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1. General Situation

Geographically, Mongolia is a region in central Asia comprising an independent republic that until the 1990s maintained close ties with the Soviet Union (Outer Mongolia) and Nei Monggol (Inner Mongolia), an autonomous region within China. Modern Mongolia draws its identity from the empire of Ghengis Khan (ca. 1162–1227), which at its zenith extended from China to central Europe.

With the backing of the Soviets, Mongolia declared its independence from China …

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Hesse, Klaus, “Mongolia”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 23 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_M800>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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