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WorldGeoExam1.pdf GR1123

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these notes start to cover test 4 in world georgraphy
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Sarah Radencic Lalk
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Date Created: 04/24/16
World geography Test 4 o Israel/ Palestine  The UN created Israel in 1948 for the holocaust refugees after world war 2  A few years before that Britain gave the land to the Palestinians (this cause problems over who the land belonged to)  Six day long war-gained the land for Israel  This made the Palestinians a stateless nation  Diaspora- removed people from their homeland o East Asia  Mongolia, china, japan, south and north Korea, and Taiwan  Fun facts  20% of the world’s population live there mostly in china  Chinas climate controls where the population live  Water and soil in the east  Dry and infertile in the west  East Asia has become a economic power in the last 30-40 years  Facebook and twitter are blocked from china  China doesn’t want a western influence  China has 1 timezone  Great wall of china- largest structure ever built  Gobi desert- hot in the summer and cold and icy in the winter  China has 95% rare earth minerals  Japan  Chain of islands-7,000  One of the oldest populations  Over 50,000 people over 100 years old  Geologic processes  Ring of fire  Japan has a lot of earthquakes and tsunamis because of the ring of fire  Tectonic plates cause last tsunamis  South west china impacted by the Himalayas mountains  Mountains grow 1 cm a year  4 main river systems  Yellow river- Beijing  Long river- shanghai  Pearl river- hong kong  Mother river- gobi desert  Regions in east Asia  Chinas coastal core- huge population  Chinas interior- most of natural resources  North mining  Central oil  South mountains hard to get to  Chinas western periphery- rural  Mongolia- cold climate only about 3 million people  Korean peninsula- very small population  Japan- mostly urban  Taiwan- an island democracy  Culture of east Asia  Piyin- how to say the Chinese symbol/ word  Sinophone- widespread Chinese speaking people  Language is based on symbols; the symbols can represent words or sentences  religion  Confucians, Shinto, Taoism, Buddhism  Taoism- yin yang; balance of energy; multiple gods  Shinto- belief in spirits; meshes well with Buddhism  Confucianism originated in china and spread to japan and Korea  Human virtue determine place in life but not with god  Dynasties in china 1. Dynasty- a line of rulers from the same family 2. Xia dynasty- fist advanced civilization roads, government 3. Shang dynasty- establishment of basis for today’s Chinese language 4. Zhou dynasty- around the time Buddhism came to china  Theocracy- priest rule in the name of god 5. Manchu dynasty- greatest dynasty in Chinese empire  Special administrative regions  Located in china but not controlled politically by china  Hong Kong was a British colony since the 1800s and was given back to china in 1997 but until it has been back with china for 50 years it stays under British control  The same rule applies for Macau- mirror sea; it was given back in 1999


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