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29 06, 2017

History of Democracy: Who invented democracy?

By |2019-09-13T06:45:51-07:00June 29th, 2017|Greeks|16 Comments

History of Democracy: The Pnyx, where Athenian men debated issues and voted What is democracy? Democracy means the rule of the people (in Greek). That is where each individual person has a vote about what to do. Whatever the most people vote for wins. There is no king or tyrant, and anybody can [...]

30 05, 2017

Russian Revolution – History of Russia

By |2019-04-02T04:57:25-07:00May 30th, 2017|Central Asia, History|0 Comments

Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution What led to the Russian Revolution? By the late 1800s, after the Crimean War, people in Asia were looking at the new republican governments in Europe and the United States, and beginning to ask why they couldn't vote for their leaders too. Russia and the Crimean [...]

30 05, 2017

Crimean War – History of Russia

By |2019-09-25T09:16:57-07:00May 30th, 2017|Central Asia, History|0 Comments

British soldiers in the Crimean War After Catherine the Great When Catherine the Great died in 1796 AD, her son Paul became the czar of Russia. Who was Catherine? All our Central Asia articles Czar Paul and Napoleon Almost immediately Paul agreed to an alliance with Austria, Spain, and Britain against the French [...]

30 05, 2017

Later Central Asian Economy

By |2018-04-16T10:38:36-07:00May 30th, 2017|Central Asia, Economy|0 Comments

Grasslands of Central Asia - the steppe In 1500 AD, most of Central Asia was grassland.  Nomads rode horses and tended big herds of cattle there. Only in the western part of Central Asia were people farming wheat and barley and rye. But gradually over the course of the next 500 years, Russian rulers encouraged farmers [...]