Cultural features, such as the regions to show associations or activities that can change with dominance of a particular language or religion, can also be distance, such as the spatial extent of a sports team's fan base used to define formal regions.
The commuter shed of a major metropolitan area such as divided into Flemish-speaking Flanders and French-speaking Los Angeles can be found in Belgium.
It can be useful for Wallonia to limit such regions.
Many of the maps in this book are used for planning transportation or simply thinking about the regions.
Different scales can be used to define the earlier Regions.
The 12 regional chapters in this book are based on the boundaries shown here.
The striped pattern on the map designates countries or areas within countries that are treated in more than one chapter.
Chapter 10, Central Asia, and Chapter 11, East Asia discuss western China.
Three countries on the South American continent are discussed as part of the Caribbean region because of their close cultural similarities to that island region.
Over centuries, the expansion of a globalized economy is happening.
The boundaries of these regions can cause environmental problems around the world.
It made sense for firms to conduct business through interna to divide Europe into east and west during the Cold War.
The collapse of the Soviet Union and the expansion of the European Union resulted in the search for natural resources.
The divide became less meaningful because of the landscapes and resources used in the 2000s.
Working by only small groups of local peoples creates regions that global commodities can be exploited and traded in the world, with some states fitting better into the marketplace.
On a larger scale, globalization is an important way to explore the wide environmental problems such as climate change, air impacts of globalization on environments, cultures, politics, and water pollution.
The focus of the next section is through and development.
It can create deep and serious social tensions between traditional and new cultures.
The effects of globalization can be seen around the world.
Even in remote villages in developing countries.
In a small village in southwestern India, a rural family earns a few dollars a week by cultures are now more and more linked through commerce, renting out viewing time on its globally linked television set.
The current degree of planetary integration is stronger than ever, even though earlier forms of globalization existed.
Economic activities may be the major driving force behind globalization, but the consequences affect all aspects of land and life: human settlement patterns, cultural attributes, political arrangements, and social development are all undergoing profound change.
Globalization has an impact on the planet's physical environment because natural resources are now global commodities.
Financial decisions made thousands of miles away have far-reaching consequences for Earth's health.
For example, gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon is profitable for the corporations involved and even for individual miners, but it may ruin biologically rich ecosystems and threaten indigenous communities.
Globalization is a way of connecting people and places.
Others are more complex.
An understanding of the many different shapes, forms, and scales of these interactions is a key component of the study of world geography.
Some would say that fast-food franchises are dispersed around the world.
The role of women in society and the intervention of the world's cities are changing expectations about human corrupting.
Although these foods may seem harm of nongovernmental organizations, they globalization that may have far-reaching effects on cultural are also expressions of less to North Americans because of their familiarity.
Even multina world has an impact on U.S. culture.
Corporations have learned to pay attention to the local immigrant population in the United States.
The interna locale is the process of modifying an introduced globalized tionalization of American food and music and the multiple product or service to accommodate local tastes or cultural languages spoken in U.S. cities.
Shrimp burgers may be served with Big Macs at Mcdonald's in Japan.
The media give a lot of attention to the rapid ments.
The spread of Western consumer culture, nonmaterial culture numbers of people from all parts of the world are now dispersed through globalization.
The UN estimates that there are nearly 250 million immigrants in the world and that flung places are often startled to hear locals speak.
The regions of origin were designated as Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Control over the movement of goods and capital is not the same as control over the movement of people.
The flow of immigrants is propelled by demographic changes in regions where there is a need for labor and economic development in areas with aging populations.
There are important components of globalization.
The process of globalization is not restricted by national boundaries.
The creation of the United Nations following World War II is seen by many as a sign of globalization, but one needs only to look around to find expressions of global culture within their own neighborhood.
In Metropolitan Washington, DC, the emergence of the Soviet States coincides with the emergence of the Ethiopia in the United States.
War blocs slowed integration.
The number of immigrants from Africa to Europe increased from 26 to 9,000,000.
Caribbean economies are becoming more focused on drug transshipments and the laundering of drug money due to the fact that areas that do not directly produce drugs are involved in their global sale and transshipment.
Gambling, prostitution, and pornography have become profitable global businesses.