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    Madagascar

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    INTRODUCTION Madagascar is known to the world as the Big Red Island at the end of the earth. It is separated form the African continent by the Mozambique Channel. According to the various sources I have read and reviewed it is the forth largest Island in the world. Madagascar is divided in to three regions the central highlands, the east coast, and the west coast. The people of Madagascar however are very poor; as a matter of fact it has been ranked by the World Bank as being among the 13 poorest

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    Madagascar

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    Madagascar “Great Red Island” Background Information Government Formal Name: Republic of Madagascar DTA code: MA Government Type: Republic Legal System: based on French civil law system and traditional Malagasy law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction. Foreign Relations: Good relations with many countries, especially France, and the western countries of Africa. Holidays: Jan. 1 - New Year’s Day May 1 - Workers Day May 24- OAU Day June 26- Independence Day Nov 1 - All Saints

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    Demographics Of Madagascar

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    Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1886, but regained its independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held, ending 17 years of single-party rule. Madagascar's forests are a shimmering, seething mass of a trillion stems and dripping leaves and slithering, jumping, quirky beasts out of nature's bag of tricks. Cut off from the African mainland for millions of years, Madagascar's teeming forests are a naturalist's wet

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    Meeting Madagascar

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    Meeting Madagascar Larger than California and Oregon combined, Madagascar is the world's fourth largest island, after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo. Located 250 miles off the south-east coast of Africa, the island extends 1,000 miles in length and 360 miles at its largest width. The island can be divided into three main parts: the East Coast, a narrow coastal strip abutting the steep slopes of the North-South mountain range, home of the rain forest; the Central Highlands, averaging 2500 to

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    Imperialism in Madagascar When someone is talking about Madagascar usually they are talking about the huge cockroaches people have to eat on Fear Factor but there is so much more to the country than that. During a time when land was being snatched up and claimed by many Euro-Asia countries little had any right or reason to have the land. This time of imperialism effected economic markets, religion, and many other things pertaining to the Malagasy. Throughout the centuries countries and mankind have

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    Madagascar Research Paper

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    Madagascar is extremely different place from what I am used to in California. The people of Madagascar, called Madagascans live their lives in very unique ways. Their government, ecosystem, landforms, history, economy, culture, and everyday life are dissimilar to ours, while their climate is actually somewhat similar. Madagascar is an island off of the eastern coast of Africa. Being an island, it means that it is not bordered by any other countries. It is however, surrounded by the Indian Ocean

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    Policies and Politics in Madagascar

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    Madagascar is among the countries that are termed as least developed in the world today (United Nations, 2001). The implementation of trade agreement based on agriculture sector led to sluggishness in the various market dynamics of the available grains. In addition to this, the quantity of grains was declining and as a consequence of this, the revenues generated declined at an alarming rate. The country was therefore obliged to opt for food import. This step was taken as a result of reduction in

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    An Overview Of Madagascar

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    “Tanindrazana, Fahafahana, Fandrosoana”, is the national motto of Madagascar meaning Fatherland, Liberty, and Progress in Malagasy. Madagascar has developed a remarkable assortment of ecosystems all living within one single unit. Madagascar lies in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa. The world's fourth-largest island, it is twice the size of Arizona. The country's low-lying coastal area gives way to a central plateau. The once densely wooded interior has largely been cut down. (Infoplease

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    The Imperialism of Madagascar

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    towards the African colonies allowed Africa to be exploited for both human and natural resources (Brown 219). One of the African colonies that were negatively affected was Madagascar. The English originally controlled Madagascar, but relinquished their control to France at the Berlin Conference and French colonized Madagascar in the late 1800's to early 1900's (Western Indian Ocean). After France gained the new African colony, the French took complete control over all aspects of Malagasy life through

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    simplicity. The food is prepared without too many spices, but the lack of spices does not make the food dull and bland. Cuisines of France, China, India and also East African and Arabian cultures have all made their influence felt in Madagascar. The traditional cuisine of Madagascar consists mainly of rice. The rice is called “Vary” and it is typically eaten with some accompaniment, which is called the “Laoka”. As you move down the country towards the southwest regions, you will get to eat rice that may

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