Sunday, July 04, 2010
Who is Winning?
One remaining unsolved question from my early infancy is what is happening in Central Asia - Are the White peoples pushing and advancing against the Yellow peoples, or are the Yellows pushing back the Whites to the Atlantic Ocean shores? Which one of these two large competing human races is winning in Central Asia? How is moving the front line where the races are in direct contact?
Now, thanks to Razib, I have an indication. In the map above I see that a new race has arised (those concentric circles in the Central Asia which represent the tremendous expansive force of the Khanty peoples - Mongols?). The Mongols have opened up a place for themselves in West Central Asia, pushing the Yellows (the Chinese peoples) towards the Pacific Ocean to the point that now they inhabit a narrow strip of land. The Mongols have mixed with Central Asian Whites (the Uyghurs) and pushed out the Whites towards the Atlantic, but Whites still are far from the shore. All in all, the Yellow race seems to be retreating.
The Mongol explosion, if continued, could change it all, but it seems to have lost momentum after 1400. In the last 500 years the composite bow shot from horseback as a military technique is dead.
Another explosion is shown by the concentric circles in green: it is the Arab expansion. In my interpretation, it was stopped by the Mongols in the East and the North, and by the Whites in the West. Once more, it is White vs Yellow, and the year 2010 finds the Yellows corraled along the Pacific shoreline and retreating. The Whites seem to be advancing once more. In another 500 years, the Yellow people may be concentrated once more in a 100 km wide maritime strip from Beijing to Hong Kong. Maybe I am misinterpreting the map, but I have no one to teach me.