Lecture 1.31 - Lecture Global Geography Russia is considered a European State The Pacific Rim East and Southeast Asia Siberia and the Pacific coast

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Lecture 1/31/08 Global Geography - Russia is considered a European State - The Pacific Rim: East and Southeast Asia, Siberia, and the Pacific coast of  North America and Latin America - South Asia only sometimes includes parts of Southeast Asia - Narrow definitions of the Middle East exclude both North Africa and Turkey - The Balkans are the states southeastern Europe, bounded by Solvania,  Romania, and Greece - World regions : geographical distinction - Global North-South gap - Greatest population in the south, greatest GDP in the north The Two World Wars (1900-1950) - Occupied only ten years of the 20 th  century, but shaped the character of the  century o WWI: tragic irrationality of war; century of peace and suddenly a  catastrophic war that seemed unneccessary, even accidental Prior major war: Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871 Germany clear winner; railroad borne offensive and  rapid victory - WWI was not short or decisive o Trench warfare along a fixed front o Russia first state to crumble; revolution at home
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Lecture 1.31 - Lecture Global Geography Russia is considered a European State The Pacific Rim East and Southeast Asia Siberia and the Pacific coast

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