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Geography notes from lectures pre Exam 1

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Geography notes from lectures pre Exam 1 GEOG 100 - World Regional Geog

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Xiangxing Max Lu
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Date Created: 02/11/16
Geography Week 1/2 (Lec 1)  Why is geography important? -integrated: various parts or aspects linked or coordinated -interconnected: relies upon one another to function. -interdependent: relies upon one another to succeed.  Ways the world is connected. -Trade, business corporations and people traveling. EX: sales and use of the IPhone.  Linguistics translations around the world vary and some time can be wrong. -This is due to the literal definitions used when translating sentences.  Implications of an Integrated world - Depending on how the economy of other country affect our own. - Chinas rice distribution and our rice intake. - Infections and disease spread world wide due to the advancements in fast travel. - Oil and our gas price.  To understand Geology and why it is important you must view the entire world. - Helps to understand other cultures and why they do what they must do.  There are 201 countries in the world today. - only 193 UN memebers.  To gain membership must receive recommendation br security council and 2/3 vote.  How to define country or state? - State: politically organized. - Country: Politically orgonized territory in diplomacy. (Has states in it.)  Smallest country in the world: Vatican City. - Based on Iandmass, - .02 square miles. - Land locked by Italy  Compact States: Land locked - Easy and quick travel - Spend less money on roads.  Prorupt: 1-2 Narrow extensions - Water access - Have a barrio between other states (bodies of water like rivers or canals.)  Elongated States: change in climate, Longer, higher diversity, good econ.  Fragmented States: broken up, islands< Hawaii  Perforated States: Surrounded by states they don’t own.  Dr. David Norman’s Insight: People have very similar ideas but live in different areas; agriculture will never not be a necessity or have a field to work in. Geography Week 3/4 (Lec 2)  Europe - Major Characteristics: West of the Urals, western extremity of Eurasia, Really big peninsula, 3% of the worlds land surface,. - Latitude/Location: High up, 41 degrees N, close to the sea, helps with ocean trade = good economy.  Political Divisions - 25 countries - Highly fragmented - Be_ne_lux: Low countries in Europe. _ Belgium _Netherlands _Luxembourg  Andorra is land locked. -Self-governing Independent nation  Kosovo: Territory partially recognized state in Southeastern Europe that declared its independence from Serbia in February 2008 as the Republic of Kosovo. - 1.824 million (2013) - Capital: Pristina  Agrarian Revolution - 1750’s in Europe - Agriculture Innovatioins - Industrial Revolution 1750-1850  Mediterranean Climate – South - “Dry summer” - Clear, dry, hot, sunny - Great for growing agriculture innovations.  NW Highland: Scotland, Sandinavia, lots of volcanoes’, Lakes, fjords, small ag. Has lots of minerals  Great European Plain: Pyrenees Mt. – Urals, lowlands, large rivers and streems, has many and vary resources, good ag, large population.  Central Uplands: Hilly, high up, many minerals (not as many as European Plains or as populated)  Alpine System: Realy high Mt. high up on the map, many famous routs (The Matterhorn) , newly formed (geologically speaking) needs more minerals, limited ag, low population.  Why the French flag is tricolored: Multicultural with Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Blue: St. Martin, White: St. Mary, Red: St. Denis(death in French the revolution)  European Econ. Unity - Barriers to protect their trade and industries. - Often to small to compete. - Don’t have the econ or market for larger activities. - Goal: get rid of barriers once econ is big enough, to increase trade and growth.  Stages to show this growth and unification - Pan-Europe - Benelux - Marshall Plan - Council of Europe - The nine: UK, Den, and Ireland joined - Inner 6: treaty of rome - Outer 7: UK, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal, - The ten: Greece Joined EC - EU: 10 new members join; Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovaki, Hungary, Slovenia, Cyprus, Malta. - The twelve: Spain and Portugal - The fifteen: Austria, Fin and Sweden join  Supranationalism: 3 or more nations working together in econ, politics and culture.  E Pluribus Unum: Latin motto, meaning; Out of many, one.  The guestworker problem: how to intergrade foreign workers into a larger society around them?


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