Miscellaneous Examples and Concepts
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States geographically organized under federal systems, are usually large. A good example of a small federal state is:
Belgium [due to French-speaking Catholics in the South & Dutch-speaking Protestants in the North]
States geographically organized under unitary systems are usually small. A good example of larger unitary state is:
China [due to rise as a centralized, authoritarian, communist state throughout the 1900s]
Organizations and agreements such as the United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), or the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) represent the concept of:
Mexico City is an example of:
A megacity, but NOT a world (i.e. global) city due to its situation and struggles with infrastructure.
Hong is an example of:
A megacity that is ALSO a world city due to its situation and stable infrastructure.
Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Iran, Indonesia, India, and China are examples of:
Newly Industrialized Countries (NICs); these countries are a part of the semi-peripheral category under Wallerstein's World Systems Theory.
Canada, the United States, Western European countries, Australia, and Japan are examples of:
Industrialized Countries, or More Developed Countries (MDCs); they represent the core countries under Wallerstein's World Systems Theory.
Kenya, Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Bolivia are examples of:
Less Developed Countries (LDCs); they represent the peripheral countries under Wallerstein's World Systems Theory.
Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay, Venezuela are all predominantly:
Spanish speaking countries
United States, Canada, Jamaica, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, India, the Philippines, Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Rwanda are all predominantly:
English speaking countries
Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Príncipe are all predominantly:
Portuguese speaking countries
Language branches (and language groups) that are apart of the Sino-Tibetan Language Family.
Sinitic (Mandarin, Cantonese, etc.); Tibetan-Burman (Burmese) --- 20% of world speakers
Language branches (and examples language groups) that are apart of the Indo-European Language Family.
Germanic - West Germanic (English, German, Bavarian, Dutch); Germanic - North Germanic (Danish, Swedish, Norwegian); Romance (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, Catalan); Balto-Slavic (Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Slovak, Serbo-Croation); Indo-Iranian (Hindi, Bengali, Iranian, Urdu, Sindhi) --- 47% of world speakers
Language branches (and examples language groups) that are apart of the Japanese Language Family.
Japanese (Japanese) --- 2% of world speakers
Language branches (and examples language groups) that are apart of the Korean Language Family.
Language branches (and examples language groups) that are apart of the Niger-Congo Language Family.
Benue-Congo (Yoruba, Shona, Igbo, Rwanda-Rundi, Zulu, Xhosa); Mande (Mandingo) --- 7% of world speakers
Language branches (and examples language groups) that are apart of the Austronesian Language Family.
Austronesia (Javanese, Malay, Tagalog, Malagasy); Austro-Asiatic (Vietnamese, Khmer, Santali) --- 6% of world speakers
Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam are the:
Top 30 most populous countries
Distribution of Christianity (universal religion)
Distribution of Islam (universal religion)
Distribution of Buddhism (universal religion)
Distribution of Hinduism (ethnic religion)
Distribution of Judaism (ethnic religion)
Examples of potential Stage 5 Demographic Transition Model countries:
Japan and Germany
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