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Social Order in the Spanish New World | Essays | When Worlds Collide | PBS

Social Order in the Spanish New World | Essays | When Worlds Collide | PBS | Geography | Scoop.it
To preserve their wealth, power, and privileges, the Spanish created a caste-like system, the "Sistema de Castas," with Spaniards in the top group. Others were ranked below based on their percentage of Spanish blood.
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Mexico and Central America / Regions / Ford Foundation

Mexico and Central America / Regions / Ford Foundation | Geography | Scoop.it
Making worldwide grants in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States
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Ice ages: Why North America is key to their coming and going

Ice ages: Why North America is key to their coming and going | Geography | Scoop.it
Scientists have long tried to figure out what causes the ebb and flow of ice ages. New data suggests a novel explanation for why the mile-thick blankets of ice retreat so quickly: They become too heavy.
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Costa Rica Monitors Increased Militarization in Central America

Costa Rica Monitors Increased Militarization in Central America | Geography | Scoop.it
As Costa Rica prepares to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the abolition of her armed forces on December 1st, her Central American neighbors are allocating more resources to their military…
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Interesting, wonder why?

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New Zealand’s World Dairy Dominance Becomes Achilles Heel

New Zealand’s World Dairy Dominance Becomes Achilles Heel | Geography | Scoop.it
New Zealand is finding that its greatest strength is also its Achilles heel.
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The African Safari, Reinvented -- National Geographic

The African Safari, Reinvented -- National Geographic | Geography | Scoop.it
Beyond the game drive, new ways to experience the classic African safari.
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Country Profile – Kazakhstan | Central Asian Republics

Country Profile – Kazakhstan | Central Asian Republics | Geography | Scoop.it
USAID is the government agency providing U.S. economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide for more than 40 years.
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Western Europe and the British Isles

Western Europe and the British Isles | Geography | Scoop.it
Castles, military sights, must-see cities, shopping opportunities and legendary golf courses are among the highlights, as is surprisingly beautiful coastal scenery in Western Europe's cruising area.
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Soldier ‘maps’ out his deployment

Soldier ‘maps’ out his deployment | Geography | Scoop.it
mjo By Sgt. Scott Raper, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Public Affairs Specialist BAGHDAD, Iraq— Everything is changing in Iraq.  For U.S. Forces in theater, staying aware of these changes is c...
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I was tasked to map out the draw down of U.S. forces leaving Iraq.

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Poland: A new promised land

Poland: A new promised land | Geography | Scoop.it
The tables have now turned for job seekers in Europe. As austerity and unemployment drives young people from Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece in search of work, Poland is rapidly becoming an attractive destination for international job hunters.
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Digital History

Digital History | Geography | Scoop.it
Digital History enhances history teaching and research through primary sources, an online textbook, extensive reference resources, and interactive materials.
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Complete history of spain and the new world

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About North America : Discovery Channel

About North America : Discovery Channel | Geography | Scoop.it
North America is a landmark, seven-part natural history series from Discovery Channel that kicks off Sunday, May 19 at 9|8c.
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Report: Central American Solar Markets Spurred On by High Electricity Prices : Greentech Media

Report: Central American Solar Markets Spurred On by High Electricity Prices : Greentech Media | Geography | Scoop.it
GTM Research publishes a new report on growth in unsubsidized Central American PV markets.
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me and my wife are really big into green tech.  This is really interesting.

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Aboriginal Australians - Photo Gallery

Aboriginals had the continent to themselves for 50,000 years. Today they make up less than 3 percent of the population, and their traditional lifestyle is disappearing. Almost. In the homelands the ancient ways live on.
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I have always been interested in the history of Australia.  You hear so little about this place.  The sad think is when you final do hear about what is going on in Austrlia, it's about Sindey or the great down under never about the indigious people of the land. 

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beautiful photos
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Will Africa ever benefit from its natural resources?

Will Africa ever benefit from its natural resources? | Geography | Scoop.it
As new discoveries of coal, oil and gas across different parts of Africa look set to transform global energy markets, will the economies of those countries also benefit?
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This is a question that I have been asking for a very long time

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British Isles (islands, Europe)

British Isles (islands, Europe) | Geography | Scoop.it
Group of islands off the northwestern coast of Europe. The group consists of two main islands, Great Britain and Ireland, and numerous smaller islands and island groups, including the Hebrides, the Shetland...
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What Is GIS? | Geographic Information Systems

A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.
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An amazing system!!!

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