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Mongolia

Situated between Russia and China, Mongolia is in a precarious geopolitical position. A socialist revolution in 1921 brought with it Soviet ideas of communist modernity, while a democratic revolution in 1991 brought western, capitalist modernist ideology.1 these political ideologies resulted in increasing urbanization, as well as large scale adoption of European styles of education and European medicinal practices. From 1969 to 1989 the population of Mongolia’s capital city, Ulaanbaatar, more than doubled from around 267,000 to 548,0002, and the ensuing 20 years the population nearly doubled again, to around 950,0003.

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