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1 ASIA Geographical Basic Overview and Contemporary Issues Ms. Ramos

2 Imp Basics Largest continent 30% world’s land 44 states Most populated- 60% wpop China & India Ms. Ramos

3 World’s: Tallest mtn: Mt Everest (Nepal & China) Lowest point: Dead Sea (Israel/Jordan) Longest coastline Deepest lake: Lake Baykal Ms. Ramos

4 Climate N Asia: COLD winters, warm/hot summers India & Indochina: winters mild, tropical & subtropical, monsoon SE Asia: tropical & rainy China: cold winter & hot summer SW Asia: HOT summer, winter vary-elevation Ms. Ramos

5 Agriculture Most imp economic activity 60% pop- farming Paddy rice- #1 crop & staple food Sm meat consumption No hog: Muslim Cow sacred: Hindu Ms. Ramos 44_440.php

6 Trade Japan #1 manufacture in cont Exports high value compared to bulk SW Asia produces ¼ world’s petroleum Goods imported/exported= 1/3 world’s foreign trade Japan ¼ continent trade Ms. Ramos html

7 People & Asia China- lgst pop 100s languages Religion Hindu (1/5) Muslim Buddhism Christian Jews Ms. Ramos billion.html

8 Useful inventions Coinage- monetary system (Lydia) Parchment & paper Wheelbarrow Gunpowder porcelain Ms. Ramos

9 Current Issues

10 Religious Conflict Muslim & Jews (Middle East) Uyghur (China) Ms. Ramos %2Fgroup%2Fqueerjihad%2Fauth%3Fd one%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fgroups %2Eyahoo%2Ecom%252Fgroup%252Fq ueerjihad%252Fmessage%252F6845 /

11 Nuclear Proliferation Ms. Ramos

12 Women’s Rights Ms. Ramos /

13 Environmentalism Ms. Ramos

14 Make sure to remember to process your notes on the left side! Refer to your yellow notebook handout and the website for ideas. Ms. Ramos


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