Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities, 11th Edition (Fellmann)

Chapter 12: The Political Ordering of Space

Internet Exercises

1. Using the maps in the Base Map Collection of this Online Learning Center, pick a region of the world and make a list of the geographic strengths and weaknesses of 10 countries in terms of size, shape, location, and boundaries. Which countries are most disadvantaged?

2. The World Trade Organization (WTO) has been the focus of tremendous criticism by anti-globalization activists. Using the material on the WTO website, make a list of ten things that the WTO does or promotes. Then, using resources online and in your library, compile reasons why advocacy groups support or criticize those policies.

3. Click here to look at a graph of the top 20 countries in terms of boundary lengths. Given the countries on the list, does length of boundary seem to be a benefit or a drawback? Use the resources on the site to look at other geographic characteristics as well.

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