Mongolia

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Mongolia, commonly known as the land of blue sky. There, they enjoy almost 250 sunny days a year. However, their weather is not unlike Canada, where they experience extreme weather conditions ranging from 30oC in the summer to -45oC in the winter, unlike Canada though, their climate is very dry (Stanfield, 2001). The country is located between Russia and China longitudinally. In comparison to Russia, Mongolia is small, however, it is the eighth largest country in the world. In regards to terrain, it is similar to Canada, it ranges from mountains to “rolling” plateaus. Also like Canada, Mongolia holds the continent’s largest freshwater lakes (Lake Khövsgöl). Unlike Canada, Northern and western Mongolia are seismically active zones, with recurrent earthquakes and extinct volcanoes (Azaa, 2011). The land has much geographical diversity. Mongolia is famously known for their history specifically the age of the notorious Genghis Khan. He was the creator of the largest Empire in the world. The Mongol Empire came up by destroying individual tribes across Northeast Asia. He also had many wives and many children; he has an estimated 500 000 descendants living on earth today (Pierson, 2010). Previously, Mongolia was a Soviet Socialist Republic. This happened under the influence of the neighboring Soviet Union. Their transition from a Soviet Socialist Republic to a democracy has been gradual. Like most countries, Mongolia is no exception to political tensions, nonetheless, they have enjoyed relative political stability in recent years. Economically, they depend solely on agriculture and mining, although, tourism and construction are growing in importance. Foreign investment is also becoming increasingly popular there due to their abundance... ... middle of paper ... ... in the future for this country. References Azaa. (2011, January 13). Geography of Mongolia. Retrieved from My Trip Blog: http://www.mytripblog.org/pg/blog/mongolia-social-manager/read/29548/geography-of-mongolia Britannica, E. (2011). classification of Mongolian languages. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/427095/Old-Mongolian-language Freedom, 2. I. (2014). Mongolia. Retrieved from 2014 Index of Economic Freedom: http://www.heritage.org/index/country/mongolia Pierson. (2010, July 10). Genghis Khan. Retrieved from bio.: http://www.biography.com/people/genghis-khan-9308634#video-gallery&awesm=~oCFp6FVICbKgjk Stanfield, J. (2001). Land of Steppe and Sky. Retrieved from National Geographic: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/weepingcamel/landofsteppeandsky.html Interviews; Azaa, Zula, Magnai (Projects Abroad leaders)

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