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East Asia 1 - Introduction o Japan, North and South Korea,...

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Introduction o Japan, North and South Korea, and Taiwan share cultural similarities with the eastern part of China o The western part of China doesn't fit well into this region o East Asia is worlds most populous region, while China is the most populous country with oldest continuous culture o China and Japan have been rivals from time to time over the centuries o East Asia has experienced colonization and has seen both internal and international conflict o Japan is extremely wealth, but poverty is found in parts of the region o East Asia is a core area of the world economy and an emerging center of political power Environmental Geography o Flooding, Dam-Building, and Related Issues in China China's Yangtze River is an important resource Three Gorges Controversy World's largest hydroelectric dam under construction Purpose: control flooding Problems: Threaten animal species Flooding a major scenic attraction displacing up to 2 million people Flooding in Northern China
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