Notes - World Regions 8/25/08 6.5 billion people in the...

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World Regions 8/25/08 6.5 billion people in the world - 20% no pure drinking water - 30% illiterate - 40% no sanitation - 50% malnutrition - 75% substandard housing Spatially => Where? Region - scale (how big or small of an area) - 3 components 1) area 2) boundaries 3) something in common Physical traits – basically Earth without humans - Climate - Vegetation - Terrain - Biological profile - Hydrology Cultural (Human) traits - Language - Dress - Ethnicity - Diet
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- Religion - Interaction with nature These traits Create CHARACTER Saudi Arabia buying arms from US Population affected by: - Terrain - Climate Positive population patterns affected by: - Coastal areas - Temperate climates - In or near big cities - Northern hemisphere - Mid latitude Which list of regions is in correct order of most to least population size? 1) East Asia 2) South Asia 3) Sub-Saharan Africa 4) Southeast Asia 5) Middle East 6) South America 7) Western Europe 8) North America
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9) Eastern Europe 10)Russia 11)Japan 12)Mexico 13)___ 14)Turkey 15)Central America 16)Caribbean 17) Australia In the year 2050 which will be the most populous country? - India The Himalayan Range separates South Asians from the rest of the Asians The US has 10x as many people as Canada The more you educate people, the less kids they will have The Demographic Transition - Societies evolve and change o Places that used to have a lot of kids are having less now 9/1/08 It is hurricane season in this region, in India it is monsoon season, in East Asian it is typhoon season Toothless = meaningless, doesn’t do anything; ex. Russia/EU conflict - EU gets over 1/3 of its oil from Russia so they are reliant on Russia Putin (Russian prime minister) saves journalists from tiger = most badass world leader (Chuck Norris of Russia) - Most powerful man in Russia since Stalin
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Kevin Rudd – prime minister of Australia - Australia has a lot of uranium, huge exporter of natural resources - Rudd contemplated ceasing the sale of uranium to Russia out of fear, Putin gives him ultimatum Richest countries – 1) US, 2) Japan, 3) Germany, 4) China What country in the world do we define economically as Stage 1 (Hunter gatherers)? -
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2008 for the course GEOG 1014 taught by Professor Jdboyer during the Fall '08 term at Virginia Tech.

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