World Geography Flash Cards
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What does it mean to be an Arab? What are some general characteristics?
Can be Christian Jewish or Mulim Speak Arab
Jewish Nationalism (exclusively Jewish) kicked from homeland in middle east , creation of homes for Jews in Palestine
Stateless Nation & 3 ex.
(EX: Kurds, Palestinians, Bosque) Country that only exists in peoples minds.
fancy word for country, land defined by boundaries
people unified with boundaries
No country boundaries because it exists only in peoples minds, not on a map
Sense of togetherness within a country working together to reach a common goal. What it takes to be a successful country
Period of resistance. The Palestinian uprising against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza strip beginning in 1987 (ON TEST THERE IS A PICTURE OF A BOY INFRONT OF A TRUCk= INFITADA)
Palestinian Liberation Organiztion- created to regain the Palestininan Homeland, consists of tow main groups- Hamas (terrorists), and Fatahs (political)
the terrorist part of PLO
What is Islamic Fundamentalism? How does it affect the SWANA region?
Very strict Interpretation of the Quaran or Islamic Law. Hard to deal with them politically (ON TEST WHEN WOMEN HAVE TO DRESS APPOROPRIATE)
Difference b/w Sunni and Shia?
Sunni (85%): They believe there was not named a successor and they want to elect most fit.
Shia(15%): Believe Muhammad named Ali as successor and they believe in blood related.
Why does the US have an interest in SWANA region?
Strategic Location, oil, allies with Isreal, to prevent manufacturing and stockpiling of weapons of mass destruction SOAPMD
What country in the SWANA region is our ally and considered "the most western?
What ethnic group was favored by the Belgians during colonization?
Tutsis, because they looked more like them
What were the main reasons of the Berlin Conference and the Scramble For Africa?
Resources to fuel the Industrial Revolution: Steel, Rubber, Ivory, Gold, Silver
How did the Europeans divide the land at the Berlin Conference?
No African Tribe rulers were invited. Ethnic and Tribal traditions were not taken into account.
Describe "brain drain"
Skilled people left for better opportunity/pay leaving the unskilled people behind
What is the main religion in Southern Africa?
Describe why Africa is called "The Dark Continent"?
So unexplored and unknown. Also has many physical features:Waterfalls, Platues, Sahara Desert, Rain forest, Great Rift Valley
What was "apartheid" and who implemented it?
Seperation of the races, everyone who wasn't white gad limitations ( lower paid wages, schools, marriages) The Dutch implemented it. 1948-1990
Farming enough just to feed your family
transition b/w rainforest and desert
very tall, thin, "rich in cattle"
(looks more like belgians)
broad, shorter, darker skin
Hutu Malitia against Tutsis
Currently in Office, Manipulated Gov. to stay in power.
Mass Murderer, longest ruling Russian President, known as a ruthless ruler, modernized Russia
First ruler, founder of the Soviet Union
Last Soviet Ruler after 70 years he transferred to capitalism. Comunism-Capitalism
First elected President of Russian Republic
What are some Characterisitics of the Cold War
Spying, Proxy Wars, Nuclear Arms Race, Other people did your dirty work
How did Stalin rule? What was the economy like when he was in power?
Ruled with "iron fist, murdered anyone who objected him, industrial revolution at gun point
What leader made the most progressive economic and political reforms during the Soviet Era?
What religion do majority of Russians practice?
political reforms, openness
people who became wealthy at the end of the Soviet Union
Countries in Eastern Europe allied with Soviet Union at the end of World War 2
North Atlantic Treaty Organization-US and Wester Europe Ally
Last communism leader to Newest elected president of Russia
Lenin, Stalin, Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Putin
USSR stand for
Union of soviet socialist republics
What Peninsula is home of Spain and Portugal
What state in Europe is the best example of a multi national state?
UK and Bosnia and Hervogena
What is the birth place of democracy?
Main Causes of WW1?
Power keg of alliances, treaties and assassination
Backbone of Gemanys Economy?
Small shops and Businesses
Multi National State
state with multiple ethnic groups no way to divide
former soviet union opposite of evolution
Nationalism that breaks a force apart
nationalism that has a united force
Geopolitical term- country breaks up into smaller states bc of conflict
Reason for religious diversity, defined modern era.
Mountain Range that divides Spain and France
How do mountains influence the development of states
Which group represented Catholics in the struggles occurring in Northern Ireland
Irish Republican Army
Why are some members of the EU wary of former states becoming members of the EU?
B/c those countries are not as industrialized as those in the west.
Main physical features of Brazil?
Rainforest, Amazon River, Andes Mountain
Where are most cities in brazil located?
Along the coast
What language do majority of the people in Latin America speak?
What is the "columbian exchange"
Tranfer of animals, plants, population, goods , etc b/w America--> Africa, Europe, and Asia in 15th and 16th Century
What were the Spanish Conquistadors searching for?
Gold Glory Gospel Passage to Pacific Ocean
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