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A Nomad in the Epoch of Globalization

... namely, growing migration of agricultural population to cities. The point is that the number of people and cattle that steppe landscapes can support is limited – soil can bear only a certain level of anthropogenic burden. This is why the total head of cattle in Mongolia is always the same: 30 million. The “redundant” population gathers in the few cities of the republic, setting up yurt settlements at their outskirts. These processes have encouraged the growth of socially unstable groups of the population ...

Modified: 25.04.2007
Mongolia , Inner Mongolia , Mongolia's population , economy , cattle , territory
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