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Notes 4.7.11 - Geog 120 Notes 4.7.11 I. Latin America and...

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Geog 120 Notes 4.7.11 I. Latin America and the Caribbean a. Colombian Exchange: Term referring to the exchange of people, disease, plants, animals, aspects of culture, etc, when Europeans came in contact with the population in South America. i. Plants: Europeans gained plants like the tomato, potato, cacao bean, maize, vanilla, tobacco, oranges, cotton. ii. Domesticated animals like cows, horses, etc. iii. Disease: Perhaps the biggest impact of European contact with S. Americans. 1. Virgin Soil Disease: Diseases introduced into a place that they originally were not present in. 2. Worst, main diseases came from animals. Biggest cause of spread of infectious disease in Latin America: No domesticated animals, large susceptible population. 3. A majority of people were sick and dying, so few were left to do their jobs (i.e. farming). b. Structural Adjustment Programs i. Definition: Programs that are implemented by the IMF and the World Bank with the purpose of assisting developing countries with money needed for
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course GEOG 120 taught by Professor Whitmore during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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Notes 4.7.11 - Geog 120 Notes 4.7.11 I. Latin America and...

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