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Chapter 41. II. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY. II. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY. A. Agriculture. Agriculture Most of the people of the region are involved in agriculture. A. Agriculture.

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Chapter41

II. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY


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II. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

A. Agriculture


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Agriculture

Most of the people of the region are involved in agriculture


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A. Agriculture

Thailand, March 2002: Rice paddies cover much of Northern Thailand, where the farmers are often too poor to consume their own product of Jasmine Rice, which the government exports to wealthy nations

In humid-tropical and humid-subtropical

climates – rice is the principal food crop


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A. Agriculture

Rice is grown in water-covered fields

called paddies


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A. Agriculture

The rice paddies produce most of the

region’s food


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A. Agriculture

Export crops include rubber, tea, coffee,

coconuts, sugarcane, and various spices


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A. Agriculture

In humid-continental and steppe climates,

wheat is the main food crop


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A. Agriculture

Deserts and high-plateau areas - flocks of

sheep and other animals are raised





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B. Fishing mouths

Local food supply depends upon freshwater fish


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B. Fishing mouths

Several Asian nations have huge fishing fleets


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C. Forests mouths


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C. Forests mouths

Forest resources are divided into two types



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Tropical rain forests of Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines have been depleted by logging

C. Forests


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D. Mineral and energy resources the Philippines have been depleted by logging


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D. Mineral and energy resources the Philippines have been depleted by logging

Some of the most abundant mineral resources are tin, tungsten, coal, and iron ore


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D. Mineral and energy resources the Philippines have been depleted by logging

More than half of the world’s tin is found in the region


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The region has more than 1/3 the Philippines have been depleted by loggingrd of the world’s supply of tungsten

D. Mineral and energy resources


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Indonesia, Brunei, and Malaysia are major producers and exporters of oil

D. Mineral and energy resources


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Japan and China are the region’s major economic powers exporters of oil

E. Industrialization


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Newly Industrialized Countries (NICs) - characterized by rapid economic growth – China, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia

E. Industrialization


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Other nations - Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Mongolia— have poorly developed economies

E. Industrialization


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E. Industrialization have poorly developed economies

Rapid industrialization has a great effect in the region


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There has been large-scale migration of people from rural areas to cities

E. Industrialization


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Problems created include: areas to cities

growth of shantytowns (slums)

sewage problems

traffic congestion

E. Industrialization


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Industrialization has led to severe industrial pollution of rivers, air, and coast-lines

E. Industrialization