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North Korea – Pyongyang

Canada – Ottawa

Japan – Tokyo

EUA – Washington D.C.

USA

Fragmented State: 2 or more parts separated by foreign soil (U.S)

Ozarks: S. Missouri, N.W. Arkansas, E. Oklahoma, S.E. Kansas
Core Areas: Springfield- Branson

Economics: Grain Farming, dairy farming, beef cattle, forestry, Lead
mining
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)

Canada

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

Japan

1.Four main islands: Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyuahu

2.Core area: from Tokyo to Nagasaki

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