13-SAmerica-1(GEOG142)

13-SAmerica-1(GEOG142) - SOUTHAMERICA (CHAPTER5:222263)

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    SOUTH AMERICA (CHAPTER 5:  222-263)
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    Introducing South America 357 million people (relatively small) Isolated-never attracted the colonial  population of North America Spanish and Portuguese colonies Original independent countries 1816  Argentina & 1818 Chile
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    MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC QUALITIES PHYSIOGRAPHY  IS DOMINATED BY THE  ANDES MOUNTAINS AND THE AMAZON  BASIN. POPULATION  IS CONCENTRATED ALONG  THE PERIPHERY. BRAZIL  has half of the Realm’s population. ECONOMIC INTEGRATION  is causing  interconnections particularly in SOUTH REGIONAL ECONOMIC INTERACTION   HAS BEEN MINIMAL IN THE PAST.
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    MAJOR GEOGRAPHIC QUALITIES REGIONAL ECONIMIC CONTRASTS CULTURAL PLURALISM  EXISTS IN  MOST COUNTRIES AND IS  EXPRESSED REGIONALLY. URBANIZATION  IS SIMILAR TO  NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE. OPTIMISM  HAS BEEN CREATED BY  JUNTAS BEING A THING OF THE  PAST
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    PLATE TECTONICS
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    PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
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    PRECIPITATION
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    THE INCA EMPIRE CULTURE HEARTH -INTERMONTANE  BASIN AROUND CUZCO (1200-1535 A.D.) ALTIPLANOS  WERE KEY TO  SETTLEMENT PATTERNS. 20 MILLION SUBJECTS AT ITS ZENITH TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS AND  INTEGRATION EFFORTS WERE MOST  IMPRESSIVE. A HIGHLY CENTRALIZED STATE
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    THE INCA EMPIRE Altiplanos are high elevation plateau,  basin or valley often between even  higher mountain ranges Cuzco is approx 375 miles SE of Lima planners  Minorities in regions of the empire Millions still speak Quechua
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13-SAmerica-1(GEOG142) - SOUTHAMERICA (CHAPTER5:222263)

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