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The Italians who want to be Austrian

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It is Italy's richest province, and has been part of the country for almost 100 years - but some in South Tyrol just do not feel fully Italian.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 14, 2012 9:18 AM

While the idea of everyone of the same nationality belonging to the same country might be considered an ideal situation, the world's ethnic geography is too jumbled to create perfect nation-states.  South Tyrol is a part of Italy that is one of those places with mixed a ethnic, linguistic and political heritage.  By different criteria, many of the residents could be considered German, Austrian or Italian or a combination of the them.  Since the Euro Zone fiscal crisis, the push for political autonomy in South Tyrol has intensified, in part because this region has avoided the crisis and is economically fairing better than the rest of Italy.  


Questions to Ponder: How do political borders reveal and conceal "the truth" about places on either side of the line?  What elements are a part of a regions heritage?  Can regions have multiple, overlapping heritages?  How does devolution impact the whole country?  


Tags: Italy, states, autonomy, ethnic, language, devolution.

Scarpaci Human Geography's curator insight, December 14, 2012 11:13 AM

Questions to Ponder: How to political borders reveal and conceal "the truth" about places on either side of the line?  What elements are a part of a regions heritage?  Can regions have multiple, overlapping heritages?  How does devolution impact the whole country?

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, November 30, 2014 8:14 PM

Being an eighth Tyrolean, I remember my great uncles and other family members complaining about this at every family reunion. Newer generations in my family would refer to themselves as Italian, and the arguments would ensue. That being said, it is no surprise that those living in what was once Tyrol have faced conflict. Historically, peoples with languages, cultural heritages, or religions that differ from the rest of a country usually hold grievances. During the time of Mussolini, Italians were encouraged to move to the northern reaches and Italian was forcibly taught in the school systems. Italy's past of forcing the Austrian speaking Tyroleans to assimilate into a more Italian culture may remain, but fortunately, they have worked to preserve their culture. The bilingual nature of this region allows for the people to thrive in business and tourism. Unfortunately, this autonomous state is facing dark times as Italy's financial crisis puts pressure on South Tyrol by increasing taxes. Many see this as a continuation of Italian oppression on a not so Italian demographic. 

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Graphic: Out of Africa – Did the Colonial Powers ever Really Leave? | Graphics | News | National Post

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Africa may have achieved independence, but the old colonial ties are still important as France’s decision to send troops to Mali to fight Islamist extremists shows.
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Neo-colonialism?

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Central Place Theory

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This powerpoint explains very well how central place theory works and a little about what it is. It really depend my understanding.

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Q4 home construction permits rise sharply - The Local

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The number of new homes under construction in Switzerland rose to 75,600 units in the fourth quarter of 2012, up 12.5 percent from the same period a year earlie

The construction of new homes in Switzerland rose 71 percent since 2011. big cities such as Geneva and Basel are growing and new houses need to be built. The countries largest cities contiune to grow and there is an increase of construction.

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Zimbabwe: Reviving the paprika industry after years of recession

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Zimbabwe is attempting to revive their economy with the help of the paprika industry. Paprika is a major crop in Zimbabwe, but declined during the recession and land reforms. However, Zimbabweans are now trying to revamp their paprika production to put them back on the paprika map with other major paprika exporters like China, India and Peru, which may in turn boost their economy. 

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Agriculture or economic development ?

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Pimps force Mexican women into prostitution in U.S.

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Agricultural sales were not as great as expected and is hoped to make changes in production. Investors are needed to make a difference. 

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Is 'Mexico Barbie' a stereotype or stylish? 

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Poor Mexico Barbie. She just wants to teach girls “about the culture, traditions and ancestral dress of Mexico,” according to her online description. Little did she know her two possessions, a passport and a Chihuahua, would stir up an argument over cultural diversity.

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Priya Sorot's comment, April 14, 2013 10:14 AM
If the Barbie's are fun to enjoy any play with for little kids, then why is a passport such a big deal? This can actually motivate young children to grow up, travel around the world, and make new relations with different people from many countries around the world. It's not like this is a real passport. Kids actually playing with the Barbies probably don't even understand what it is and what it does. it's the adults who are having the issues.
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The Walmart at Short Pump has opened a Virginia's Finest shop inside, and it is the first of its kind in Virginia. Walmart is trying to promote locally grown products.

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Outside Venezuela’s capital, power outages, food shortages, unfinished projects abound

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Salvador is propspering in Brazil. There are automobile plants which have been providing a lot of jobs. The unemployment rate is decreasing in Brazil.

 

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Why the Philippines will become great again - Manila Standard Today

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Why the Philippines will become great again Manila Standard Today While he did emphasize that geography shouldn't be used to determine and predict a nation's future, it sure can give us an understanding of the events that transpired in a nation's...
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This article discuses how the Philippines are on the rise to becoming a great global economic player. This article begins by talking about how geography and situation play huge roles in the fate of economies, and how they may account for many similarites and differences between economies globally. The Philippines have traditionally not had very lucky geography for a sucessful economy, with their country being very fragmented not only physically, but culturally and politcally due to the 120 different languages that are spoken within it. However, the Phillipines have been blessed with the tap into many great resources, as well as incredible agricultural lands, leading the writer of this article to believe that they will be able to become a major player in the global economy.

 

This relates to human geography because it discusses development and the processes and factors that go into it in less developed countries. It is very important to be able to analyze and understand these factors. 

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FIFA bans Sierra Leone’s Kewullay Conteh for match fixing in Italy

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FIFA has informed Sierra Leone’s Football Association that Kewullay Conteh an international footballer in Italy’s Serie A can not play the game for 20 months. . The 35-year-old is among..."

FIFA, an international orginization, has banned this man from playing in it's games

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For investors, Southeast Asia touts alternatives to China's workshop

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As China grapples with a steady rise in labor costs and a slump in consumer demand, Southeast Asian countries are scrambling to upgrade their infrastructure and sweeten investment policies to lure foreign firms. Companies from Japan, Taiwan, and the United States have been expanding in Southeast Asia over the past five years, giving the region what officials say is added economic clout as an alternative to China. “This is something like additional icing or a bonus for companies that are seeking
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Energizer expects synergies between Madagascar graphite and coal projects

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Dredging Today – Port of Cork Outlines Development Plans (Ireland)

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The Port Of Cork is interested in making a new port. They will be developing a deeper cargo bay, as well as increasing port related jobs. They still need to develop quite a few things including a deep water container terminal.

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Although most of the U.S has forgotten this conflict in the South China Sea in light of more pressing threats from North Korea, the conflict has still progressed and Brunei as the head of ASEAN is trying to reach an agement with several countries all of who which claim the island as theirs.

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Indian industry posts slow growth

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India's industrial output wasn't as high as economists expected.  This is surprising considering India's size.

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How Code-Switching Explains The World : NPR

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The way we mix languages and speech patterns is an apt metaphor for the way race, ethnicity and culture intersect in our lives. Introducing our new blog, Code Switch.
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Lithuanians will not sell good grain to Libyans - The Lithuania Tribune

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I forgot to mention in the earlier post that though this is old news it's importance is staggering. Wheat is Lithuania's main export along with pork to Russia. During Russia's ban on imported wheat during a heat wave it affected the pork industry as well, and even though Lithuanian farmers were struggling with the heat on their own farms and exports they still refused to sell to Libya not only because they were waiting for things to pick back up with Russia but becuase the grain that did survive the drought was still too good a quality of grain coveted by other EU countries.

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allAfrica.com: Zimbabwe: Beef Industry Under Threat

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The Zimbabwean beef industry is facing a major problem because it is now cheaper to buy imported chicken than Zimbabwean beef. The cattle farmers in Zimbabawe are already facing difficulties like disease and poor organization, but they still maintain a high standard for their products. However, Zimbabweans are not intrested because of their price, causing the beef industry to decline. 

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10 of the Most Dangerous Journeys to Schools Around the World

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"Many of us have heard the stories of how our parents or grandparents had to walk miles in the snow to get to school. Perhaps some of these tales were a tad embellished, but we got the point. A lot of American kids have the luxury of being driven in a warm car or bus to a good school nearby. This is not the case for the children in this gallery.

The photos you are about to see are snapshots of the treacherous trips kids around the world take each day to get an education. Considering there are currently 61 million children worldwide who are not receiving an education—the majority of which are girls—these walks are seen as being well worth the risk.

In the above photo, students in Indonesia hold tight while crossing a collapsed bridge to get to school in Banten village on January 19, 2012.Flooding from the Ciberang river broke a pillar supporting the suspension bridge, which was built in 2001."


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Rebecca Farrea's curator insight, September 11, 2013 2:52 PM

It is sad what so many children must endure and go through in order to get an education.  I wonder if these bridges and structures have been fixed.  61 million children not receiving an education is 61 million too many.

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Lena Minassian's curator insight, April 13, 2:55 PM

This is really hard to see. Children shouldn't have a hard journey getting to school to get an education and better their lives. These photos are from ten places around the world with the most dangerous journeys to school. This isn't a topic that even comes to mind because many of us living in the United States have had the luxury of being driven to school or riding a bus and we take that simple drive for granted. One of the photos is from Indonesia where students have to cross a collapsing bridge to get to school. The image shows them hanging on for dear life while trying not to fall in the water underneath them. There was a flood that broke the pillar holding this bridge up and it was never fixed after that. What happens when that bridge fully collapses? There needs to be a better way to get these kids to school. These children shouldn't have to suffer with getting their education for situations that are out of their control. 

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Thinking like a Geographer

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WARNING! This video contains explicit geographical scenes that may offend the non-worldy-wise.
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