Asia

Asia is the largest and most populated continent in the world.

It is believed that Asia along with Europe, was the cradle of civilization, although this was not really unique and uniform: the vast expanse of the Asian continent made it almost inevitable that several cultures emerge independently.

The main ancient kingdoms were the great emperor of Cyrus II the Great, who unified the peoples of Iranian origin in the Kingdom of Persia. The Indian expansion, the spread of Chinese civilization, the Muslim and Mongolian rule, the Chinese and Mongolian influence.

In the Modern Age, Asia was the most economically productive continent. About 1500, the Middle East, India and China controlled about 60% of world production, and shortly before 1800 80% of it. The European Industrial Revolution changed this balance, and by military conquest much of Asia became controlled by European powers.

These are my trips within Asia: