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Subsaharan Africa is what physiographically?
A plateau continent
Berlin Conference of 1884
14 States divided up Africa without consideration of cultures
A political boundary emplaced by powerful outsiders on a developed human landscape. Usually ignores pre-existing cultural-spatial patterns, such as the border that still divides North and South Korea.
superimposed boundaries
“Indirect Rule” (Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe)
Indigenous power structures were left intact to some degree and local rulers were made representatives of the crown.
Colonial Policies in Great Britain
“Assimilationist” (Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, etc.)
Enforced a direct rule which propagated the French culture through language, laws, education and dress (acculturation)
Colonial Policies in France
“Exploitation” (Guinea-Bissau, Angola, Mozambique)
First to enslave and colonize and one of the last to grant independence
Maintained rigid control; raw resource oriented
Colonial Policies in Portugal
“Paternalistic” (Rwanda, Zaire, Burundi)
Treated Africans as though they where children who needed to be tutored in western ways; did not try to make them Belgium
Raw resource oriented; ignored the development of natives
Colonial Policies in Belgium
The drive toward the creation and expansion of a colonial empire and, once established, its perpetuation.
What are the leading causes among death in Subsaharan Africa?
neonatal problems
acute lower respiratory infections
diarrheal diseases
Refers to a disease in a host population that affects many people in a kind of equilibrium without causing rapid and widespread deaths.
Sudden outbreak at local, regional scale
Worldwide spread of disease
Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mocambique, Malawi, Soth Africa
Southern Africa
Ethipoia, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania
East Africa
Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, Equatorail Guinea
Equitorial Africa
Mauritania, Mali, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Benin, Niger
West Africa
Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, Chad
African Transition Zone
Tibet; all mountains and high plateaus; sparsely populated
Beautiful pastures; Vast desert basin and mountain rims; a cultural contact zone
Japan, South Korea, Taiwan;
Rapid economic development
Jakota Triangle
Life Expectancies among the people of East Asia
males - 70
females - 74
Eastern half; the core
China Proper
Climate types of East Asia
B (dry); C (humid temperate); D (humid cold); and H (unclassified highlands)
How is malaria spread?
transmitted by a mosquito and killer of 1 million children a year
Life Expectancies among the people of Subsaharan Africa
males - 49
females - 50
Manufacturing and export center within China, created in the 1980s to attract foreign investment and technology tranfers.
Special Economic Zones (SEZ)
Wh tare the 6 SEZs?
Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Shantou, Xiamen, Hainan Island, Pudong
low relief and low elevation
high relief and low elevation
high relief and high elevation
low relief and high elevation/altitude
the total "landscape description" of a place
Why is Africa symmetrically located?
because the equator, Trpoic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn all pass through Africa
It has been created through the rifting and separation of the African and Arabian tectonic plates that began around 35 million years ago in the north, and by the ongoing separation of East Africa from the rest of Africa along the East African Rift, which began about 15 million years ago. It was named by the explorer John Walter Gregory.
Great Rift Valley
The successful recent development of higher-yield, fast-growing varieties of rice and other cereals in certain developing countries.
Green Revolution
Bulge of Africa
West Africa
Horn of Africa
East Africa
something that moves ex.malaria=mosquito
a condition of chronic undernourishment occurring especially in children and usually caused by a diet deficient in calories and proteins
Severe protein malnutrition, especially in children after weaning, marked by lethargy, growth retardation, anemia, edema, potbelly, skin depigmentation, and hair loss or change in hair color.
is the boundary zone in Africa between the Sahara to the north and the more fertile region to the south, known as the Sudan (not to be confused with the country of the same name).
What is the source of the Nile?
Lake Victoria
In what country is Ruwenzori National Park located?
What comprises 98% of the exports of Uganda?
At what altitude does the equator pass through Kenya?
9,109 ft
bush cockroach
Dr. Death
Marabou Stork
Where is the Free Church of Scotland?
What waterfall marks the upper course of the Zambezi River?
Victoria Falls
Name the important city that served as China's capital for 1000 yrs.
What is the name of the river on which the city of Lanzhou is located?
Huang He
The Hexi Corridor is located where in China?
the far western frontier
to populate the region with Han Chinese and culture
naturally contained water in permeable rock layers under pressure of layres of impermeable rock
when you have to drill down in the aquifer for water
Tian Shan means
Heavenly Mountains
Beautiful Pasture
what is related to plow cultivation?
The cultivation of a single crop on a farm or in a region or country
The cultivation of many different crops
What is related to hoe cultivation?
polyculture and slash and burn
is a belt of low pressure girdling the globe at the equator. It is formed, as its name indicates, by the convergence of warm, moist air from the latitudes above and below the equator.
Intertropical convergence zone
a line of latitude about 23 degrees North of the equator
tropic of cancer
a line of latitude about 23 degrees South of the equator
tropic of capricorn