South America

South America - o Includes the Pampas—temperate...

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South America 22/02/2007 21:44:00 What does South America contribute to the world? Primary Activities o Agriculture Bananas – Ecuador Beef – Pampas of Argentina Wool – Patagonia of Argentina Coffee – Brazil Cacao Cotton Sugar cane Wheat o Mining Petroleum – Venezuela – South America’s most valuable export Copper – Chile – world’s leading exporter Sodium Nitrate – Chile Iron Ore – Brazil, Venezuela Tin – Bolivia – among the world’s leaders Secondary Activities o Manufacturing Processed foods – canned meat, flour, refined sugar Textiles Culture Spheres Tropical—plantation (northern coast) o Resembles Middle America’s Rimland
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o sugar o Initially relied on African slave labor European—commercial o The most “Latin” part of South America
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Unformatted text preview: o Includes the Pampas—temperate grasslands o Economically most advanced o Transportation networks and quality of life are excellent for upper and middle class • Amerindian—subsistence (western coast) o Correlates with the former Inca Empire o Feudal socioeconomic structure persists o Includes some of South America’s poorest areas o Subsistence agriculture must contend with difficult environmental challenges • Mestizo—traditional o Surrounds the Amerindian—subsistence region o A zone of mixture—culturally and agriculturally o Transitional – economic connotations • Undifferentiated o Characteristics are difficult to classify o Sparsely populated o Isolation and lack of change – notable features ← Development of Amazonia may prompt significant changes...
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