Central Asia

Section 3


The economy right now is very hopeful because they have recently found oil. The regional leaders are hopeful in the oil and gas reserves if the Caspian Sea along with oil being found in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. People around the world are beginning to compete for profits from Central Asia's resource they are calling this the new Great Game. They have a command economy which means production and distribution of goods are determined by the government.


The Republics in Central Asia are under a democratic government. In the past they were under the Soviet Union which was also called USSR.

Historical Events


Although there are many ethnic groups and religions the strongest one is Islam. Many of the languages are related to turkish but the main language in Russian.