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East Asia

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What is an archipelago? A chain or group of islands
Earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes are caused by movement of the earth's tectonic plates
Winds from the Gobi bring dust storms to parts of China and Mongolia
The Japan Current is an ocean current that keeps the climate of Japan temperate
The ____ form a natural barrier between Mongolia and China. Altay Mountains
East Asia consists of which countries? China, Japan, North and South Korea, Taiwan, and Mongolia
East Asia’s rivers provide important transportation systems and support fertile farmlands
A tsunami usually is the result of a nearby underwater earthquake
What is the Plateau of Tibet? East Asia’s highest plateau region
What are China’s main waterway systems? the Yellow, the Xi, and the Yangtze Rivers, and the Grand Canal
A ____ is a powerful, hurricane-like storm in the western Pacific. typhoon
Mongolia is the only country in East Asia that is landlocked
Which statement about the coastal regions of East Asia is accurate? They are home to the world’s busiest deep-sea fishing industry.
Which religion is found in Japan only? Shintoism
Many Japanese practice more than one religion
The population in East Asia is concentrated in urban areas, river valleys, and coastal plains
Massive migration to East Asian urban areas has created farm labor shortages in the region
On what was Confucius’ system of thought based? discipline and moral conduct
From the 1890s to the 1940s, Japan built an empire that included all of the above
After its defeat in World War II, Japan faced economic ruin
Communist governments in China and North Korea strongly discourage religious practices.
During the mid-1900s people of North Korea invaded South Korea
After World War II, Korea was divided into American-backed South Korea and communist North Korea.
Where did East Asian culture begin? China
During the 1800s Japan at first resisted contact with the West.
What happened not long after trade opened between Japan and the United States? Rebel samurai forces ends shogun rule
Which of the following has been a serious cost of industrialization in East Asia? a lack of trade with other nations outside East Asia
To make up for the farm labor shortage, South Korea uses modern equipment and more efficient farming techniques.
The North Korean communist government controls crop production and distribution.
The Three Gorges Dam project is China’s attempt to control flooding.
How did Taiwan develop a successful export economy? by investing profits from agriculture in manufacturing industries
Mongolian factories primarily process livestock and farm products.
What is the purpose of the organization known as APEC? to make trade among member countries efficient and fair
After coming to power in 1949, the communist government of China used governmental controls to boost industrial output.
The Chinese territories of Macau and Hong Kong are centers of trade.
From what direction does the Japan Current flow, and what part of Japan does it affect? South. Southern and Southeastern parts of Japan
Where does the Kuril Current originate? The Barren Sea
If you wanted to avoid cold weather, which part of Japan would you choose to live in, and why? South because the Japan current brings warmer weather to the southern part of Japan
Created by: jalynn.davis