and industry - much of the transcaucasia's terrain is mountainous , each republics has a significant agricultural output transcaucasia have taken advantages of the regions climate and the potential of the limited amount of land fit for farming .

the humid subtropical lowlands and foothills of the region are ideal for valuabel crops such as tea and fruits Grapes are one of the most important fruit crops. Georgians use the grapes caltivated along their black sea coast to produce thier famous wine .

Land of Flames-The significance of oil in the region has a long history , the rebulic founders chose the name becaue of the fires that erupted seemingly by magic from both the rocks nd the waters of the caspian sea .