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Essay 3 - Richard Haynie Question#3 Despite the difference between Dhaka Bangladesh and Shanghai China in terms of wealth and economy similarities

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Richard Haynie Question #3 Despite the difference between Dhaka, Bangladesh and Shanghai, China in terms of wealth and economy, similarities are found that tie the differences together. A large similarity between the two cities is population growth due to people moving away from rural farming regions to the city to find work. In Bangladesh rural farmers are running out of water to grow their crops and ironically due to flooding many acres of farmland are destroyed each year. However in Shanghai they eat up farmland to keep with their economic prosperity. This influx of people to urban areas is decreasing food supply, and therefore the amount of food available to inhabitants. A difference between the two is how well fed the two cities are. Even though both are decreasing in available farmland Shanghai is far better off and well feed compared to Dhaka, but with shrinking availability of farmland so is food supply. The approximately 70,000 square miles of Yangtze delta, and more especially the rough triangle formed by Shanghai, Nanking,
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course GPH 210 taught by Professor Larson-keagy during the Fall '07 term at ASU.

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Essay 3 - Richard Haynie Question#3 Despite the difference between Dhaka Bangladesh and Shanghai China in terms of wealth and economy similarities

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