4.7.11 - Geography Lecture 21 4.7.11 The Pacific Rim 1....

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Geography Lecture 21 16:36 4.7.11 The Pacific Rim 1. Post-colonial days: agri-business and the  green revolution 2. Why everyone is looking to the “Pacific Rim” – the emergence of an       industrial region 3. Japan’s success story 4. More success stories in industrial geography? The “Asian Tigers”      (Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, Hong Kong) Export processing on the Pacific Rim Global assembly, the US, and world economic change Sectoral patterns/geographic patterns Film excerpt from documentary  The Business of Hunger . Critique of the Green  Revolution. Consequences of the Green Revolution:  In many places, successful in producing higher-yield crops There is the need for a lot of investment for these methods that tended to lead to a  reliance on loans from the state. This led to more dependence and strengthening of  large landholders.  Creates a huge migrant population that turns up in the cities Large companies like Dole were kicking off independent farmers and taking their land  with no payment.  The Green Revolution brought the expansion of better farming techniques and foods to  feed expanding populations. However, these foods, such as rice and wheat, are not very  profitable. The transnational corporations force farms to be used for profitable export  crops. When peasants resist them taking their land, the government will threaten him.  The movement of these peasants to cities is the largest mass migration of people in 
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