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form Asia's western limits, after which the boundary runs south across the Isthmus
of Suez and along the coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Asia is the most populous
of the continents. Its population, in the early 1970s, was estimated to be 2,164,- ...
of Asia and Australia (1964); Mineral Raw Material Resources for the Fertilizer
Industry in Asia and the Far East (1967). Data on mineral resources of China may
be found in K.P. WANG, "The Mineral Resource Base of Communist China," in ...
The European imperialists split Asia into either colonies or zones of influence.
Even those few nations (such as Afghanistan and Thailand) that continued to
remain independent had their external boundaries drawn by imperialists.
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