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==Country Information==
Mongolia Listeni/mɒŋˈɡoʊliə/ (Mongolian: is a landlocked country in east-central Asia. It is bordered by [[China Genealogy|China]], [[Russia to the north Genealogy|Russia]], and China is close to [[Kazakhstan Genealogy|Kazakhstan]]. The official language is Mongolian.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mongolia," in ''Wikipedia: the southFree Encyclopedia,'' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolia, east and westaccessed 27 April 2016. </ref>
During the times of Genghis Khan, the Mongol hordes conquered almost all of Asia, and came perilously close to entering Europe through Turkey, and conquering Europe as well.
 
Because of its proximity to the silk road, most of Mongolian history is written about nomadic peoples whose primary activities were raising livestock, and trading and bartering.
 
In the middle of the 20th. century, Mongolia came under the influence of the USSR, but with the breakdown of that Federation, Mongolia saw its own democratic revolution in early 1990. This led to a multi-party system, a new constitution of 1992, and transition to a market economy.
 
While the itinerant lifestyle still persists in more than 30% of the country, today one-third of the population has settled in Ulan Bator – a city where “new buildings are rising all the time and traffic has become a major problem
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