North Korea – Pyongyang
Canada – Ottawa
Japan – Tokyo
EUA – Washington D.C.
Fragmented State: 2 or more parts separated by foreign soil (U.S)
Missouri, N.W. Arkansas, E. Oklahoma, S.E. Kansas
Core Areas: Springfield- Branson
Farming, dairy farming, beef cattle, forestry, Lead
Main Industry: Tourism, Medical, Farming
Main Problems: Poverty, Marijuana, Meth
Comparative Advantage: You grow what is most advantageous in your area. (Florida)
Changing Economic/ Labor trends:
1.Primary: Mining and agriculture – this was dominating until 1900
2.Secondary: manufacturing – dominated from 1900-1950
3.Tertiary: Service sector – retailing, finance, education – 1950’s-1980’s
4.Quaternary: The information sector, collection, processing,
Providing – 1980’s to present.
Rustbelt: The old steel Manufacturing area (Pittsburg)
1.Canadian shield: Covers about ½ of Canada. The Horseshoe around the Hudson Bay – Lakes, Resource, etc… - thin soil from Glaciation
2.Nunavut: The newest, largest and northernmost territory of Canada. Home of the Inuit people.
3.Inuit: Formerly Eskimo. The population of Nunavut. They make Up 1.5% of the population.
4.Francophone: French-speaking. 25% of the Canadian population Speaks French. French is a dominant language in Quebec, about 85% is French
5.Canada and English: English is home language to 62% of Canadians.
6.Canada gets 70% of its electricity from water.
7.Postindustrial Transformation: The industrial era has peaked, matured and is now declining. However is still important (US and Japan)
8.Rain shadow effect: dryness in areas down wind of A mountain – as it rises it cools and cannot hold the moisture. Ex. Western U.S
9.Megalopolis: term used for super cities that are forming. Especially Boston, Washington, New York and Philadelphia
1.Four main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyuahu
2.Core area: from Tokyo to Nagasaki