GEO 135 - Week 9 Notes
GEO 135 - Week 9 Notes GEO 135
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Date Created: 10/20/15
Geography 135 David Johnson Week 9 Saharan Desert Africa Large compact continent Plateau Splitting up moving away tectonic plates A climate equatorial Closeright along the equator No cold weather Nothing dies crops Devoted to farming in a marginal nature 0 Goats cattle etc Quality of soil bad not enough rainfall to sustain it Plenty of rainfall the root system can only support very little Vegetation type Savannahs grass lands steep Higher altitude small bushes some trees Drew boarders convenient to the Indians 0 Largest conflict upper central area decades of war When the boundaries were drawn they ignored in the demographic area Tribes are based on the belief that we all have a common ancestor 0 You have ethnic areas that are split due to the boundaries 0 People moved as they wished When the new government came in they believed in the boundaries so no moving 0 Have some tribes living in the same state not getting along 0 Constant state of civil war Population life expectancy less than 60 years Disease is common mainly upper respiratory infections They are in regions w no health centers Something so minor could end their lives bc of no medical care Malaria is huge along w AIDS Common because of mosquitos Educa on educate Africans on the need to use mosquito netting Mineral resources richest nation in the world with minerals haven t become a technological center because not enough production agriculturally so not enough food would have to be able to feed the whole population 2 of American population is invested in farming Cold War Huge effect on Africa 0 Wanted Africa s loyalty o Tried bribing them with steel mills fighterjets but they didn t need those 0 2 cold war s going on in Africa 0 Soviet Union people republic in China Government Democracy has not worked well for them
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