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South America: General Overview J. King, MVCC
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Main Ideas of South America Physical Geography: Andes and the Amazon Population: The Periphery Cultural Pluralism Economics: Little regional interaction (even within countries) Treaty of Tordesillas
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Physical South America
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Precipitation
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Indigenuity and Colonialism
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Cultural Spheres
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Cultural Sphere Tropical-plantation Resembles Middle America’s Rimland Locations, soils, & tropical climates favor plantation crops, especially sugar. Initially relied on African slave labor
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Cultural Spheres European-commercial The most “Latin” part of South America Includes the Pampas - temperate grasslands Economically most advanced Transportation networks and quality of life are excellent.
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Cultural Spheres Amerind-subsistence Correlates with the former Inca Empire Feudal socioeconomic structure persists Includes some of South America’s poorest areas Subsistence agriculture must contend with difficult environmental challenges.
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