GEOG 102 Lecture 5: lecture 5

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Philippines
- One of the two predominant roman catholic in Asia, other is east Timor
- Straight out of Malacca lanes in the world.
Thailand
- Did not become colonized
- Retained traditional monarchy
- Resisted communism
- Developed export manufacturing and tourism
- One of the most devoutly Buddhist country
Malaysia, Indonesia the Philippines
- Centers of economic growth
- Fair
Singapore
- A microstate and the smallest nation in southeast Asia. Substantially larger than
Monaco and Vatican City.
- 10th expensive city in the world in to live in.
colonization
- European influence
o Portuguese
o Spanish
o Dutch
o British
o French
- US influence
Population Geography
- Is concerned with numbers, age, and sex distribution of people around the world
- Fertility/ morality rates, population density, growth
- We can better understand livelihoods and how culture affects population
growth/decline as well as how people use their land and resources
- Fundamental to understanding human- environment interaction.
- Growth of World population over decades:
o 1950: estimated world population reached 2.5 billion
o 2000: reached 6.1 billion
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o 2050: estimated population will reach 9 billion
- Rates: frequency of occurrence at a given time
- Cohort: refers to a population group 9ex. 1-5 year olds)
- Total fertility Rates (TFR): average number of children born to each woman if, during her
childbearing years she bore the same children at the same rate as women f the same age did in
a given year. replacement level (2.1-2.5 children per woman)
- Kenya- pyramid like population composition low age cohorts compared to Sweden
- Austria may be negative such as increasing proportion of older citizens and fewer younger
people.
- Primary economic activity: fishing, mining
- Secondary economic activity: sweatshops, and manufacturing the primary resources
- Tertiary economic activity: service sectors
Study Guide for test #3
1) Which location in East Asia experiences the broadest range of geological hazards?
- Japa’s east coast
2) In what way is climate change expected to influence industrial energy production in China?
- Glacial shrinkage in the Himalayas will reduce hydropower flow to the Three Gorges Dam.
3) What is the most serious threat to endangered wildlife in East Asia?
- Illegal trade
4) The Pacific Rim consists of 47 countries, some of them thousands of miles apart. What is the
most important unifying characteristic of this "emerging region"?
- Global Trade
5) At the time leading up to World War II in the Pacific, which country had expanded its
territorial control over which other countries in the region?
- Japan over Korea and parts of China including Taiwan
6) What is the primary reason China refuses to allow Tibet to become autonomous?
- The region is strategically important.
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