Why do religions organize space in distinctive patterns?
The distribution of religious elements on the landscape reflects the
importance of religion in peoples values.
In Christianity, the landscape is dominated by a high density of
churches. They are cri
Why does development vary among countries?
Productivity- the value of a particular product compared to the amount
of labor needed to make it.
Value added- the gross value of the product minus the costs of raw
materials and energy.
Both productivity and va
Where are more and less developed countries distributed?
The world is categorized into nine major regions according to their
level of development. The nine regions are:
-Anglo-America Canada and the U.S.
Where did agriculture originate?
Agriculture- the deliberate modification of Earths surface through
cultivation of plants and rearing of animals to obtain sustenance or
Before ag, humans existed through hunting and gathering, meaning
Where are ethnicities distributed?
The current clustering of African Americans w/in the U.S. results from
three major migration flows:
Immigration from Africa in the 18th century (slave trade)
Immigration from the South to northern cities during fir
Where are states located?
State- an area organized into a political unit and ruled by a sovereign
government. It occupies a defined area on Earths surface and has a
Sovereignty- a states independence of internal affairs from other
Development of the state concept
City-state- a sovereign state that comprises a town and the
surrounding countryside. These were the first states to develop in
ancient times. Reached highest point in the Roman Empire.
Early European states evolved after t
Why has terrorism increased?
Terrorism is the systematic use of violence by a group in order to
intimidate a population or coerce a government into granting its
demands. The increasing level of radical fundamentalism in many
religions and the creation of
Why do territorial conflicts arise among religious groups?
RELIGION IS ARGUABLY THE MOST VOLITALE OF ALL HUMAN
RELATIONS AND THE SOURCE OF MOST VIOLENCE
Fundamentalism- the literal interpretation and strict intense adherence
to ones re
Landlocked state- a state that lacks a direct outlet to the ocean.
Especially common in Africa.
Frontier- a zone where no state exercises complete political control.
Unitary state- a state that places most of the power in the hands of a