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World Geography Study Guide 2

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World Geography Study Guide 2 GR1123

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What you need to know for the test this Thursday, October 7th. South American Realm, Europe, and Russia
World Geography
Shatrughan Singh
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Date Created: 10/02/16
World Geography Study Guide Exam 2 PSA: The notes over Russia are not included in this study guide! I will be posting the notes nd taken in class over Russia on Tuesday, October 2 . The notes listed on this study guide are what he has hinted at being on the test or has told us that we need to know it. To Know:  South America Realm o Mountains in the west, Amazon Basin in the east o The tallest waterfall is Angels Falls in Venezuela o The Andes Mountains are along the West Coast o Colombia is the only country that has borders in the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean o Alexander Van Humboldt  Father of physical geography  “Unity of Place” – climate, geology, biology, and human cultures  Environmental determinism – physical environment determines or limits human habitation o Argentina is the most diverse country with 5 different climate zones o Pampas are grasslands in Argentina o Amerindians – migrated from North America and Middle America o Altiplanos – high altitude valleys in Andes Mountains  The Inca lived in the altiplanos o Tordesillas Line (1494)  Treaty between Iberian powers – Portuguese rule east side, Spanish rule the west side o Inca  Capital was Cuzco  Machu Pichu – wonder of the world o Mestizos – mixed ancestry of Europeans and Amerindians o Land alienation – process of taking over indigenous infrastructure and enslaving them  Spanish conquered the Inca o Viceroy – regal official who runs a country in the name of a monarch o Bolivia is named after Simon Bolivar who fought for independence o French Guinea is still under French control o The largest crop produced in South America is soybeans  Brazil produces most of it o BRICKS  Developing countries including Brazil, Russia, India, and China o UNASAR  Union of South American nations to develop together o “Favelas” or “Barrios” are shanty towns o Cartographic map – displays a variable by distorting space, distance, or population o Latin American City Model  CBD in middle with a spine  Zone of Peripheral Squatter Settlements o Cocaine  Extraction of cocoa paste, refining product, distribution  El Paso is now central trade route o China is Brazil’s and Chile’s largest trading partner o Human Geographic Regions  Caribbean North  Colombia – La Violencia o Insurgent and failed states  Venezuela – Hugo Chavez  French Guinea – space industry  Andean West Region  Peru – Inca Empire  Ecuador – impacted by Humboldt current (El Nino/La Nina)  Bolivia  Southern Cone  Chile located on Ring of Fire  Sub regions: Atacoma desert, middle Chile, and Highland South  European Realm o Smallest continent in area, but has population cluster o Ukraine is the largest country by area o Gulf stream – a warm ocean current moving from the equator to Northern Europe  Allows access to fishing in the winter (water doesn’t freeze) o Climate is mostly mild o Know physical geographic regions:  Central Uplands  Heart of Europe  Alpine Mountains  Pyrenees mountains separate Iberian peninsula from rest of Europe  Western Uplands  Old, Scandinavia  Fjords – u-shaped valleys created by glaciers  North European Lowlands  Good farming  Birthplace of Industrial Revolution  Mediterranean  Beaches o Population heavily around England and Germany o Europe is a peninsula of peninsulas o France is unique because its bordered by three seas o Great Britain includes Scotland and the mainland of England only o United Kingdom includes Scotland, England, and Northern Ireland o Antiquity  Greece and Rome  City-states – a city that has its own government and which it controls the surrounding territory to form an independent state  Ex. Athens and Sparta, Washington DC and Mexico City  Greeks influenced Romans, but Rome was greater in size  Renaissance from 1450s to 1600s  Mercantilism – territorial control, making colonies, exploration of land  Agrarian Revolution – large scale farming to sustain and profit from  Silk roads – land and sea routes to move silk, cotton, and spices from Asia to Europe  Industrial Revolution  Started in Britain and moved eastward  Furnaces, textiles, steam power, iron making  Political revolutions formed liberalism, fascism, socialism, nationalism  World War I and World War II overview  United Nations (UN)  European Union (EU)  Supranationalism – a voluntary association in economic, political, and cultural spheres of 3 or more nations who are willing to give over their sovereignty for the mutual benefit of all  Brussels is capital of EU  Switzerland is not a member  Devolution – reverting to one’s own sovereignty or power away from EU  North Atlantic Treaty Organization – NATO  Created by United States for Europe  Poorest country of Europe is Moldova  Richest country is Luxembourg  Europe is connected because of:  Complementarity – excess products and goods can by shared with others within the realm with need  Transferability – very easy to move goods across networks  CBDs at center of town and population extended outward  Know the Human Regions of Europe  Germany – iron curtain  France – Jeans  Czech Republic – velvet divorce with Slovakia  Switzerland – chocolate, banking, watches, and cheese  Ireland – English and Gaelic are national languages  Milan – Turin – Genova Triangle  Spain – capital is Madrid  Gibraltar – peninsula close to Morocco  Balkans – was Yugoslavia  Sweden – lowest Gini coefficient  Denmark – Danish  Finland – was under Russian czars  Iceland – no ice, on Eurasian and North American plates  Greenland – former Danish colony, ice  Poland – decimated in WWII  Ukraine – Chernobyl Explosion  Russia


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