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Regions Overview. Semester Course. Sub-Saharan Africa. Located beneath the Sahara Desert Region with largest number of countries Mostly tribal Economically and politically unstable Major problems include nationalism, HIV/AIDS, deforestation, poverty, lack of education. South Asia.

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Regions overview

Regions Overview

Semester Course


Sub saharan africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Located beneath the Sahara Desert

  • Region with largest number of countries

  • Mostly tribal

  • Economically and politically unstable

  • Major problems include nationalism, HIV/AIDS, deforestation, poverty, lack of education


South asia
South Asia

  • India major country

  • World’s second largest population

  • Religious issues between Muslims and Hindus

  • Major issues include Kashmir region, Afghanistan, HIV/AIDS, over population, caste system


Asia or the far east
Asia or the Far East

  • China, Japan, Taiwan and the Koreas

  • China has largest population in the world

  • Kim Jong Ill in North Korea

  • Taiwan and China and border disputes

  • Mongolia is least densley populated country in the world


Europe
Europe

  • Two major sub-regions of East and West

  • Major historical issues like WWI and WWII

  • Major issues include population decline, EU, disparity between East and West

  • 3rd largest population cluster in the world


Eurasia
Eurasia

  • Dominate country is Russia but also the “stans”

  • Former Soviet Union area

  • Current issues are related to USSR and that impact

  • Economically struggling but fairly high level of devlopment


Islam
Islam

  • Countries in Middle East, North Africa and Western South Asia that are dominately Muslim

  • No real separation between church and state recognized

  • Major issues include terrorism, Israel, Iraq, Oil, lack of natural resources and water


Latin america
Latin America

  • Consists of Central and Southern America and the Caribbean

  • Area previously controlled by Spain and Portugal

  • Current issues include political instability, growing anti-US governments, poverty, lack of education, deforestation


Australia and oceania
Australia and Oceania

  • Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Islands

  • Major issues include poverty, indigenous people and environmental distruction


North america
North America

  • U.S, Mexico and Canada

  • US is dominate country

  • Canada’s issues include separatism and US

  • Mexico’s issues are poverty, disparity with US, NATO

  • US deals with immigration, terrorism, world power


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