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Why did the us not help haiti?

Why did the us not help haiti?


School: Auburn University
Department: Geography
Course: Global Geography
Professor: Jim norwood
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: global, geography, McGowin, and auburn
Cost: 25
Name: Global Geography notes for McGowin Week 2
Description: These are the notes for Global Geography week 2 (January 19 and 21) covering topics from cultural geography through Latin America.
Uploaded: 01/21/2016
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Global Geography Notes week 2

Why did the us not help haiti?

January 19, 2016

∙ Exercise 9.1 notes- winds tend to meet at the equator and here  they meet and push up on each other. This constant rising air  causes a large amount of precipitation. This happens in the ITCZ. ∙ 100% humidity- when air temp=dew point

∙ If rising air and dew point are equal you will have clouds  ∙ Rising air and surrounding air are equal- no clouds ∙ when looking at where a place is for 9.1 look at N and S instead  of E

∙ Exercise 10.2 Island migration- the note book has a wrong web  address for the hokule’a article but it’s on canvas

Cultural Geography

∙ European “discovery”- it is estimated that European discovery  wiped out 90% of the native population in the Caribbean ∙ Plantation America- coffee and sugar plantations- countries like  Britain used slaves to farm sugar and used in producing rum. ∙ Slavery provided the backbone for labor in the Caribbean after  disease wiped out the indigenous population

What is the largest country in land area and population in the caribbean?

∙ Only 5% of slave labor brought from Africa went to North  America. The rest went to the Caribbean. This brought a large  amount of African culture to the Caribbean

∙ Barbados- Irish “slaves”- The British have a long history of  distrusting the Irish. The Irish in order to work off debt to the  British they would be sent to the Caribbean to work as slave  labor. However they were treated differently in that they were  able to work off their debt.  We also discuss several other topics like What is the back portion of the mouth cavity?

∙ Jamaica- Reggae and Ska musical genres are often thought of.  Rastafarians “weed culture.” Has religious undertones to this way of living with a mix Christian and traditional African religions.  

∙ Haile Selassie- seen as a reincarnation of Christ to Rastafarians.  ∙ Obeah- another Jamaican founded religion. When slaves were  brought to the Caribbean they were not allowed to keep their  culture- this included religion. In order to keep their culture alive  they mixed their African religion with Christianity. Obeah is a  darker example with belief in “black magic.”  

What (or where) is latin america?

∙ Vodou in Haiti- Vodou dolls are actually meant to respect a  person’s ancestor. Close to Roman Catholicism. Magic aspect was really just used to scare slave owners.

∙ Santeria in Cuba- Know where these combinations of African  religions are founded for the test.  

∙ Garifuna- An example of indigenous Caribbean culture mixing  with African culture. Indigenous languages were still being  spoken but they looked African.

∙ Trinidad and Tobago- Carnival- a celebration prior to lent. The  Europeans brought it to the Caribbean. The slaves used Carnival  to perform their own music and dances and also to undermine  the slave owners. They dressed in elaborate costumes and  “white face.” This celebration became to popular that some  traditions were ever brought back to Europe. If you want to learn more check out Does direction affect displacement?

Political Geography  

∙ St. Eustatius- an example on an island that fell under several  European countries control

∙ Tobago – owned by Courland, England and France. Gained  independence in 1962.

∙ Barbados- was only under British rule  

∙ Federation of Netherlands Antilles- Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, St. Eustatius, and Sint Maarten

∙ French overseas departments- most well known was Haiti  (was once considered their jewel in the Caribbean.) GDP the  lowest in all of the Americas.  

∙ Haitian Independence- 2nd country to become independent  (after the US) in the early 1800s. First and only country to  become independent through a successful slave rebellion.  

∙ Monroe Doctrine and Roosevelt Corollary- the US declaring its  influence on the Caribbean. Europeans slowly begin to move  out.  

∙ Why did the US not help Haiti? Haiti became independent  through a slave rebellion- at the time the US still had slaves.  Haiti was left on its own.

∙ US intervention- we sent military into Haiti eventually in order  to keep communism under control. Helped during the  earthquakes a few years ago.  We also discuss several other topics like What are the properties of ethers and epoxides?

∙ Haiti has the highest HIV rate in the Americas  

∙ Puerto Rico- territory of the US. 2nd highest GDP per capita in  the Caribbean. Still have their own Olympic team.  

∙ Status vote of the 1990s- very small percentage of people  wanted Puerto Rico to become independent- most wanted to  remain a commonwealth. But in 2012 most people voted for  statehood.  

January 21, 2016

∙ First set of assignments due Friday February 5 ∙ Cuba- Largest country in land area and population in  the Caribbean  

∙ The US did have close relations with Cuba in the past US businesses owned sugar plantations in Cuba

∙ When the government changed the Cuba began to take back the sugar plantations. The US business owners felt they deserved compensation to which Cuba said no. No  relationship for years after we put an embargo on  Cuban goods (up until recently) If you want to learn more check out What embryologic tissue layer is responsible for the hollow nerve chord?

∙ Because they weren’t able to trade car parts with the  US they are known for having very old (antique looking) cars


∙ Sugar plantations- the US spread business for sugar  plantations throughout the Caribbean

∙ The Dominican Republic- Baseball became the main  way to connect with others in the sugar fields and also  to move up in the world. More players than any other  country come to the US to play baseball come from the  Dominican Republic

∙ The Bahamas- Cruise ship tourism industry. Highest rate of HIV in the Americas. Outside of Africa the Bahamas  have the highest rate in the world.

∙ Sea salt- island of Bonaire harvests sea salt.  ∙ Antigua & Barbuda- Offshore banking- the wealthy  trying to hide their money in order to get out of paying  taxes. Online gambling. Bypass copy write laws (with  music and movies) through illegal sharing websites  Latin America  

∙ What (or where) is Latin America? Central and South  America (from Mexico to Chile)

∙ Mexican Altiplano- a pocket between two mountain  rangers where most of the Mexican population in  focused.

∙ Mexico City is well known for its air pollution. Here,  warm air is on top of cold air (thermal inversion) and  because the city is in a bowl between the mountains  the thermal air acts as a seal keeping pollution in.  Don't forget about the age old question of 1 amu is equivalent to?
Don't forget about the age old question of What are the 4 characteristics of kingdom animalia?

∙ Subsidence- lack of groundwater in Mexico City is  causing the city to sink. Some buildings are leaning  to the side because of this.

∙ Volcanic Axis- Cocos plate is moving into the  Caribbean plate and North American plate, which is  creating the volcanic axis.

∙ Earthquakes- Valdiva Earthquake (1960)- strongest  earthquake ever recorded- 9.5 out of 10 of the  Richter Scale  

∙ Andes Mountains- longest mountain range in the  world and the second tallest. Aconagua Ojos del  Salado - - tallest mountain in the Americas  

∙ Penitentes- sword shaped ice structures in the Andes  ∙ Lake Titicaca- the worlds highest (navigable) lake  ∙ La Paz, Bolivia- very high elevation but still has a  

high population. Hernando Siles Stadium- they play  11,000 feet above sea level- when other soccer  teams play at this stadium they tend to get tired very easily due to lower oxygen levels.

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