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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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