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    1513, from the top of a mountain of what is now Panama. On September 29, 1523, Balboa claimed it and all its shores for Spain. His findings opened Spanish explorations and conquests along the western coast of South America began. The Spanish called the ocean the South Sea because it lay south of the isthmus of Panama. In 1520 a Portuguese explorer named Ferdinand Magellan sailed through it and named it the Pacific, meaning peaceful, which until this day the name remains the same. Balboa´s early

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    New World Domesticates of the Genus Chenopodium The genus Chenopodium includes a variety of weedy herbs native to much of Europe, Asia, India, China and both North and South America. This genus belongs to the Chenopodiaceae or goosefoot family which also Includes spinach (Spinacia oleracea) and beets (Beta vulgaris). The name chenopodium means goosefoot in Greek, and refers to the resemblance many leaves of Chenopodium have to the webbed feet of geese. There are both wild and domesticated species

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    Construction of Gondwana

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    nowadays found in southern hemisphere containing Africa, Australia, Antarctica, South America, Madagascar, Arabian Peninsula and India subcontinent. The later two landmasses mentioned have moved into the northern hemisphere. Furthermore, Florida and most of Central America, southern Europe and much of south-central and southeastern Asia all were parts of Gondwana at different times (Cocks, et al., 2013). North China, South China, Tarim and Annamia might also have been primary parts of Gondwana during

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    of seafaring technologies, the need to spread religion, and the eventual globalization of the slave market. The four major regions in the world, which were the stepping stones of globalization, are Africa, Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean, the Americas, and finally East Asia. The abundance of resources, especially salt, gold, and slaves in Africa, especially after the fall of the Ottoman Empire, was too much for Europe to ignore. Most European countries, Italy being a main component, used the

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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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    for South America. In the last scene of the movie, the two bandits are shown surrounded by a bunch of South American soldiers after a robbery-gone-bad. Facing capture and extradition to the United States, the two badmen charge out of their hiding place, guns firing away. The film stops there, giving the impression that the two outlaws died in a blaze of glory with their boots on. However, did the real Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid meet their end in some one-sided shootout in South America? Members

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    One of the most important physical geographical factor that contributed to the expansion of the ancient South American society of the Incas was the Andes Mountains. Throughout the Incan Empire, villages and cities were spread throughout the Andes Mountains. Some communities were as low as sea level, the capital, Cusco, was at an altitude of 11,200 feet, and other villages also located in the Andes soared above Cusco. The Andes are considered some of the longest and highest mountain ranges. In

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    imperialism in Ecuador

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    laws, religion, and customs in North and South America. Slide 2 The year 1492 is important in many ways. After centuries of fighting the Muslims, Jews, and Moors were finally expelled out of Granada, the last strong hold of other religions in Spain. Christianity once again reigned in Spain. This led monarchy to fortify their homeland and start looking for new land to monopolize and colonize on in Asia. This is why they called the Western part of South America New Granada. Slide 2- the man the Spanish

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    Hevea brasiliensis:The Rubber Tree

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    demand for rubber soon came from the makers of tires and tubes for motor vehicles. (1) After tires, latex products, footwear, belts and hoses, and wire cables are the most important uses for rubber. (3) Rubber is harvested in Africa, Central and South America, and in Asia, the latter accounting for greater than 90% of production. There are 11 species of Hevea. Hevea brasiliensis is a member of the Euphorbiaceae family (spurge family). Although not limited to the Euphorbiaceae, latex production is

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    An Essay On Chile

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    stretches from the Northern tip of South America all the way to the Southern parts of South America in the Tierra De Fuego. The country is about 1,930 square miles. The countries that border the long country include: Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru. Chile, like most countries in South America, speak Spanish. Santiago is Chile's capital and is about 247.5 square miles long, and is located in the center of Chile. Before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in South America Chile was mostly inhabited

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    South American Interaction

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    South America, between 3500BC-2500BC, was inhabited with permanently established villages around the coast and a few groups of hunter-gatherers. Most of the villages prospered near the Pacific coast because the ocean had a rich population of marine life. Improvements in farming helped the growth of population and the expansion of permanent farming villages. The invention of loom weaving, pottery, and the beginnings of a more-classed based society develop because of these improvements. Temple mounds

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