Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.

Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?

China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

vicky lahkar
Brahmaputra Riverside on Christmas day of 2014
Tord Remme
K9 - Seabreeze Residence, Mae Phim, Rayong, Thailand
Taro Tsubomura
Night view from Mt. Takao
Максим Шаршин
T 15
Majeed Panahee joo
Haftsamar Art Gallery Dec 2014 Abdolhossein Banafian The Motif Has Always 01
Majeed Panahee joo
Haftsamar Art Gallery Dec 2014 Abdolhossein Banafian The Motif Has Always 02
Majeed Panahee joo
Seyhoun Art Gallery Dec 2014 Niloufar Kasbi Once Upon A Time 01
Majeed Panahee joo
Seyhoun Art Gallery Dec 2014 Niloufar Kasbi Once Upon A Time 02
Majeed Panahee joo
Seyhoun Art Gallery Dec 2014 Niloufar Kasbi Once Upon A Time 03
bibouroku tabito
エスカレーターのある風景 (静岡市葵区 紺屋町)
heiwa4126
Votive picture tablets tunnel
Musa Khan
SHANGRILA RESORT SKARDU PAKISTAN
kiyoharu takamura
石廊崎
Heiner Straesser - derPanoramafotograf.com
Landschaft in Kappadokien, Türkei
Sergey Kalinin
draw-well
Slava Kurtiyakoff
Большой Тогыз-Азский грот
Sergey Kalinin
Home of the pioneers
Slava Kurtiyakoff
Первый Сундук
Junsuk Song
Gangwon-do
Roman Efimoff
Smotrovaya Day