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GEO 207 1 Running head: GEO 207 GEO 207 Allied American
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GEO 207 2 PART I: MAP ACTIVITY Use the map below to identify all numbered areas. 1. Australia 2. New Zealand 3. Papua New Guinea 4. Solomon Sea/Solomon Island 5. Nauru 6. Palau 7. Northern Mariana Islands/Guam/Federal States of Micronesia 8. Marshall Islands 9. American Samoa 10. Howland Island Baker Island 11. French Polynesia 12. Vanuatu 13. Fiji 14. Cook Islands PART II: SHORT ESSAY Fiji is an Island located in the Pacific Realm. Fiji’s total area is about 75,000 square miles. Fiji is located between Vanuatu and Tonga in the South West Pacific. Fiji is made up of 322 islands with only 106 of the islands inhabited. Viti Levu and Vanua Levu are the biggest islands that are located in Fiji. They make up approximately 75 percent of the total land area of Fiji. The islands in Fiji have a lot of mountains with the highest peak at about 4,000 feet. The islands consist of tropical forest. Settlement in Fiji started around 3500 to 1000 BC. It is said that the first people to settle in Fiji was the Polynesian people. After the Polynesian people arrived later on the Melanesian people arrived to Fiji as well. The Melanesian people were thought to have made some influence on the culture in the country. Settlements in the country
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GEO 207 3 were said to have come from the west. Fiji is a country that has many different languages. The Fiji culture developed over years. Early years in Fiji consisted of warfare between different tribes that resided in Fiji and cannibalism which was part of the Fiji cultures everyday life. Ratu Udre was known in Fiji to have eaten over 800 people and kept records of the people he consumed. Rituals that were in Fiji involved dead corpses roasting over a fire being prepared to be eaten. Natural resources that help Fiji’s economy consist of gold, timber, copper, fish, hydropower, and oil. Between 1960 and 1970 Fiji experienced growth in population. Fiji has been the second largest beneficiary of sugar. Tourism and sugar are what the country rely on when it comes to the economy. Just in 2003 Fiji had approximately 430,000 tourist to come to the country and the number continues to rise each year. Fiji politics consists of parliamentary representative democratic of republic. In this political system the prime minister is the head of government and the president is the head of state and head of a multi-party system. Executive power comes from the government a legislation power comes from the Parliament of Fiji.
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