World Geo. Study Guide

By John Lisenby

Things to study...

  • An example of how physical geography can affect a country's economy is Japan being an islan or coffee in Columbia or audio Arabia with their oil
  • A way immigrants add a diverse culture to a country is by combining their cultures with the cultures in that country.
  • The event that had the greatest impact on Mexico politically, economically, and culturally is the conquistadors.
  • A result of the global spread of American culture is the spread of the English language.
  • The event that led to the introduction of new food in Western Europe is the Colombian exchange, which is the when Christopher Columbus came to America.
  • The west was the direction the huge migration shift went in the 1800s.
  • The natural and man made borders was what created the north and south borders of America.
  • NAFTA was created to increase global cooperation between member nations.
  • The Europeans were impacted by the Colombian exchange because of the transfer of resources and ideas, and also a new place to trade with.
  • Most South American countries got their independence between the years 1790-1828.
  • The Cold War impacted the political landscape of Europe because some countries are very similar to Russia economically, politically, and culturally.
  • The U.N. was created to keep world peace between the nation, reduce trade barriers, and to provide humanitarian aid.
  • The geographic circumstance that hampered Russia's success in foreign policy was the lack of warm water parts for commerce.
  • The major change that was going on in 1989 during the democratic elections with Latvia, Poland, and Ukraine was the diffusion of democratic ideas.
  • The reason for the population shift in Europe after the formation of the EU was because the people migrated to Western Europe to find jobs because it was a more industrialized.
  • Russia would hurt their people more than it would hurt us if they stopped buying our goods.
  • North Africa is different than the rest of Africa is because the country is split up in two because of the Sahara.
  • Nelson Mandela is a hero to many South Africans because he led the fight to stop apartheid.
  • Some negative culural effects the Europeans had on Africa is that they caused cultural diffusion and cause a lot of civil wars, dictatorships, corrupt rulers, etc.
  • What happened next to Africa was they fought for their independence.
  • The reason af I a has a relatively poor economy even though they have an abundance of resources is because of a lack of infrastructure, lack of education, and lack of a political system.
  • The challenge of globalization the 2009 h1n1 flu and the 2015 Ebola case demonstrated was because of the increase in travel there was also a increase in disease.
  • Some important values to African tribes have are strong traditional beliefs, government with family ties, and conflicts about land and territory.
  • The reason there is a large African influence on Carribean food is because it was a stopping point in slave transfer to Europe.
  • The reason the Arab Spring has changed many middle eastern and North African states is because they kicked out the totalitarian rulers.
  • The reason Africa has changed so much because of foreign conquistadors and its physical features is because of forced conversions to Islam, language, culture, and it created a boundary between the north and south.
  • The reason isreals border has changed so much is because of conflicts with neighbors.
  • The thing oil rich nations such as the Middle East can do to ensure their longtime success economically is to diversify their economy.
  • Women in the traditional Islamic societies of Saudia arabia must cover their heads and are very restricted legally.
  • Two major reasons Saudia Arabia is succeeding and is important to a lot of people is because of their religion and because of oil.
  • The Middle East is the leader in desalination because of the lack of fresh water.
  • The reason some countries continue to gain wealth because of their natural resources and other don't is because natural resources are not distributed evenly across the earth.
  • The Himalayas were created with the movement of tech tonic plates near India.