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Unformatted text preview: North America 01/02/2007 21:59:00 ← Physical Characteristics • Canada is the 2 nd largest country in the world • United States is the 3 rd largest country in the world Human Characteristics • Plural Society: more than one dominant nationality • Ethnicity o Nationalism – the combination of a peoples culture (traditions, customs, language, and religion) and racial ancestry • Regional Bilingualism: nationality of major dominance in one region ← ← Macroscale (National Scale) • 5 Stages: 1) 1790-1830 Sail Wagon Epoch Pre-industrial Slow transportation overland and water No primate cities – still connected to Europe for trade 2) 1830-1870 Iron Horse Epoch Faster transportation Westward movement Linkage of East to West 3) 1870-1920 Steel Rail Epoch Coincided with the American Industrial Revolution Manufacturing urban areas near raw materials Increased transportation Better rails (steel) and railroad system 4) 1920-1970 Auto – Air Epoch...
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