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Unformatted text preview: Test 3 SUDAN (Part 1) Facts:- Sudan will split into 2 countries in July 2011.- Ecology o Land North is desert South in ecologically diverse o Less than 7% of Sudan is arable. Almost 2,075,686 acres is rented or owned by South Korea, China, and Saudi Arabia. o Desertification – Why? Natural causes: drought Human causes: overgrazing, poor farming practices, population increase Political causes: redistribution of land by government from black Africans who have used traditional farming techniques for centuries to Arabs for mechanized agriculture. o “Black Gold” -- Oil In South, but refined in the North. Oil fields near human settlements 200,000 barrels of crude oil produced daily Seldom is environmental impact studied Pollution from wastewater, chemicals o Oil profits went to North (until 2005), and is sold primarily to China, then Japan and Indonesia....
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2011 for the course PSC 102 taught by Professor Sharlach during the Spring '11 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
- Spring '11
- Comparative Politics