North Korea and Bosnia-Herzegovina: A Comparison and Contrast of Physical, Political and Cultural Geography

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North Korea and Bosnia-Herzegovina are two countries who have many interesting features. They are similar yet different in many aspects of their physical, political, and cultural geography. Bosnia-Herzegovina’s and North Korea’s climate and natural environment are similar, even though they are around 5,000 miles apart. Both countries’ histories have been rocky, yet their history aided these countries in getting to where they are today. Bosnia-Herzegovina’s climate is a mix of a continental, also known as temperate, and a Mediterranean climate. A continental climate is made up of warm, humid summers and snowy, cold winters. In a Mediterranean climate, the temperatures are more moderate with milder winters than a continental climate, and …show more content…
Bosnia-Herzegovina also has several water features. Bosnia-Herzegovina only has 12 miles of coastline along the Adriatic Sea, but the people there have taken advantage of it (Milivojevic 15-17). Many rivers also flow through Bosnia-Herzegovina. The most important river in Bosnia-Herzegovina is the Sava River which is used for shipping goods. Some other rivers are also the Una, Vrbus, Bosna, and Drina rivers which all empty into the Sava River. The Neretva River is the only natural pass through the Dinaric Alps into Bosnia. Bosnia-Herzegovina’s largest lake, Lake Jablanica, is also an artificial lake (Englar 11-13). Different natural features can be found in Bosnia-Herzegovina. North Korea has a moderate climate. North Korea’s climate is like the climate of the upper Midwest of the United States which has cold winters that start in December and ends in March followed by hot, humid summers (Kummer 24). Some of the largest factors affecting North Korea’s climate are the seasonal winds and the monsoons. Typhoons, also known as hurricanes, destroy many crops and homes of people in North Korea (Behnke 13-14). There are many parts to North Korea’s climate. North Korea has many parts to its natural environment. About 80% of North Korea is mountainous. There are four main mountain ranges in North Korea including the Hamgyong, Nagnim, Myohyang, Kangnam, and the Taebaek

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