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China. People’s Republic of China. General Information. At one time, China was one of the leading civilizations in the world. Lead the world in Arts and Science. China is a Communist country!!!!. 19 th and 20 th Century Problems. Civil unrest Major famine Military decline and defeats

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China

People’s Republic of China


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General Information

  • At one time, China was one of the leading civilizations in the world.

  • Lead the world in Arts and Science.

  • China is a Communist country!!!!


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19th and 20th Century Problems

  • Civil unrest

  • Major famine

  • Military decline and defeats

  • Foreign occupation


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Post WWII

  • Mao Zedong establishes a dictatorship.

  • Mao :

    Ensured China’s sovereignty.

    Imposed strict control over everyday life.

    Many people died.


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Post 1978:

  • Deng Xiaoping was the successor to Mao.

    He loosened the vise on the economy and quadrupled the output.

  • Deng maintained tight political control.


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Location:

  • Absolute:

    35* North Latitude, 105* East Longitude

  • Relative:

    Eastern Asia. Between North Korea and Vietnam. Borders on East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and the South China Sea.


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Place:

  • World’s 4th largest country!!!!

  • Area Comparative:

    Slightly smaller than the U.S.A.

  • Climate:

    Very Diverse!!!!! Tropical in the South to Subarctic in the North.

  • Terrain:

    Mostly mountains, high plateaus, deserts in the West.

    Plains, delta’s, hills in the East.




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Natural Hazards:

  • About 5 typhoons per year on average.

  • Floods, Tsunami’s, Earthquakes, Droughts.



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Religion

  • There is no official religion!!! Atheism is enforced by the government!

  • People there are Taoist, Buddhist, Muslim, and Christian.


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Human and Environmental Interaction

  • Air pollution from coal reliance.

  • Acid Rain

  • Water shortages in the North

  • Water pollution

  • Deforestation


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Movement:

  • Railways

  • Highways

  • Waterways

  • Pipelines

  • Ports and Harbors

  • Airports:

    489 total

    324 are paved

    165 are unpaved


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Illicit Drugs:

  • Heroin- Traded through The Golden Triangle.

  • Domestic drug abuse is a problem.

  • Methamphetamine precursors are produced here.

    Chemicals used to produce Methamphetamines are called precursors.


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Region:

  • East Asia


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