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1. What would you consider the three most important features of China’s  geography?  List them in order of importance and explain why they are  important.  Wow! China has some amazing geography! I served my mission in Kansas and it is the flattest place I have ever been in. The wind hits you to the  core, the tornadoes do some massive destruction because there is not  much to slow them down. This is not the case for china! This place has so  many physical barriers. They want to be isolated and their land helps with  that. Mountains: They have the Himalaya Mountains to the south and southeast. They are the highest mountains in the world and they are hard to  penetrate. The can keep their enemies out and have no interaction like  they desire. Rivers: They have rivers to the north and the south. Having rivers allow  them to have fresh water, fertile soil, and transportation. Deserts: These also help to keep people out and the Great Wall of China. 2. List one of the names given to the Huang He, the Yellow River.  What  role has the Yellow River played over the millennia in China?  This river has many names. The Yellow river has also been referred to as “China’s Sorrow” It seems that this river has caused quite a bit of sadness. One of the reasons is because there has been many floods that have occurred when it’s banks overflow. I was looking more into it because I have a friend who just returned from China. The people have been urging the government to do

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