Flashcards in Geog Final Exam Deck (48):
3 major types of national economies
How much global land is unsuitable for agriculture?
How much of worlds population lived in the cities? 1800? Now?
-1800 : 3%
What is a megacity and how many were there in 2008?
-Megacity = city with population over 10 million
-In 2008 there were 19 megacities
Is Chicago a megacity?
- No, not yet. 300,000 people away from 10 million
When was the population peak for most large U.S. cities?
Current world population
Where is most of the projected growth in world population to come from?
How much of the worlds population lives north of the equator?
When did the U.S. go to war with Afghanistan and why?
-Because they refused o hand over Bin Laden, Taliban then fled to pakistan from afghanistan
Of all the countries in South Asia, which country experiences the most regular and widespread
flooding from the South Asian monsoon.
Which country has the largest democracy?
What is the only Muslim country to have nuclear weapons?
What does the Raj mean?
- The rule of the British in India
Who had troops in Afghanistan from 1979-89 during the ten year war?
Which country is a low lying county in danger of disappearing due to global warming?
Who seceded from Indonesia in 1999?
-East Timor did after a long and bloody civil war
What percentage of South Asia is rural?
What are the two most populous Islamic country in the world?
-Pakistan is 2nd
What are the 3 largest world economies in order?
Who was the 1st leader of China under a communist government?
What language do Chinese people speak?
What is the dominant ethnic group in China
Significance between Taiwan and China?
Taiwan is claimed by China
What country has the longest life expectancy in the world?
Where do 20% of the worlds earthquakes occur?
What is sericulture?
Cultivation of silkworms
Who has the 4th largest standing army?
What is the majority religion in the Phillipines?
Over 80% are Roman Catholic
Unlike it's neighbors which country was never a European colony?
Which Muslim country is made up of many island groups?
Where do most of the people in Oceania live and what language do they speak?
In Australia and speak Engish
Where is the Great Barrier Reef?
In the Coral Sea in NE Australia?
What was the first nation to grant all women the right to vote and when?
New Zealand in 1893
Indigenous population to New Zealand, about 14.6%
Are there any nuclear stations in New Zealand?
No, a change in law would be required for one to be built.
What was one of the last places to be inhabited by humans?
In 1850 U.S. workers were in which sector?
In 1950 U.S. workers were in which sector?
86% of U.S. workers are in what sector today?
Population of India
Capital of China
What Chinese leader is responsible for ushering the current wave of economic reforms?
Who ordered the brutal death march out of Cambodia?
What is the only landlocked country in SE Asia?
Who was the Marxist-Leninist revolutionary that led Nnorth Vietnam from WW2?
Ho Chi Minh
What is the hi tech wealthy city-state in SE Asia?