Post #3 News Article

The article covers the life of more than half the population of Mongolia, struggling to survive in the capital. Mainly talks about the life of Ms. Dashnyam’s life and her life surviving in a landfill. As a majority of the population of Mongolia living in the capital it talks about the struggles the people face such as: raging pollution, worsening sewage, and also the scarcity of housing.

The broad problem is the issue of the people who are just barely surviving and holding onto what they have left. Since the city Ulan Bator advertises higher paying jobs that’s one of the main reasons that half the population of Mongolia is living in the capital. This big group of people have lead to the struggles I mentioned earlier.

It’s really depressing to learn about something so grave and significant that I didn’t know until now. This struggle has hit about half of the people living there and goes to show how long these problems have been neglected. Ever since the drop in mining things have gone wrong exponentially worse since that’s what the country relied on. It’s surprising to me that not a lot of people either know about these problems in Mongolia or choose not to talk about it, but now’s the time.

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

Sites used:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-15460525

https://data.worldbank.org/country/mongolia

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.