GEO 135 - Week 12 Notes
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Geography 135 David Johnson Week 12 Notes Final Exam 75 Questions 120 minutes DR Congo Democratic Republic of Congo Zaire another name for DR Congo Belgium colony originally called Belgium Congo Independence was declared in 1960 Congo Civil War 0 Cold War affected this 0 Berlin conference Congo smaller one Used to be French Nigeria Muslims vs NonMuslims Sharia law is in areas where the people have the most fundamental belief of Islam Southern part is almost entirely Christian Northern part is almost entirely Muslim Largest country in Africa in population 8th in the world Considerable oil resources Some of Nigeria has profited from the interaction with other countries to their West and some have not Life expectancy is relatively low for a cosmopolitan country only 47 years High fertility rate 48 0 They marry young and want to have lots of children 0 That s the females job in that society 0 There is not much to do where they are so it may be the only thing they have to do 0 Many children will die as infants so to continue the family you need to have as many babies as possible to hope that some will live into aduHhood Tribes 0 Hausa Ibo Yoruba Somaliland As low as a failed state can sink Piracy is the only business that does well there The fishing fleets took over their groups of fisherman so that business went down Declared independence but no one has recognized them as a state Sub Rosa for allintents and purposes they will cooperate with Somaliland on certain issues they won t say it but they will do it Fallenfailed state NEW UNIT Europe We will talk to Europe with Eastern and Western Europe Europe has been called the hearth hegemon to the world Europe was the center of learning for the world Ex measurement systems languages universal etc the personcountry with the biggest economy economically most militarily powerful country politically it s the person who runs the show Since WWll has been eclipsed by the USA Northern hemisphere Southern hemisphere Europe is a position to be close to almost every land mass on the globe Europe is the smallest of the continents same amount of people as USA and Indonesia combined Typically sea climates humid temperate climates temperate climates in the North most of the climates are very mild compared to other locations in the world moves all around the world and is the main way to transfer heat within the globe through the water It takes much more energy to raise or lower the temperature of water as compared to air Gulf stream part of the oceanic conveyer belt that goes through the gulf of Mexico it is fairly shallow as compared to the rest of the ocean and can pick up more solar energy and then the water heats up and moves it splits when it starts to move and that makes Europe the climate the way it is how much heat you have to put into a mass of something to raise its temperature 1 degree Celsius The northern part of Europe has the best land for farming Biomes in Europe Green temperate extreme amount of forest in Europe Someone in Europe if very likely to go into a job that has some correlation with the Ocean Europe and politics Legitimacy of power Europeans have fallen into the pattern of having a political structure that power is legitimate if used properly doesn t mean absolute power Influence of Europe increased again Progress through integration but they still have a long way to go to be a united Europe Centripetal force drives you towards the center brings the people together and unites them 0 Europe is largely influenced by these 0 NATO military organization isn t sovereign and doesn t intend to be a government 0 European Union acts like a sovereign country but only in certain areas sets down requirements for human rights and for some practical things but those aren t absolute relies largely on public acceptance Centrifical force pulls people apart Centrifugal force are making Europe more nonunified Ascona line the city on the Adriatic sea where it passes into the ocean is called Ascona Von Thunen s the Ascona line splits ltaly into two and it s like moving into a different country because of how different North Italy and South Italy are There is one nationstate in the world lceland Language in Europe Unites because between borders most of the countries have their own same language divides because people speak primarily their own language and have suspicions about those who don t speak the same language Belgium always seems like it is splitting apart Just because you speak in the same language family doesn t mean you can understand someone who speaks a slightly different language Population in Europe Matureaging you don t have enough young folks to replace old folks Western Europe the average woman has 14 children Densely populated mostly populated where Von Thunen s rings were Population is very educated Almost always fluent in more than one language