ch_05a-1 - SOUTH AMERICA (CHAPTER 5: MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC...

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SOUTH AMERICA (CHAPTER 5: MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC QUALITIES 0. PHYSIOGRAPHY IS DOMINATED BY THE ANDES MOUNTAINS AND THE AMAZON BASIN. 1. POPULATION IS CONCENTRATED ALONG THE PERIPHERY. 2. CULTURAL PLURALISM EXISTS IN MOST COUNTRIES AND IS EXPRESSED REGIONALLY. 3. REGIONAL ECONOMIC INTERACTION HAS BEEN MINIMAL IN THE PAST. PLATE TECTONICS (MAP) PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT (MAP AND PHOTO) PRECIPITATION (MAP) THE INCA EMPIRE 4. CULTURE HEARTH - INTERMONTANE BASIN AROUND CUZCO (1200-1535 A.D.) 5. ALTIPLANOS WERE KEY TO SETTLEMENT PATTERNS. 6. 20 MILLION SUBJECTS AT ITS ZENITH 7. TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS AND INTEGRATION EFFORTS WERE MOST IMPRESSIVE. 8. A HIGHLY CENTRALIZED STATE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND COLONIAL DOMAINS (MAP) SOUTH AMERICAN CULTURE SPHERES (MAP) CULTURE SPHERES (TROPICAL PLANTATION) (MAP) 9. RESEMBLES MIDDLE AMERICA’S RIMLAND 10. LOCATIONS, SOILS, & TROPICAL CLIMATES FAVOR PLANTATION CROPS, ESPECIALLY SUGAR.
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11. INITIALLY RELIED ON AFRICAN SLAVE LABOR CULTURE SPHERES (EUROPEAN-COMMERCIAL)
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