post #2 backround information

  • 2.8 million people live in Mongolia
  • Mainly speak Mongolian
  • Major religion is Buddhism
  • 1921- They win independence (under Soviet control)
  • 1691- Come under rule of China’s Qing Dynasty
  • Ulaanbaatar is the capital of Mongolia which holds 1.5 million people
  • Half of Mongolia lives in the capital
  • The second biggest city is Erdenet and almost 100,000 live there
  • In Erdent there is a statue of two women called Friendship monument which shows a Russian and Mongolian ladies who are united
  • 21.6% of the popluation lives in poverty
  • 40% of the workforce is nomadic
  • The life expectancy is increasing over the years
  • Khaltmaa Battulga is a martial artist star and a business man who is the president of Mongolia

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Post #1: Introduction

I choose Mongolia because I have a curiosity for learning about other countries I’m not really familiar with. I’m hoping to learn about their government and the freedoms of the people. I’m also expecting to learn about their cultures and the way people live there. I’m really curious to find out about the history of the people who live there and their different customs.