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a shortage of food that results in people dying of starvation
famine
native; originally found in its current nation
indigenous
a thin strip of land that connects two land masses
isthmus
a heavily populated urban area that may include one or more cities
megalopolis
referring to people who move regularly from one place to another
nomadic
of two languages or cultures
bicultural
the integration of world economies or cultures
globalization
of many cultures
multicultural
a system of government in which power is shared between two levels
federation
a town, city, or village that is generally run by a mayor or council
municipality
per person
per capita
to transfer ownership from the government to the private sector
privatize
a government system under which the people elect leaders to act as their agents in making laws
representative democracy
a nation with the economic and political strength to influence global events
superpower
Europeans were the first people to come to North America t/f
false
What North American country was first settled by Europeans?
Greenland
Who created the first settlement in Greenland?
Vikings
Greenland's population in 2007?
56,000
Who established the first successful settlement in Canada?
the French
What two groups make up most of Canada?
French and British
Where does most of Canada's population live?
Southern border, cities
First Europeans to come to what would become the US?
Spanish
3 main reasons people immigrated to the New World?
Economic opportunities, religious and political freedom
How did the settlers who came from the Midwest use the land?
Cattle grazing, farming
Maya and Aztec civilization first existed in the country of _____
Mexico
3 main population groups in Mexico?
Indians, Mestizos, Spanish
Is urbanization increasing or decreasing in Mexico?
increasing
Which two countries in NA are the least populated?
Canada, Greenland
What cultural factors do Geographers consider when they study human geography?
customs, ethnicity, language, religion
What group makes up the largest percentage of Greenland's population?
Inuit
Of what country is Greenland a part?
Denmark
Canada is a _____ nation; it has two official languages
bicultural
What is Nunavut?
a territory formed to provide a land for Canada's Inuit population
Which North American country has the greatest French population?
Canada
Which North American country has the largest Spanish population?
Mexico
These North American countries attract high numbers of immigrants due to their high standards of living.
Canada, US
Why is the US considered the melting pot of the world?
Many cultures have blended together
Which groups comprise the largest population of Mexico's population?
mestizo, Native American, Spanish
Why do migrant workers from Mexico come to the US?
for employment
What two countries best represent the concept of globalization?
Canada, US
What two countries best represent the concept of multiculturalism?
Canada, US
In what country are people least likely to change their environment?
Greenland
What nations are run by a prime minister?
Canada, Greenland
What nations have political divisions called provinces?
Canada, Greenland
What nations serve as international peacekeepers?
Canada, US
What nation is a superpower?
US
Wealthiest countries?
Canada, US
Fishing is the leading industry in ____
Greenland
What issues present the most pressing problems in Canada?
high unemployment, tension between French and English speakers
What issues present the most pressing problems in the US?
aging population, increasing energy costs
What issues present the most pressing problems in Mexico?
economic development, high unemployment, low standard of living
What is a free trade agreement?
NAFTO
This organization of European and North American nations protects freedom and security through diplomatic and military efforts.
NATO
an organization that draws its members from the Western Hemisphere and is designed to strengthen cooperation on democratic values, to defend common interests, and to discuss major world issues.
OAS