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Ingrid L.Stefanovic

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Resource economy: Mining and the west 1. What is a region? 2. Mining and the national economy 1. What is a region? America formed along regional lines Meyer Greater specialization Supported Americas rise to power Before most regions were relatively self stufficent and self sustained So a region is a particular area with a political social and economical structure Coal Centre has been the appaliachians Western coal now ithortant America in the 19 century its industry was developed on coal before oil became more important Mining Part of regional specialization Creates specific landscapes Feeds the industrial machine The huge industiral companies of Detroit would not be able to surive without the coal Iron ore and the great lakes Key mineral for industrialization Main source: Mesabi Range Oil and gas Different distribution Different geography Without oil los angles would be a hole in the wall oil was vital in making it grow Texas Major producer Linked to the rest of the US It fed the rest of the united states Mining and the national economy Threee keys points National integrative function
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