24 Facts About Tibet


Tibet was assassinated and Zhang Zhung continued its dominance of the region until it was annexed by Songtsen Gampo in the 7th century.

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In 747, the hold of Tibet was loosened by the campaign of general Gao Xianzhi, who tried to re-open the direct communications between Central Asia and Kashmir.

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Tibet continued as a Central Asian empire until the mid-9th century, when a civil war over succession led to the collapse of imperial Tibet.

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The period that followed is known traditionally as the Era of Fragmentation, when political control over Tibet became divided between regional warlords and tribes with no dominant centralized authority.

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Mongol rule of Tibet remained separate from the main provinces of China, but the region existed under the administration of the Yuan dynasty.

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Tibet retained nominal power over religious and regional political affairs, while the Mongols managed a structural and administrative rule over the region, reinforced by the rare military intervention.

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Tibet's efforts were successful in part because of aid from Gushi Khan, the Oirat leader of the Khoshut Khanate.

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Qing dynasty rule in Tibet began with their 1720 expedition to the country when they expelled the invading Dzungars.

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Tibet was dominated by the Manchus in various stages in the 18th century, and the years immediately following the 1792 regulations were the peak of the Qing imperial commissioners' authority; but there was no attempt to make Tibet a Chinese province.

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In 1904, a British expedition to Tibet, spurred in part by a fear that Russia was extending its power into Tibet as part of the Great Game, was launched.

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Tibet's actions were unpopular, and there was much animosity against him for his mistreatment of civilians and disregard for local culture.

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Dalai Lama had a strong following as many people from Tibet looked at him not just as their political leader, but as their spiritual leader.

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In 1980, General Secretary and reformist Hu Yaobang visited Tibet and ushered in a period of social, political, and economic liberalization.

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In China, Tibet is regarded as part of, a term usually translated by Chinese media as "the Western section", meaning "Western China".

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Tibet has some of the world's tallest mountains, with several of them making the top ten list.

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Tibet has been called the "Water Tower" of Asia, and China is investing heavily in water projects in Tibet.

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Northern Tibet is subject to high temperatures in the summer and intense cold in the winter.

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The forests of Tibet are home to black bears, red pandas, musk deer, barking deer, and squirrels.

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Central region of Tibet is an autonomous region within China, the Tibet Autonomous Region.

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The Tibet Autonomous Region is a province-level entity of the People's Republic of China.

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Tibet is ranked the lowest among China's 31 provinces on the Human Development Index according to UN Development Programme data.

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However most of this investment goes to pay migrant workers who do not settle in Tibet and send much of their income home to other provinces.

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Tibet was followed by others who actually built a church in Lhasa.

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Tibet has various festivals, many for worshipping the Buddha, that take place throughout the year.

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