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geography of carribbean
What distinguished the carribbean from the latin americas?
explains position in the world
what makes up the greater antilles?
cuba, hispanola, puerto rico, and jamaica
geograph of greater antilles?
greatest percent of population located where?
what are the lesser antilles?
two arcs of small islands, volcanic activity due to diverging of two plates
what countries make up the rimland?
belize, guinea, sirname, and french guinea
geography of rimland?
causes of deforestation?
trees cut down for agriculture and construction, soils harvested many times
effects of deforestation?
soil erosion, reliance on wood and charcoal for fuel, water and air polution
when the migrant returns home with money
when the rest of the family begin to follow migrant
money sent home to families from migrants
the economic flight of carribbean peoples across the globe searching for better jobs, money, etc.
the ability to straddle livelihoods and maintain relationships between home and host countries
tendency of population patterns?
64% of population is urban
what country has the greatet populaton density?`
explain plantation america..
a cultural region on the coasts that were ruled by european elite who used african laborers to prouce agriculture for export
depends on prouction of one main crop
International monetary fund
loaning insititutions to developing countries with lending programs based on neoliberal market restructuring stipulations
islands that offer financial services that are typically confidential and tax exempt
two islands that really benefitted from offshore banking?
cayman islands and bermuda
runaway slaveds who establish communitie rich in african traditions
maroon communities important because?
preserved african culture, helped slaves escape, fought for political independence
the blending of afcan and european cultural practices
africans who intermingled with amerindians?
steel drum music in trinidad, bob maryley, etc.
creole coast and connection to US gulf coast?
afican religious practices spread to americas with slaves (voodoo, santeria, obeah)
haitian slave revolt?
independence didnt help prosper, high infant mortality rate, low life expectandy, flash floods
British colonies today?
cayman islands, turks and caicos, anguilla, monserrat, bermuda
french departments today?
martinique, guadeloupe, french guiana
Federation of Dutch Antilles today?
curacao, bonaire, st. martin, saba, and st. eustatius
what happend with the monroe doctrine?
wouldnt allow eurpean military movement in western hemisphere
powrful countries directly or indirectly control smaller or weaker colonies
Puerto Rico as a commonwealth?
us territory, citizenship but no voting rights, low education, high crime, free to move back and fourth
cubas communist revolt?
fidel castro backed by USSR
cuban missle crisis of 1962?
missles found on cuban soil, eventually removed