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Notes 4.21.11 - Geog 120 Notes 4.21.11 I. Achieving...

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Geog 120 Notes 4.21.11 I. Achieving economic equity in South Asia a. Microcredit loans: Very small loans allowing people to buy items (sewing machine, cell phone) that help them make money (start sewing business, charge other villagers for phone usage.) i. Criticism: The interest rate is too high. ii. Defense: Loans are very small in amount, and they get paid back 98% of the time (incredibly high). Profits of microcredit loan companies are nothing in comparison to big credit companies. The people use gains from things purchased with the loans to make money and support their families. II. Kashmir region: Conflict between India’s interests and the regions interest. Many people want Pakistan to take over, if anybody at all. Heavily Muslim. a. Partition Act: Gave India independence in 1947, and the Maharaja region decided to become part of India. b. Pakistan proposed a vote for the people of the Kashmir region (majority Muslim) to decide who they wanted to be ruled by. However, India claims that religion does not
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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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