FAQ Answers: What do you hope to accomplish?
A question from the Frequently Asked Questions page asks: “What do you hope to accomplish?”
Here is my answer:
Mongolia is a country rich in culture and tradition, but it is sadly often overlooked and under-appreciated. Once the center of the largest empire the world has ever seen, the transition to capitalism after centuries of a more community-based society has not been easy on Mongolia. The country is now plagued by many problems resulting from unchecked overgrazing, climate change, crumbling former Soviet infrastructure, and the relocation of its population to urban centers that are already over capacity. The goal of The Mongolian Experiment is to raise awareness of Mongolia’s vibrant and multifaceted culture as well as bring attention to the problems and issues it is currently facing in the hope of garnering more international support for the country.
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