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What does agribusiness focus on?
Crops grown to feed livestock, rely on foreign markets, more specialized.
-genetically modified crops
-erosion of topsoil
Manufactoring cores of canada are
-1/2 of manufactoring labor found in Ontario province.
-1/3rd in quebec
Where is the rustic belt located?
Northeast. (Zone of decaying factoring)
Which countries are part of NAFTA?
Canada, United States, Mexico
What act established the Canadian Federation?
British North American act of 1867
What is decentralization?
when metropolitan areas sprawl in all directions & suburbs take on characteristics of downtown
large urban region formed as several urban areas spread & merge
Urban Realms Model
Highlights new suburban mix of peripheral retailing, industrial parks, office complexes, & entertainment facilities
a large node of office and retail activities on the edge of an urban area
displacement of lower-income residents of central-city neighborhoods with higher-income residents
Total population of U.S?
What is the population distribution of Canada?
-90% of Canada's pop lives w/in 100 mi. of border
-Canada population 37 million
process in which immigrants are absorbed by the larger host society
English and africans
Irish and germans
Southern and eastern europeans
Canada and latin America
Asians and latin americans
Largest ethnic minority in the U.S?
Leading Christian denominations in Canada and the US
Canada is more CATHOLICISM and US is more PROTESTISM
What religion is the bible belt and where is it located?
Is Europe a continent?
realm of peninsulas & islands located on western margin of Eurasia
landform regions of Europe
Western Uplands, North European Plain, Central Uplands, and Alpine Mountains.
Landform created by glaciation
Western Uplands Fjords: glacially excavated, now flooded valleys that allow the sea to penetrate deeply into the land
Example of vulcanism
Why does Europe have a mild climate?
Because the gulf stream makes europes climate warmer and wetter than it would be
location along a transport route where goods must be transferred from one carrier to another
What is Europes busiest sea port?
Port of rottendam
Carries a greater volume of freight than any river system in the world
Longest river in Europe (1,770 mi) & only major river flowing east
landlocked countries with access to the sea europe
Hungary or switzerland
Which region is characterized by toxic landscapes?
Romania left over from soviet era
What is a polder?
Land that lies below sea level but is protected from the sea by dikes and canal systems
Agriculture and animal husbandry arrived from
Greek city-states(800 to 86 B.C.E.):
Foundation of European civilization
Not a contiguous empire (sea-borne empire)
Produced a version of the city-state
City-states sometimes joined together in a league
Roman Empire (753 B.C.E - 476 C.E.):
Contiguous & unified empire
Greek culture was disseminated by the Romans
Highly centralized w/ network of roads
Diffusion of cities, Latin, Christianity, law, architecture, & land use
Local functional specialization
hierarchy of ruling classes distributed land to subordinates in return for various rents & services
idea that wealth was measured by the accumulation of large quantities of gold & silver
What countries sparked war because of irredentism?
Axis (Germany, Italy) vs. Allies (Britain, France, U.S.S.R., U.S.)
Revival of nationalism after the fall of the soviet union
1990: Germany reunited
1991: Soviet Union dissolved
1991-1992: Yugoslavia divided through armed conflicts
1993: Czechoslovakia divided peacefully
Process by which regions within a political state demand & gain political strength and even autonomy at the expense of the state
-Conflicts are increasingly w/in States rather than between them
Transfer of wealth from the colonies of europe
Everything goes to london, amsterdam, and pairs
Origin of Industrial Revolution
Machines replaced people
Inanimate energy sources (water, steam, fossil fuels) powered machines
England's textile industry was center of indus. innovation
Early industrialization located along water, forest,and coal?
Industrail regions in cont europe
Ruhr valley and po river valley
-First indus. regions established ~1820 on French-Belgian border (coal fields)
France, Germany and Italy
2 communities that were the basis of early post ww1 cooperation
European Economic Community (EEC)—(The Common Market)
1965: European Community (EC)
Establishment of the European Union
Treaty of Maastricht
Currency used in Monterary Union
Decrease in # of farms
Increase in avg. farm size
+60% of farm sales come from < 10% of all farms
Basis of US and Canadian economies today
Evolution of a labor force from primary sector activities to secondary, tertiary, & quaternary activities
Devolution of Canada
Quebec voted twice. recent established providece: tilichio
conservative evangelical Protestantism . located in southern united states
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