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Geography: Kansas City - Kansas City is a large city, a major city in one of the largest metropolitan areas of more than two million people on both sides of the Missouri–Kansas border. Kansas City was founded in 1838 at the meeting of the Missouri and Kansas rivers and was incorporated in its present form in 1853. Kansas City, Kansas, is the location of several important battles during the Civil War. The city is well known for its diverse offerings to the musical styles of jazz and blues as well as to its two most noted cuisine, Kansas City strip steak and Kansas City-style barbecue....   [tags: transit, religion, agriculture] 963 words
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An Overview of Cappadocia - Geographical processes can result in the creating of magnificent landscapes that one would expect to see in a sci-fi movie or read of in a fairy tale. A wonderful example of such a natural creation is the complex yet intriguing region of Cappadocia, Turkey. It is riddled with bizarre sites such as mushroom rocks, pillars and the tunnels that were once the largest underground city. Nature has shaped and allowed humans to shape this area into a natural and historical landmark. This essay will examine the history behind the human creations here and the geography that allowed them to happen as well as the naturally occurring features....   [tags: Geography, Geographical Processes]
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The Kimmeridge Clay in Dorset - The Kimmeridge Clay in Dorset Introduction The Kimmeridge Clay Formation is the penultimate formation of the onshore British Jurrasic Succession. William Smith was the first to document this distinct formation on his map of 1815, and to name as the Oaktree Soil. In 1817, he gave the name Oaktree Clay for the layers of clay between the “Portland Rock” and “Coral Rag and Pisolite” but in 1816 Webster was the first to describe in details the formation and changed to the name now known as kimmeridge Clay Formation after the English village of Kimmeridge on Dorset’s “Jurassic Coast” a place frequently visited by fossil hunters....   [tags: Geography] 1242 words
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Fire Island, A Historical Overview - Fire Island, A Historical Overview “Rhythmic waves, high dunes, ancient maritime forests, historic landmarks and glimpses of wildlife—Fire Island has been a special place for diverse plants, animals and people for centuries” The origin of Fire Island's name is not quite clear; there are many stories as to where the Island got its name. It is thought that its Native American name was Sictem Hackey, which translated means “Land of the Secatogues”, an Indian tribe in Bay Shore, New York. It was also part of what was called the "Seal Islands."Some historians have also suggested that the name Fire derived from a misinterpretation of the Dutch word "vijf" ("five") or in another version "vier" (...   [tags: Geography]
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The Great State of California - California California, just like the rest of the states of this country is unique. The large populated country known as California has history, an economy and other things that make California the special country that it is today. California’s history is unique. For example, California’s name came from a knightly romance book that was published in 1510. It was about a queen named Califia who ruled over an island paradise with black Amazons and a lot of pearls and gold near the Indies. Men were only allowed there once a year....   [tags: Geography ] 921 words
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Little Portugal Fills Big Shoes - Lying west of Spain and East of the North Atlantic Ocean is a small country no bigger than the state of Indiana (World Factbook). Portugal, this mistakenly insignificant land, quickly made an impression on European exploration beginning in the early thirteenth century. It was not long before neighboring areas looked to this successful country for tactics concerning discovery. But exactly how did this small piece of land with few inhabitants manage to stand above its competition for quite some time....   [tags: Geography ]
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Geography: Violence and Poverty in The History of Libya - Throughout Libya’s history, there has been violence and poverty. Even while Libya was controlled by other nations, it continued to be invaded. Currently there is revolution in Libya while its new government attempts to put together the pieces. Thousands of people are being killed in the struggle for power. Libya is a relatively new independent country. It has spent most of its history controlled by other nations. These countries include Italy, United Kingdom, and France. Libya became an independent nation on 24 December 1951....   [tags: Violence, poverty, revolution]
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Geography: Customs, Culture and Government of Jordan - Introduction Jordan is located in the center of the Middle East and it shares borders with Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. It is also next to the Dead Sea and the Jordan River. Jordan has a terrain of about 35,475 square miles (Advameg, Inc., 2014). Jordan is unique because it has sand mountains and colorful rocks, plus it has barren deserts and fertile valleys. The main language of Jordan is Arabic but English is also taught and spoken. The capital of Jordan is Amman (Advameg, Inc., 2014)....   [tags: middle east, government, cultures]
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Geography: India the Fourth Largest Economy - India, being the fourth largest economy is the world, with a population of 1.2 billion has shown some great growth and development in the recent years. Over the 67 years of independence, India has made a milestone agricultural revolution that has converted the nation from long-lasting reliance on agricultural imports to now the global agricultural powerhouse and exporter of the same. Other than agricultural developments, India has seen drastic developments in life expectancy, that has more than doubled, literacy rates that have increased fourfold and health conditions have upgraded for the better reducing the poverty and therefore helping in the emergence of a large middle class population....   [tags: population, agricultural revolution] 546 words
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The County of Hungry - Let’s imagine a place that’s warm and humid in the summer and cold and rainy in the winter, a place where the rolling hills dominate most of the country side and the high peaks of the beautiful Mt Kekes towers towards the heavens like a grand monument. It’s a country filled with winding rivers that cut swift paths through the country side and the great Balaton Lake whose watery shores draw people in like the depths of a beautiful girls eyes. This grand place is the great country of hungry (my family’s native country) where many people and cultures have called their home and live in the different areas including places like the grand city of Budapest with the hustle and bustle of city life, t...   [tags: budapest, beauty, geography]
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Tragedy of Deforestation in Columbia - Deforestation should be banned Deforestation is the conversion of forested areas to non-forested land, for uses such as: pasture, urban use, logging purposes, and can result in arid land and wastelands. The removal or destruction of significant areas of forest cover has resulted in an altered environment with reduced biodiversity. In many countries, deforestation is ongoing and is shaping climate and geography. Deforestation of Colombia is a dangerous act to the environmen....   [tags: Environment Geography] 350 words
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Geography: Lebanon’s Pride and Joy - Lebanon’s Pride and Joy Every city, country, territory or nation has its own pride and joy that distinguishes it from any other, which forms it uniqueness and gives it long lasting recognition and a remarkable reputation. France has the Eifel tower and its reputation for being the country of romance. Brazil has its festivals and soccer skills. Varna has its clubs and pubs and amazing nights, but with all that said, what does Lebanon pertain. Lebanon has long been known and envied for its water....   [tags: tourism industry, waters, landscape]
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Geography: Italy´s Capital and Economy - Italy’s capital is located at 41º53 N, 12º28 E in the Western region of Europe.The capital of Italy is Rome. Italy is bordered by France, Austria, Switzerland, and Slovenia. France borders Italy to the west, Austria borders Italy to the north east, Switzerland borders Italy to the north, and Slovenia borders Italy to the north east. Waterways surrounding Italy are the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ligurian Sea to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south west, the Ionian sea to the south, and the Adriatic sea to the east....   [tags: italian, cities, food, tourism] 595 words
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Mount Etna in Italy - 1.0 Topic Definition Volcanic Eruption, which means the sudden occurrence of a violent discharge of steam and volcanic material, is one of the catastrophes in human history. It can devastate enormous areas, as well as people. The eruption of the Vesuvius in AD 79 buried the cities of Herculaneum, Pompeii and Stabiae with ashes and mud. (Oracle think quest) The majority of ancient volcanoes, like Mt. Vesuvius in Italy and Mt. Tambora in Indonesia are all dormant volcanoes now. However, Mt. Etna, which have been erupting for millions of years, still remaining active now....   [tags: Geography ]
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Doing Business in Mexico - General Information on Mexico Mexico is located in the western hemisphere on the continent North America. The United States of America borders Mexico in its entirety to the north. Two countries, Guatemala and Belize, border Mexico to the south. The language of Mexico is Spanish and “Mexico has the largest population of Spanish speakers in the world” (History). The capital is Mexico City. The estimated population as of July 2010 was 112,468,855 with an annual population growth rate of 1.118% (US)....   [tags: Geography ]
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Caborn - Geography - Caborn The topographic map that is the study area is the Caborn quadrangle. This area is located in the southwest area of Indiana and on the south is bordering the Ohio River. The topography of this area is pocketed with gently rolling hills with the largest depression in the land just north of the Ohio River with Goose pond located in the center of it. This study area is located in the Wabash lowland of Indiana and its bedrock consists of mainly of shale and sandstone. There is also a thin layer of bedrock consisting of limestone, clay and coal....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Geography of India - I would like to present to you the country of India. A country one-third the area of the United States (total land mass is 2,973,190 sq. kilometers) borders China on the northeast, Pakistan on the west, Nepal and Blutan to the north, and Burma and Bangladesh to the east. It is divided into three categorical geographic regions: the Gangetic Plain, the plateau region in the south, the Himalayan region in the north, which contains some of the highest mountains in the world and a central part....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Geography Of Russia - Russia is a huge landmass and covers a vast amount of the earth’s surface area. Being so large, Russia contains a huge variety of different geographical features. There are several mountains, rivers, bodies of water, climate zones, and population centers in Russia. Most of the development in Russia is located in its core area, east of the Ural Mountains. There are several countries around Russia that used to be parts of a larger union called The Union of Soviet Socialists Republics, however, in 1991, the USSR broke apart into several other independent states....   [tags: essays research papers] 714 words
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What is Eratosthenes? - Eratosthenes Overview This paper will tell you about the life of Eratosthenes; his life, death and everything that we know in between. He was a very diverse, multitalented thinker who was also known as the “father of geography” (Fashchuk 1). The Life of Eratosthenes Eratosthenes was born in 276 B.C. in Cyrene, Libya which is present day Shahhat, Libya on the northern coast of Africa. He died in 194 B.C. at about 82 years old in Alexandria, Egypt, which is the second largest city in Egypt (Trubin).The only mention of his father was of a man named Aglaos....   [tags: Earth, Environmentsl Science, Geography]
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The Age of Reconnaissance's Changes Analysis - The Age of Discovery was an important era in world history, which forever altered the fortunes and futures of so many people and countries. The period itself, produced many technological and theoretical changes, and helped pave the way to the modern society in which we now live in. In short, the Age of Discovery was responsible for discovering, mapping, and unifying the globe in such a way that the world would never be the same. To begin with, the Age of Discovery started during the middle of the fifteenth century and concluded during the late seventeenth century....   [tags: geography, marco polo, age of discovery]
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The Land of the Rising Sun: Japan - The Land of the Rising Sun, Japan, is an island located in the Pacific Ring of Fire. Surrounded by water, this archipelago is nearly 71% mountainous. The climate of Japan is fairly consistent creating a long growing season. Because of these specific geographic features, Japan’s culture has been impacted greatly. One of the largest sources of protein, for the Japanese, is fish. This source of protein is gained through the help of specific geographic features. As well as their diet, their source of relaxation and tranquility is made possible....   [tags: Land of the Rising Sun, Japan, geography, ] 664 words
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Brief on Germany - It is stated by John Edison in his orientation of The Culture of Germany, “The name Germany is derived from the Latin word Germania, which, at the time of the Gallic War (58–51 B.C.E.), was used by the Romans to designate various peoples occupying the region east of the Rhine.” (Edison) The Romans designated the word German from the Latin word Germania for all people that lived there. Any person that did not speak Latin or Roman also was Deutschland, which came from the Germanic language that means people....   [tags: Political Geography, Germany Overview]
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Geographical Information Science - The meaning of the letter 'S' in the acronym GIS appears to have been the subject of some debate in the world of geographers over the last 20 years or so (Wright et al., 1997; Pickles, 1997). Geographical information science or geographical information systems. Goodchild (2010) describes geographic information as information which links an entity to a location on or near the earth's surface as well as to a specific point in time, he alse quotes the definition of geographic information science put forward by David Mark: "The development and use of theories, methods, technology, and data for understanding geographic processes, relationships,and patterns." Geographical information systems ha...   [tags: Theoretical Basis, Geography]
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Haitian Homes and Way of Life - Haiti was the first and only country in the history of civilization whose independence is the result of a successful slave rebellion (Haiti Interesting Facts). Haiti’s beautiful geography, deep history, interesting people, diverse lifestyle, and complex society are very fascinating topics. Geography Haiti has many interesting and beautiful land formations. It is located on the Western part of the island Hispaniola. Haiti is covered in mountains. In fact, it is two-thirds mountainous. The rest of the country features many beautiful valleys, steep plateaus, and grassy plains....   [tags: Creole, religion, economy, geography, society]
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Integration between Regional Economics and International Trade - As portrayed by (Dogruel and Karahasan) there exists a growing interest in the integration between regional economics and international trade. With the contributions of new economic geography, different dimensions of the obvious regional variation of economic activity and economic growth have been explained on the grounds of importance of location and in terms of the geographic proximity. Thus, the framework demonstrates the fact that identification of the major motivations or obstacles of regions as somehow affecting the decisions of productive units has become an important issue as (Dogruel and Karahasan) explain....   [tags: Dogruel and Karahasan, new economic geography] 517 words
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Westernization Beauty and Japanese Aesthetics in Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata - “Thousand Cranes introduces Western readers to unfamiliar aspects of Japanese culture and geography while they contrast pre- and post- World War II Japan. Kawabata succeeds in integrating Western literary techniques with Eastern spirit while achieving superb psychological fiction,“ (Moran). Yasunari Kawabata’s novel Thousand Cranes is set in a post-World War II time period, and the orphaned, main character, Kikuji becomes involved with Mrs. Ota, one of his father’s former mistresses, who ends up committing suicide....   [tags: culture, geography, world war I] 1162 words
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The Film About The Journey of Man - A Genetic Odyssey’ is an interesting movie to watch. There were many thoughts that passed my mind as I watched the movie. First of all, it was interesting to visualize the movie back in the day, assuming how one single man lived in Africa approximately sixty thousand years ago. It is quite amazing to have traced the records so far behind to find that Adam could be the father of homo sapiens after all. The better question arises when there are different sizes, races and shapes to each human being....   [tags: genetic odyssey, human geography, humans] 654 words
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The Beautiful Country of Guatemala - Guatemala is a beautiful land in Central America is bordering the Northern Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, and Belize. In this paper I will focus on Guatemala’s geography, anthropological history, cultural behavior, spiritual needs, and current evangelical activity. The primary objective of this paper is to identifiy the spiritual needs and how to pray for this nation and its peoples. Geography • Total Area: 108,890 sq km (42,042 sq mi) • Land Area: 108,430 sq km (41,865 sq mi) • Land Boundaries: 1,687 km total; Belize 266 km, El Salvador 203 km, Honduras 256 km, Mexico 962 km • Natural Resources: crude oil, nickel, rare woods, fish, chicle • Language: Spa...   [tags: Geography, Culture, Central America, Religion]
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Life in Maine - Technology Final 26, May 2010 Maine is a product from the Ice Age. Its earliest habitants were Ice Age hunters. Little is known about then except that they are known as the “Red Paint” people. They got the name because they used red clay to line the grave of their dead. Maine’s two earliest Indian Nations were the Micmac if the eastern Maine, New Brunswick and the Abaci’s a.k.a (wabanakis). There have been dozens of tribes to inhabit Maine’s land. Only two of which remain. The Passamaquoddies. They have a population of about 1,500 and they live on two reservations....   [tags: Geography ]
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The Gila River - The mostly dry Gila River today hardly resembles the unruly, historic stream that came roaring out of the Black Mountain Range in western New Mexico, crossing the Great Divide and then Arizona before ending its 650-mile journey by joining the Colorado River at Yuma. In those days, before construction of eastern Arizona’s Coolidge Dam and an irrigation-canal system commandeered the Gila’s water, boats navigated the river, which varied in width from 150 to 1,200 feet with depths ranging from 2 to 40 feet....   [tags: Geography]
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Country Evaluation: Japan - Trade Japan is one of the world’s leading trading nations, as measured by their exports. Its imports and exports totaled about $525 billion in 1990. Their main exports at the time, in terms of value, were iron and steel, passenger cars and electronic equipment. Petroleum was Japan’s chief import that accounted for 35 per cent of the total value of imports (World Book). Most of the time since the mid-1960s, Japan has had a favorable balance of trade-that is, the value of its exports has exceed the value of its imports....   [tags: Geography ]
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Papua New Guinea - Just to the northeast of the Australian northern coastline, lies a series of islands that construct what is referred to as the “Melanesia sub-region”. The tropical marine water of the Carol Triangle surrounds the Melanesian sub-region, and it extends from the eastern border of the island of New Guinea in the northeast, stretching to the southeast corner to include Fiji, Vanuatu, and the Solomon Islands. Consequently, the Melanesian sub-region features some of the most enduring-undiscovered landscapes of our modern times....   [tags: Geography] 2071 words
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The Beautiful Country of Spain - SPAIN Geography Roughly 85% of the present day Iberian Peninsula is occupied by Spain as Portugal covers the remaining western territory. Discovered by the ancient Greeks around 500 BC, Iberian Peninsula was the name given to the area not described by a single political entity of specific population. Mostly surrounded by water, the eastern coastline of the Peninsula is over 2,059 mi bordering the Mediterranean and 1,653 mi on its west end on the Atlantic ocean. History The oldest remains of human civilization within the Peninsula have been found in the Pradera de San Isidro, near the Manzanares; "in the cave of Perneras....   [tags: geography, history, toledo, city, madrid] 2413 words
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The Battle of Landlocked Countries - In the world today we have seen much technological advancement in transportation which has allowed the world to be a much more connected place in communication and trade. However, many landlocked countries in Africa still face an uphill battle when it comes to international trading. Much of their economic issues are a result of their distance from the coast, this paper will however will look at how dependency on foreign relations is the biggest factor on whether the country will be This paper will shed light on how the geography of a country play a significant role on how successful a country is economically....   [tags: correlation between geography and economic success] 1361 words
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Geography - Introduction and Climate The state of Hawaii is composed of 132 islands, reefs and shoals that extend for over 1500 miles across the central North Pacific Ocean from the "Big Island" of Hawaii to midway and Kure Atolls. The eight main islands of Hawaiian Archipelago include Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Nihau and Kahoolawe (listed in order of size) which extend for only 350 miles at the south-eastern end of the volcanic mountain chain. Hawaii includes some of the earth’s largest mountains, rising from oceanic depths of greater than 18,000 feet to a height above sea level of nearly 14,000 feet....   [tags: essays research papers] 2199 words
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Geography - Size of the Channel - the channel width grew larger the further downstream you were. This is shown on the diagrams of cross sections of the channel at 3 different points in the river. This is because of the higher discharge in the lower course of the river due to tributaries adding more water to the main river, therefore the river widens to be able to transport this extra water. Relationship between Velocity and Discharge - The Spearman Rank Correlation Co-efficient suggested a strong positive relationship between velocity and discharge....   [tags: Papers] 550 words
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Geography and Biodiversity of Acre in Brazil - Acre is the Westernmost Brazilian state, and neighbor to Amazonas and Rondônia, spanning about 55,000 square miles. Its capital Rio Branco is home to the 288, 907 of the total 438,489 denizens (1996). The whole of Acre is contained within the Amazon Basin and 93% of it is tropical rain forest. Notwithstanding the great extent of deforestation, the biodiversity of Acre and the surrounding Amazon Basin remains extensive; there are the mammoth trees, countless species of palm trees, vines, bushes, ferns; there are copaíba, Brazil-nuts, various fruits such as cupuaçu and graviola; species of insects, fish, the parrots, araras and other birds, so rare that scientists have yet to describe them; th...   [tags: Geology] 2358 words
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Geography Of Indonesia And Aus - INDONESIA AND AUSTRALIA Indonesia and Australia are nations located southeast of Asia, separated by the Timor Sea and the Java Trench. Both have undergone challenges in economy, government, and demography that are both similar and quite different from the other. Indonesia is “the world’s most expansive archipelagic (fragmented) state” (Blij 503) with multiple heritages and cultures. Australia has been slowly declining over the past century and continues to economically disintegrate. According to records kept on the economy, government, and demography, both Australia and Indonesia are continuing to be recognized as similar and distinct in their own right....   [tags: essays research papers] 1100 words
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An Overview of the People, Geography, Economy, and Politics of Estonia - Estonia Often called just “The Baltics”, many think of Estonia, Latvia,and Lithuania as just one big country. However this is wrong, the Baltics consist of three separate countries. This nick name was only given because each of these countries shares its coast with the Baltic Sea, hence the confusing group name Baltic republics. Equally important to note is the fact that the official name of Estonia is the “ Republic of Estonia”. (Otfinoski) Climate and Land Features Much of Estonia is surrounded by water....   [tags: Eastern Europe]
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Geography: The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) - Colombia Colombia emerged from the collapse of the Gran Colombia in 1830. Since then the country has struggled with internal threats, illicit drug production, and estranged relations with neighboring nations. In a country slightly less than twice the size of Texas and claiming over 46,000,000 citizens, Colombia faces many challenges in its efforts to resolve internal conflict, reduce narcotics operations, improve the environment, and repair relationships in the region. Threats The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) is the largest, oldest, and most influential threat group operating in Colombia....   [tags: illicit drug production, FARC, civil unrest]
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Geography: Key Events In Ukraine's Political Crisis - For much of its recent history, [Ukraine] has been viewed as divided between two regions— one oriented toward Eurasia/USSR in the east and one toward Central Europe in the west (Sellar and Pickles, 2002). The geographic location of the Ukraine — nestled in between Russia and Europe — and the subsequent mix of cultures, languages and histories of the citizens of modern day Ukraine have been the source of political and social unrest nation-wide for many years. The European Union/Russian Federation fault line that has always split the Ukrainian population was in large part the reason the most recent protests began in November....   [tags: european union, protests, ukrainain identity]
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Physical Geography Of Saskatchewan - IntroductionSaskatchewan is situated in the central Prairie between Alberta on the west and Manitoba on the east. Its neighbour on the north is the North West Territories, and on the south it borders with the United States. Saskatchewan is rectangular in shape--it is the only Canadian province none of whose borders was determined by the landform feature like river or mountain range. The province is located in the Central Standard Time and doesn't switch on Daylight Saving Time in summer. The population of Saskatchewan is around one million people with the area of 651 900 km2....   [tags: essays research papers] 1792 words
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Brazil’s Geography - Brazil’s Atlantic Coastal Plain begins in the northeast of South America at Cabo San Roque and expands southward ending in Rio de Janeiro. The Coastal Plain is located between the Atlantic Coast and the escarpment which runs parallel to the plain. This area is characterized by its warm and humid climate which is ultimately considered tropical. Most climatic patterns have been influenced by the plains proximity to the Atlantic Ocean (Kent 236). The region’s precipitation is considered moderate with rainfall ranging from 1,300 mm to 1,600 mm; essentially the region has little to no real dry season (Kent 237) The Portuguese began exploring Brazil’s Atlantic Coastal Plain in the early 1500s (K...   [tags: brazil, sugar industry]
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Oregon Geography - The Oregon Coast runs from north to south along the Pacific Ocean. Oregon is three-hundred and sixty miles long and two-hundred and sixty miles wide, making it the ninth largest state. Oregon is bordered by California and Nevada on the south, Washington on the north, Idaho on the west and of course, the Pacific Ocean. Oregon's nickname is the Beaver State because in the nineteenth century beaver skins were very valuable to trappers in the area. The longitude in Oregon is 116 45W to 124 30W....   [tags: essays research papers] 1717 words
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Zimbabwe - Geography and Culture in the Development of Zimbabwe The economy of Zimbabwe is in shambles. With an average inflation rate of at least 252% and an economic growth rate of -5% in recent years, the nation of Zimbabwe appears to be financially hopeless when looked at on paper. Despite this, there is reason to view the further development of this economy with optimism. Much, if not all, of the financial hardships faced by Zimbabwe prove to be direct results of poor political management and indicate no distress to the supply of beneficial materials....   [tags: Geography] 1615 words
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Brazil - Located in Eastern South America, bordering the Atlantic Ocean with the total area at 8,511,965 sq km, is Brazil. Throughout time it has had a rich history that has not only effected but influenced its cultural dress. This Paper will cover Brazil's has a hot climate, diverse culture dew to slavery, and interestingly unique dress. As a result of its location, its climate is a tropical one, with flat rolling low lands, plains, and some hills. Some of the natural recourses of the area include: bauxite, gold, iron, nickel, ore, petroleum, phosphates, platinum, timber, tin, and uranium....   [tags: Geography] 1341 words
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Comparing the Development of Trade in Gotland and Great Zimbabwe - Comparing the Development of Trade in Gotland and Great Zimbabwe There were many differences and similarities between the ways trade has developed in Gotland and in Great Zimbabwe. In this essay I would discuss the most important ones, that can indicate something about trade development in other places in the world. The time span in which trade has developed and came to its highest level in both places was about the same. In Great Zimbabwe it was between the 10th and the 16th centuries. In Gotland it started in the Vikings age end (9th century) and ended in the 16th century....   [tags: Geography] 796 words
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The Future of Africa: Third World Countries Falling Further Behind - The Future of Africa: Third World Countries Falling Further Behind Rory J. OConnor's article uses Africa as an example to show how third world countries react to the developing technology of this time. Africa, once called, the dark continent because of its inaccessibility to physical explorations by Westerners is still inaccessible today, both by residents and outsiders via the virtual world. (270) All the advances in technology and more to come in the future will continue to separate countries, like Africa, if they are not currently at the same level of advances....   [tags: Geography] 860 words
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The Environment and Industry of the Artic Region - The Environment and Industry of the Artic Region Introduction. The Artic is a region at the upper most tip of the Northern Hemisphere. The Artic includes the area around Greenland, USSR, Canada and Alaska. Much of the Artic circle is permanently frozen ice. The Artic is a pristine environment, clean and void of human interference. However as humans move into these areas and begin to extract what ever they can be balance can be tipped, resulting in pollution and destruction of the environment. Climate....   [tags: Geography] 942 words
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The Settlement and Innovations of Ancient Rome - The Settlement and Innovations of Ancient Rome Rome is an ancient city located on the western coast of Italy by the Meditterranian Sea.(3:289) The city of Rome was founded, according to the legend, by Romulus in 753 BC. Remus and Romulus were two mythological sons of Mars, the god of war. "Through military expansion and colonizations, and by granting citizenship to conquered tribes, the city joined all of Italy south of the Po in the 100-year period before 268 BC." First, the Latin and other tribes were joined, then the Etruscans (a civili zed people north of Rome) and the Greek colonies in the south....   [tags: Geography] 709 words
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Ghana: The Gold Coast of Africa - Ghana: The Gold Coast of Africa The Gold Coast, now known as Ghana, is one of many civilizations of Africa. It was a British Colony until March 6, 1957, when it became independent as the State of Ghana. In 1471, the Portuguese invaded this area and became involved in gold trade, giving the region the name, The Gold Coast. They built forts to protect their monopoly of gold trade from merchants representing other nations. In 1642, the Dutch West India Company captured all Portuguese strong posts and they devoted their interests in slave trading rather than gold trading....   [tags: Geography] 524 words
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Environment and Economy of Kuwait - Environment and Economy of Kuwait Kuwait is not self-sufficient in agriculture but the country will be in the future. Its production of cereals, vegetables and fruit grown in the oasis of Jahra and scattered smallholdings is not sufficient for the population's needs, due to limitations of water supply, fertile soil, climate and manpower. Much of its food needs to be imported but government investment and the work of the Kuwait Experimental farm have led to improvements whereby existing resources are more efficiently utilized....   [tags: Geography]
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The African Country of Mozambique - The African Country of Mozambique Mozambique is a country located on the southeast coast of Africa. It covers 308,642 square miles and has a population of about sixteen million. Maputo is the capitol, largest city, and chief port. Mozambique was governed by Portugal from the early 1500's until 1975 when it became independent after a ten year struggle against Portuguese rule. Mozambique is now controlled by Frelimo (the front for the liberation of Mozambique) the nations only political party....   [tags: Geography] 649 words
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The Island of Crete - The Island of Crete Although once a strategic military site even up through World War II, Crete is now a wonderful Greek asset full of history, culture, and beauty. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is located in the southeast of the Mediterranean Sea. Crete is not only home to more than 550,000 Greek citizens; it is also the destination for more than one quarter of all visitors that come to Greece. Crete is an island full of culture and celebration. Each town celebrates the day allocated to their patron saint, and there are cultural and wine festivals throughout the summer....   [tags: Crete Island Geography Geographical Papers]
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Differences Between China and Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia and China are quite different countries. The latter is much larger than the former. The former is the largest country of the Arabian Peninsula and it is located in Middle East, bordering the Arabian Gulf and the Red Sea, north of Yemen. The latter is the largest country in Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam. Although there some similarities between Saudi Arabia and China, there are also several differences in the areas of population, economy and the culture....   [tags: Geography, Culture] 596 words
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The Importance of the Great Lakes - When discussing issues relating to bodies of water, there is always something to be considered and those are issues that deal with water, which are not as simple as it seem. To the point persons, communities, nation states, and international organizations has the implicit means to provide a thoughtful and significant plan that would provide a solution to the intended issue. The right approach in taking those necessary steps are achieving a well thought out plan is the ability to adhere collective decisions and cooperative actions....   [tags: Geography, Water]
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The Transformation of Russia's Government - Transformation is one of the things that makes Russia incredibly diverse and interesting. Russia is known for beautiful architecture, strong military background, multiple changes of government and many other things. China, Finland, North Korea and Mongolia are some of the fourteen countries that border Russia. Russia is the largest country in the world and the United States of America would have to almost double in size in order to match Russia. Russia covers an area of 17,075,200 square kilometers, 79,400 square kilometers of the overall area is water....   [tags: Geography Essays] 1462 words
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The Landscapes of Vietnam - Vietnam is one of the beautiful countries in Southeast Asia with an anciently culture. Vietnam’s terrain is very diverse according to the natural areas. Also, Vietnam has a tropical monsoon climate in the south with only two seasons: rain season from mid May to mid September, and the dry season from mid October to mid April, and monsoon climate in the north with four seasons :spring, summer, autumn and winter. And Vietnam has a lot of famous places to visit. Vietnam is a country with a curved shape like the letter “S”, is on the Southeast Asia....   [tags: Geography, Culture] 1091 words
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We Must Protect Africa - Africa is the second largest continent in the world behind Asia. While Africa is known for having many species of animals, it is also known for eight major physical regions according to Margery G: “The Sahara, the Swahill Coast, the rain forest, the African Great Lakes, and Southern Africa” (7). Probably one of the most known desserts in the world is in Africa which is the Sahara. Sahara is the 3rd largest desert in the world and in addition, it is the hottest desert. Just so everyone has an idea of how big the Sahara is, if it is being compared to another country, the Sahara will be bigger than Brazil, in South America....   [tags: geography, savanna]
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