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The Northern Urals and the northern part of the Central Urals form a taiga zone,
rich in forests and potash minerals, predominantly carnallite and sylvite. The
Central Urals and much of the Southern Urals are forest steppes and steppes, ...
Silkworm raising is most common in the central hills near I-tu, Lin-ch'u, Tzu-ch'
uan, and Lai-wu, and most of the raw silk is sent to other provinces for processing
and spinning. Irrigation and flood control are crucial to the success of Shantung's
With the weakening of central authority in Baghdad, the Arab governors in as-
Sind established their own dynastic rule during the 10th century. The first Sindian
dynasty of the Sumras was established between 1058 and 1348 and was
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