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