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GCU 325—Unit 1 Outline of Notes (This is only an outline —these are not the notes. By itself, this will not be very helpful on the lecture quiz. You will need to have your own notes). EUROPE DEFINED I. is Europe a separate continent? Continent is described as a landmass that is separated from other large landmasses. Eurasia – Europe is 1/5 of the Eurasian landmass. There’s no physical seperation between Europe and Asia. Some people say that Ural Mtns is a physical seperation between Europe and Asia… but some say that doesn’t hold. II. how about a separate cultural region? The region is similar. Christianity. Economy, political system A. "invention" of Europe The Greeks invented Europe, known world vs unknown world. Europe Asia and Africa. Christianity were started in the Middle East and it was made big in Europe, especially after Constantine. The area that was known for Christianity was known as Europe. B. Contributions from other areas – Europe borrowed a lot of their culture from other areas. They borrowed a heavy amount from the Middle East and adopted their advancements, like the domestication of different plants and animals. Wheat and barley became a food crop. They used animals that you could uses as food or labor, like swine and cows. Bronze and iron was used for plowing. III. major influence on the world -they are good marketers, claimed they found the Americas, Columbus, found West Indies. They said they found new land and broadcasted that they found it first. A. "great ideas" – some of the ideas that came out of Europe was not all great but they had a large impact on the world. Printing press, spherical earth. Strong concentration of great ideas in the northwestern part of Europe. B. "Europeanization of the world" – made impact on world by establishing colonies and taking over countries for economic gain.
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1. Europe – hearth area 2. Neo-european areas – Europe abroad, America, Latin American, Australia and Canada, transiberan railroad, people are of European descent and the culture. 3. Mixed area – cultural traits are European culture (European language, religion), but the people are different. Mexico – Spanish and catholism, 4. Plantation culture- setup in Caribbean, management was Europeans and the workers were natives. 5. Explotation – in Sub Saharan Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Europeans were in control of these areas, colonies. They are occupying these areas for military, political, or economic gain. 6. Loose Control – not heavily populated, made some contributions. 7. Did not have much control at all – Japan, Middle East IV. core & periphery A. core – higher pop. density; more urbanized. More mobility – more transport links – more routes & connections. More economically developed – higher income.
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