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GEOG EXAM 4 notes (scored 92%)
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Louisiana State University
Department
Geography
Course
GEOG 1001
Professor
A L L
Semester
Fall

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LatinAmericaWhyisitcalledLatinAmericaIberianInfluenceofSpainandPortugalTheyspeaklanguagesrelatedtoLatinLanguagesarepartoftheIberianinfluenceMiddleAmericaincludesMexicoCentralAmericaandtheCaribbeanWeuseLatinAmericatocutdownontheconfusionIncludesSouthAmericaMexicoandCentralAmericaLegacyofcolonialismisvastEightlingeringinfluencesofcolonialismstilltheretoday1DominanceofSpanishandPortugueseLanguagesNowherenativetothisregionStilldominant500yearslater2DominanceofCatholicismCatholicismwasforcedonthenativepopulationandbroughtwiththeSpanishandPortuguesepopulations3EthnicIdentitiesinthisregionresultof500yearsofmixingAmericanIndiansnativepeoplewiththeIberiansandwithmillionsofAfricanslavesbroughtoverbySpanishandPortuguese4ColonialModelofunderdevelopmentThecolonymadethisaregionthatsuppliedmaterialtoEuropeTheyremainedunderdevelopedonpurposeanddidnotindustrialize5ContinuingpatternofsinglecropagricultureandthedependenceonthisOnecropoveravastregionandthatstheonlythingyougrow6tradeconnectionswithEuropeanmothercountriesratherthannearbycolonies7Tremendouslyunequallanddistributionaplacewhereatinypercentageofthepopulationownsthevastmajorityoftheland8HugegapbetweentherichandthepoorItisstillwideningtodayGeographyVerybigRoughlyequaltolandareaoftheunitedStatesLatitudinalrangeCrossesalotoflinesoflatitudeWesternEdgeismountainousandpartofthePacificRingofFireChainofmountainsAndes30peaksover20000feetHighestis23000feetinArgentinaEastoftheMountainsareshieldsNotashighbutverygoodforagricultureandcivilizationaswellHumidLowlandssometropical20ofallthefreshwatercomingintotheoceancomesfromtheAmazonRiverAmazonBasinistheworldslargesttropicalrainforest6oftheworldslandareaBut50oftheworldsspeciesRiverbasinsareNOThighlypopulatedUnusualintheworldthatonlyONEishighlypopulatedCLIMATEHighlyvariedintheregionLatitudechangeFourZones1TierraCalientelowestaltitudesBelow3000feetHottestGrowsSugarcanepineapplebananascocoamaizericeAnimalspoultryotherfarmanimals2TierraTempladatemperatelands3000to6000feetGrowsbeansSquashcoffeeSubsistencecropsorplantationAnimalscattle3TierraFria6000and12000feetCoollandGrowswheatbarleypotatoescabbageandonionAnimalsSheepalpacallama4TierraheladaPEOPLENativepeopleprobablyarrivedandcreatedvasthighlydevelopedurbancivilizationsevenbeforeEuropeanarrival
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