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Department
Geography
Course
Geography 2020A/B
Professor
Terry Biggs
Semester
Winter

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KaiChen250642408ProfKarenRossENG2019BMarch1314ThePanamanianStoryAswehavecometolearninthelecturesandreadingsofthisLatinAmericaandtheCaribbeanLandscapesofInequalityclassthehistoricalandculturalrelationsthatLatinAmericahassharedwiththeEuropeanandUSdominatedWesternworldhascreatedacontemporarylandscapeofvastinequalitiesHistoricaltiesthatrangefromthefirstEuropeanconquistadorstotherapidAmericanexpansionismattheturnofthe20thcenturythroughtheUnitedFruitCompanyhaverepeatedlyemphasizedandextractedthevaluefoundwithinthelandsofLatinAmericatothedetrimentofnativepeoplesandculturesSituateddirectlyinbetweenNorthandSouthAmericatheRepublicofPanamaisgeographicallyanisthmuswhichatitsnarrowestpointseparatesthePacificandAtlanticoceansbylessthan50kilometresBritannicaThestrategicimportanceofPanamaasawaterwayhasbeenknownsinceconquistadorVascodeBalboabecamethefirstEuropeantosightthePacificin1513andinthispaperIwillassertthatthePanamaCanalthroughboththehistoricalcontextofitscreationtoitsmoderndayoperationsisasvalidanexampleofWesternimperialismaswastheUnitedFruitCompanyortheSpanishminesatPotosiBritannicaIwasoriginallydrawntothenewsarticlesabouttherecentexpansionofthePanamaCanalduetomybackgroundinbusinessstemmingfrommydualdegreeprogramAsaninstrumentofmaritimecommercethePanamaCanalhasnoequalintheAmericasaccountingforaboutathirdofthenationofPanamasGDPTaliaferroPanamaInvestorBlogThearticlesI1
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