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30 Cards in this Set

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Summer Monsoon
blows southeast to northwest; brings heat and humidity from Pacific Ocean; causes intense rains from April to October
Winter monsoons
bring cold arctic air from November to March; blows northwest to southest
Inland Winds
carry dust from Govi and are dry
Coastal Winds
bring snow to Japan and Korea Pen, but can be weakened by Qin Ling Mountains
founder of Confucianism
founder of Daoism, based onliving in simplicity and harmony with nature
China's Main Ethnic Group
Command Economy
economy controlled by the government; Japan, South Korea, Taiwan
Market Economy
based on private ownership; North Korea
Mixed Economy
basic elements of both economies; China and Mongolia
Effect of WWII on Japan
stripped of oversea territories and militar might, forced to rebuild economy and societ
Effect of WWII on Korea
divided into North and South, which led to invasion and the Korean War
Industrial Expansion
increases pollution; areas faced with dangers such as floods, earthquakes, and typhoons
China's Major River Flow
from Plateau of Tibet to the Pacific Ocean
Yellow River (Huang He)
has loess and floods its basin often
Yangtze River (Chang Kiang)
Asia's longest river; provides transporation and irrigation for the region
Three Gorges Dam
will be the world's largest dam; controversial because of effects on people and landmarks
Xi River
forms a fertile delta from soil deposits
Grand Canal
the world's longest artificail waterway; connects Beijing to Hangzhou
Zhou Dynasty
ruled for 900 years (1122 BC); had founders of Confucianism and Daoism; ruled when the Great Wall began construction
Qing Dynasty
last dynasty that rule from the 1600s to the 1900s
Event in 1911
Sun Yat-sen ended emperor rule in China and Chiang Kai-shek formed nationalist government
Event in 1949
Mao Dzong forced nationalists to Taiwan and took power
Main Natural Resources
iron ore, tin, tungsten, gold
Main Vegetation
mulberry tree, tea bush, bamboo
Agricultural Adaptations
due to volcanic islands, they terrace along contours
Altay Mountains
natural boundary between Mongolia and China
caused by underwater earthquakes
hurrican-like storms in the western Pacific
Great Leap Foward
communist government of China that organized farms into communes in the 1950s