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    • Countries By: Lauren Dombkoski South Korea Finland Germany India Puerto Rico The Bahamas Northern Ireland
    • The Bahamas
    • Map of the Bahamas Key: Capital City Large City Mountain
    • The Bahamas
      • Size: 5,382 square miles
      • Slightly smaller than the state of Connecticut
      • Location: In the North Atlantic Ocean on the Eastern edge of the Carribbean
      • Just 45 miles Southeast of Florida
      • Population: 305,655 people
    • The Bahamas Climate Month Temp(°F) Temp(°C) January 70 21 February 70 21 March 72 22 April 76 24 May 77 25 June 80 27 July 82 28 August 82 28 September 81 27 October 78 26 November 75 24 December 70 21
    • Geographic Features
      • The Bahamas are made up by roughly seven hundred islands, as well as about two thousand rock formations, islets, and cays. Nassau is located on New Providence Island which is the most densely populated island (60%). The rest of the inhabited islands are known as the Family Islands. Most of these islands are long, narrow, and outlined by coral reefs.
      • The Bahamas are located in southwestern area of the North Atlantic Ocean, between the Atlantic and the Caribbean Sea. None of the islands of The Bahamas are large enough to support large rivers of streams but there are many small streams on the islands.
      • The Bahamas are full of flora and fauna. The only small mammals that live on the Bahamas are the raccoon and the hutia. The larger mammals consist of wild donkeys, wild boar, and horses. Mammals that live off the coast of the Bahamas are the whale and the dolphin. The reptiles of The Bahamas are the rock iguana, the terrapin, and the Hawksbill turtle. An indigenous bird of The Bahamas is the flamingo. The flora of The Bahamas is similar to Florida and Cuba. Lignum vitae, Mahogany, Caribbean pine, Candlewood, and Red Cedar are some native trees. Shrubs like Cascarilla, Strong back or Yellow Elder and various palms are also native. Some native wild fruit trees are Pigeon plum, Coco plum, Sea grape, Tamarind, Sugar apple, and Guava.
      Hutia Rock Iguana Hawksbill Turtle Yellow Elder Sea Grape Sugar Apple
    • History
      • The first inhabitants of the Bahamas were the Arawak Indians. Columbus first came to the New World when he landed on the island of San Salvador on Oct. 12, 1492. The British were the first to build settlements on the islands. The Bahamas became a Crown colony from 1717 until they were granted self-government in 1964. The Bahamas became an independent nation on July 10, 1973.
      • The Raid of the Nassau took place in Feb. 1720 when a Spanish army attempted to invade the settlement of Nassau during the War of the Quadruple Alliance. Nassau quickly prepared by making Fort Nassau. Not much fighting took place when the Spanish arrived and they left shortly after.
    • Political
      • Government: Parliamentary Democracy
      • Governor: Arthur Foulkes
      • Prime Minister: Hubert Ingraham
      • Ambassador to the United States: Cornelius Smith
      Arthur Foulkes Cornelius Smith Hubert Ingraham
    • Economy
      • Industry: Tourism
      • Exports: Pharmaceuticals, rum, crawfish, and cement.
      • Imports: Consumer goods
      • Major Trade Partners: United States, United Kingdom, and Canada
      • Economic Status: Ranked 128
      • Trade Associations: Chambers of Commerce in Bahamas
    • Daily Life
      • Standard of Living: High
      • Literacy: About 95% of people in The Bahamas are literate
      • Internet Usage: Only 31.5% of the population uses the internet.
    • Clothing
      • The Bahamas don’t really have traditional clothing. The people of The Bahamas usually wear anything that is light and will keep them cool.
    • Traditions and Customs
      • When meeting someone in The Bahamas it is very important to shake their hand, smile, and use direct eye contact.
      • Every year in The Bahamas they hold the Junkanoo. The Junkanoo is a colorful and loud parade with much dancing and partying.
    • Religions of The Bahamas
      • Many people of The Bahamas follow the Protestant religion or the Roman Catholic Church. The most popular Protestant denominations followed in The Bahamas are Baptist and Anglican. Obeah is an African system of belief in spirits that is also followed by some people of The Bahamas.
    • Food
      • The most common thing to eat in The Bahamas is seafood. A typical meal in The Bahamas consists of crab and rice. A popular breakfast meal is boiled fish and grits.
      Seafood Boiled Fish and Grits
    • Music and Dance
      • Popular dances in The Bahamas consist of the Bahamian Quadrille and the Heel and Toe Polka. Many of the dances are accompanied by rake and scrape music.
      • Music in The Bahamas is made by saxophones and electric guitars. However, the people of The Bahamas can make music out of anything.
    • Bahamian Words
      • Arawakan and Caribbean words such as avocado, barbecue, buccaneer, canoe, cannibal, hurricane, iguana and maize have become part of the English language.
      Avocado Maize Iguana
    • Finland
    • Map of Finland Key: Capital City Large City Mountain
    • Finland
      • Size: 130,128 square miles
      • Slightly larger than the state of Montana
      • Location: In Northern Europe. Finland is bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland. Finland is between Sweden and Russia.
      • Population: 5,338,395 people
    • Finland Climate
      • Month Temp(°F) Temp(°C)
      • January 21 -6
      • February 20 -7
      • March 26 -4
      • April 37 3
      • May 48 9
      • June 57 14
      • July 64 18
      • August 61 16
      • September 53 12
      • October 42 6
      • November 34 1
      • December 27 -3
    • Geographic Features
      • Torne River, Lijoki River, and Oulu River.
      • Arctic foxes, wolverines, and the Beluga Whale are all from Finland.
      • Pines and Spruces are plants that are in Finland.
      Arctic Foxes Beluga Whale Wolverine
    • History
      • The original people of Finland were the Lapps. When more people started coming from Siberia they moved the Lapps out of the Country.
      • Finland was very much involved in World War II. About 86,000 Finns died in the war. Finland was set back drastically because of the war. Many people were left homeless and many sources of income were gone.
    • Political
      • Government: Republic
      • President: Tarja Halonen
      • Prime Minister: Mari Kiviniemi
      • Ambassador to the United States: Pekka Lintu
      Tarja Halonen Pekka Lintu Mari Kiviniemi
    • Economy
      • Industry: Metal
      • Exports: Metal, electronics, engineering, and chemical products.
      • Imports: Consumer goods
      • Major Trade Partners: United States and many European Countries
      • Economic Status: Ranked 34
      • Trade Associations: Finland-Hong Kong
    • Daily Life
      • Standard of Living: High
      • Literacy: About 99% of people in Finland are literate
      • Internet Usage: 85.3% of the population uses the internet.
    • Clothing
      • The traditional clothing of Finland is a folk costume. The outfit consists of a shirt with a vest worn on top. Women wear a skirt on the bottom and men wear knee length pants called knickerbockers. Most of the clothes are made from wool and cotton.
      Many Finnish people in traditional clothing.
    • Traditions and Customs
      • When meeting someone of special importance, the people of Finland bow down in front of them.
      • Many people in Finland use a sauna. Using a sauna in Finland is a second nature.
    • Religions of Finland
      • People of Finland believe in the supernatural world that was transformed by some Christian influences. Many people of Finland belong to the Finland Orthodox Church, Russian Orthodox Church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
    • Food
      • Most food in Finland is made by stewing it for a long time. Fish and meat are usually the main dishes in Finland. Finnish foods also use whole meal products such as wheat products and berries.
    • Music and Dance
      • Most of the music in Finland is inspired by some kind of folk music. However, Finland is entering a stage of contemporary music.
      • The main dance in Finland is folk dancing which is usually done with a partner or a group.
    • Ice Swimming
      • Finland is known for its ice and freezing weather. But did you know swimming through frozen ice water is a sport? People of Finland swim around a 25 meter track all for the glory of saying they swam through the icy water and lived to tell the story.
    • Germany
    • Map of Germany Key: Capital City Large City Mountain
    • Germany
      • Size: 137,847 square miles
      • Slightly smaller than the state of Montana
      • Location: In Northern Europe. Germany shares borders with Denmark, Baltic Sea, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, and the North Sea. Population: 81,879,976 people
    • Germany Climate
      • Month Temp(°F) Temp(°C)
      • January 31 -1
      • February 32 0
      • March 39 4
      • April 47 9
      • May 56 14
      • June 63 17
      • July 66 19
      • August 64 18
      • September 59 15
      • October 49 10
      • November 40 5
      • December 34 1
      Summer Spring Winter Autumn
    • Geographic Features
      • North European Plain and Harz Mountains
      • Elbe, Elms, Havel, and Isr Rivers
      • Elks, Wolves, and pheasants are animals of Germany.
      • Narcissus and flax are flowers in Germany
      Narcissus Flax
    • History
      • Germanic tribes which originated from a combination of peoples along the Baltic Sea coast inhabited the northern part of the European continent by about 500 B.C. By 100 B.C. The Germanic tribes had advanced into the central and southern areas of present-day Germany.
      • Germany is responsible for World War II because their leader, Adolf Hitler, caused Germany to go against the world to achieve the perfect society. Many innocent people were killed because of this war and for this war. The Holocaust was one of the most horrific times in our world.
      Adolf Hitler
    • Political
      • Government: Federal Republic
      • President: Christian Wulff
      • Chancellor: Angela Merkel
      • Vice Chancellor: Guido Westerwelle
      • Ambassador to the United States: Klaus Scharioth
      Klaus Scharioth Guido Westerwelle Angela Merkel Christian Wulff
    • Economy
      • Industry: Engineering
      • Exports: Germany has the second largest export economy. Many of their exports come from their many major industries.
      • Imports: Fossil fuel such as oil and natural gases.
      • Major Trade Partners: United States, France, United Kingdom, European islands, and Eastern Asia.
      • Economic Status: Ranked 4
      • Trade Associations: Hanseatic League
    • Daily Life
      • Standard of Living: High
      • Literacy: About 99% of people in Germany are literate
      • Internet Usage: 75.5% of the population uses the internet.
    • Clothing
      • The women of Germany would wear in dirndl. This dress was a version of the folk costume. Each village had their own version of the dirndl.
      • The men of Germany would wear lederhosen which means leather trousers in German.
    • Traditions and Customs
      • Nikolaustag is celebrated on December 6. It is just like St. Nicholas Day here in America but it is taken very seriously in Germany.
    • Religions of Germany
      • Many people of Germany follow the Protestant or Roman Catholic Church. Although many people do follow some sort of religion, many people aren’t involved in any practice of religion.
    • Food
      • Bread is the main food at every meal along with sausages, cold cuts, cheese, vegetables, potatoes, and salad. Pork is the most consumed meat. Cabbage, beets, and turnips are indigenous vegetables of Germany.
    • Music and Dance
      • Music is said to be the life and blood of Germany. Some of the best composers ever have been from Germany. Germany has every type of music there is to offer.
      • The polka is a traditional dance of Germany. Ballet is a popular dance preformed by many in Germany
    • Beer
      • Germans love their beer. They rank second in the world for beer consumption. If you want a beer you show your thumb. Your first finger means 2 beers. Be careful how many fingers you hold up! It is cheap to buy beer in Germany but deciding is a different matter. There are 1,500 types of beer!
    • India
    • India Key: Capital City Large City Mountain
    • India
      • Size: 1,269,345 square miles
      • Slightly more than 1/3 of the United States
      • Location: In Southern Asia. India is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bay of Bengal, Pakistan, and the Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean. Population: 1,155,347,678 people
    • India Climate
      • Month Temp(°F) Temp(°C)
      • January 57 14
      • February 63 17
      • March 73 23
      • April 83 29
      • May 93 34
      • June 94 35
      • July 88 31
      • August 86 30
      • September 85 30
      • October 79 26
      • November 69 21
      • December 60 16
    • Geographic Features
      • The five main rivers in India are the Ganga, Saraswati, Sindhu, Godavari, Narmada, and Yamuna Rivers. Major lakes include Pushkar lake and Pichola lake.
      • There are about 15,00 types of flowers in India. Lotus is the national flower of India. Jasmine is also grown in India
      • India is home to the Asian elephant, Bengal tiger, and Indian Rhinoceros.
      People bathing in the Ganga river. Lotus Indian Rhinoceros Bengal Tiger Asian Elephant Jasmine
    • History
      • Historians have artifacts from years ago that came from India. Tribes of people have lived in India and slowly faded away. The many tribes helped shape India into the country it is today.
      • Gandhi was a man that lived in India that had the idea of solving problems peacefully. His ideas have influenced many nations.
    • Political
      • Government: Federal Republic
      • President: Pratibha Devisingh Patil
      • Vice President: Mohammad Hamid Ansari
      • Prime Minister: Manmohan Singh
      • Ambassador to the United States: Meera Shankar
      Pratibha Devisingh Patil Mohammad Hamid Ansari Manmohan Singh Meera Shankar
    • Economy
      • Industry: Telecommunications
      • Exports: Pearls, cotton, perfume oils, semi-precious stone, and sandalwood.
      • Imports: Glassware, wines, medicine, tin, copper, silverware, and clothing.
      • Major Trade Partners: Russia, United States, United Kingdom, and Germany
      • Economic Status: Ranked 11
      • Trade Association: Confederation of Indian Industry
    • Daily Life
      • Standard of Living: Low
      • Literacy: About 65.38% of people in India are literate
      • Internet Usage: Only 6.8% of the population uses the internet.
    • Clothing
      • Dhoti is the traditional clothing for men in India. It’s an unstitched piece of cloth wrapped along the waist and leg tied into a knot at the waist. Many men in India also wear a turban on their head.
      • The Sari is the traditional clothing for women in India. It is an unstitched piece of cloth that is draped over the women’s body into a dress.
    • Traditions and Customs
      • People of India have a traditional welcome. The guest is garlanded and tikka is placed on their forehead.
      • People in India bow down and touch the feet of their parents, teachers, and elders. While they are bowing, the elder places their hands on the head of the person and blesses them.
    • Religions of India
      • Most of the people of India follow the Hindu religion. The second most common religion followed in India is Muslim. Some people follow Christianity, Buddhism, and Jains
    • Food
      • Many people in India eat rice, wheat, barley, grain, maize, and millet. Many people of India are vegetarians because of their religions. Some religions of India do permit meat.
    • Music and Dance
      • Indian music has a strong connection to their beliefs, religions, and culture. The music and dance in India is a common way in which the people of India express themselves. There is two types of music in India, margi (classical), and desi (folk).
      • Dance in India is considered a form of art. Many movies in India consists of music and dancing.
    • Bollywood
      • Bollywood is the film industry in India. Many films in India have a lot of music and dancing and usually involve a love story.
    • Northern Ireland
    • Map of Northern Ireland Key: Capital City Large City Mountain
    • Northern Ireland
      • Size: 5,463 square miles
      • Slightly larger than Vermont
      • Location: In Northwestern Europe. Northern Ireland is located on and island. It’s bordered by Ireland and the North Channel.
      • Population: 1,685,267 people
    • Northern Ireland Climate
      • Month Temp(°F) Temp(°C)
      • January 40 5
      • February 41 5
      • March 44 7
      • April 47 9
      • May 51 11
      • June 56 14
      • July 59 15
      • August 59 15
      • September 56 14
      • October 51 11
      • November 45 7
      • December 42 6
    • Geographic Features
      • Uplands and low mountains
      • Lough Neagh is the largest freshwater lake in the United Kingdom and one of the largest in western Europe.
      • Two of the largest rivers, the Bann and the Foyle, are fronted by fertile lowland areas.
      • The western highlands are home to such species as St. Dabeoc’s heath, Irish spurge, Eriocaulon aquaticum, and the Irish orchid.
      • The Irish stoat and Irish hare live in Northern Ireland
      Lough Neagh St. Dabeoc’s Health Irish Spurge Irish Stoat Irish Hare
    • History
      • Originally the island of Ireland was very divided and had limited unity. Ireland had a hard time getting the power that they wanted. The struggle for power for Ireland was hard. David Lloyd George decided that give Ireland the home rule they always wanted. The Ireland act separated the island into 2 sections, Ireland and Northern Ireland.
      David Lloyd George
    • Political
      • Government: Part of the United Kingdom but has some power. Northern Ireland has the Northern Ireland Assembly
      Symbol for the Northern Ireland Assembly
    • Economy
      • Industry: Service
      • Exports: Textiles and Grain
      • Imports: Consumer goods
      • Major Trade Partners: England
      • Economic Status: Ranked 78
      • Trade Association: Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association
    • Daily Life
      • Standard of Living: Fair
      • Literacy: About 99% of people in Northern Ireland are literate
      • Internet Usage: Only 61% of the population uses the internet.
    • Clothing
      • Men of Northern Ireland would wear a plain kilt of pants with jacket and a folded cloak over their shoulder.
      • The women of Northern Ireland would wear dresses hand-embroidered with Celtic designs. They would wear shirts with lace collars under their dresses.
    • Traditions and Customs
      • Just like Ireland, Northern Ireland is very proud of the shamrock. The shamrock is a big symbol in the life of someone from Northern Ireland.
    • Religions of Northern Ireland
      • The people of Northern Ireland follow the Protestant religion because Edward VI and Elizabeth I have declared it the official religion of Northern Ireland.
    • Food
      • Many people eat porridge or oatmeal for breakfast. As a snack people will eat cookies of biscuits. For the main meal beef, chicken, pork, or lamb is eaten. Fish and chips and soup are popular quick meals.
    • Music and Dance
      • Music in Northern Ireland has strong sounds with definite beats that usually repeats in patterns.
      • Dancing in Northern Ireland can be preformed single of in large groups. It consists of jumping and patterns to the step of the music.
    • The Giant’s Causeway
      • The Giant's Causeway, situated on the North East coast of Northern Ireland, is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption.
      • Most of the basalt columns are hexagonal in shape
    • Puerto Rico
    • Map of Puerto Rico Key: Capital City Large City Mountain
    • Puerto Rico
      • Size: 3,515 square miles
      • Almost three times the size of Rhode Island
      • Location: In the Caribbean. Puerto Rico isn’t bordered by any other countries. Population: 3,967,288 people
    • Puerto Rico Climate
      • Month Temp(°F) Temp(°C)
      • January 74 24
      • February 74 24
      • March 75 24
      • April 77 25
      • May 79 26
      • June 81 27
      • July 81 27
      • August 81 27
      • September 81 27
      • October 81 27
      • November 79 26
      • December 76 25
    • Geographic Features
      • Rio Loco, Rio Duey, and Rio Corcho are all Rivers in Puerto Rico.
      • The panther, greater bulldog bat, and mongooses are animals in Puerto Rico.
      • Magas and queenswreaths are native flowers to Puerto Rico.
      Panther Maga Queenswreath Mongooses Bulldog Bat
    • History
      • The Taino Indians, who came from South America, inhabited a large portion of Puerto Rico. Columbus discovered the Island of Puerto Rico during his second voyage to America.
    • Political
      • Government: Commonwealth
      • Governor: Anibal Acevedo Vila
      Anibal Acevedo Vila
    • Economy
      • Industry: Manufacturing
      • Exports: Chemical, Chemical Products, machinery, and food.
      • Imports: chemicals, machinery, food, transport equipment, petroleum, instruments, clothing, and textiles.
      • Major Trade Partners: United States, The Netherlands, and Trinidad & Tobago
      • Economic Status: Ranked 92
      • Trade Association: Puerto Rico Department of Agricultre
    • Daily Life
      • Standard of Living: High
      • Literacy: About 94.1% of people in Puerto Rico are literate
      • Internet Usage: Only 25.3% of the population uses the internet.
    • Clothing
      • The men of Puerto Rico would wear baggy trousers with a light, baggy cotton shirt.
      • Women wear bright, bold dresses that have African influence.
    • Traditions and Customs
      • When the Christmas season begins, the people of Puerto Rico begin their caroling. They go around singing Spanish songs called aquinaldos and villancicos.
      • On January 5, children of Puerto Rico leave water, grass, and grain under their beds for the three wise men. In the morning, they find presents in their place.
    • Religions Puerto Rico
      • Most people of Puerto Rico are Protestant of Catholic. Also, many people practice brujeria. Brujeria was first brought to Puerto Rico by African slaves. Brujeria is the practice of witchcraft.
    • Food
      • People of Puerto Rico eat tropical fruits, vegetables, seafood, rice, beans, pork, cattle, and dried fruit. Also, fruit preserved in syrup is traditional.
      Dried Fruit Dried Peppers
    • Music and Dance
      • Puerto Rican music is a big part of their culture. Many parties involve lots of loud music and dancing. Their music is influenced by African percussions and Spanish beats.
      • The salsa and merengue are native dances to Puerto Rico.
    • Coqui
      • The unofficial mascot of the island is a tiny tree frog called 'Coqui', that is found only in Puerto Rico.
    • South Korea
    • Map of South Korea Key: Capital City Large City Mountain
    • South Korea
      • Size: 38,023 square miles
      • Slightly larger than the state of Indiana
      • Location: Occupies Southern half of the Korean Peninsula in eastern Asia. It is bordered by Northern Korea, Sea of Japan, East Sea, and Yellow Sea.
      • Population: 48,747,000 people
    • South Korea Climate
      • Month Temp(°F) Temp(°C)
      • January 23 -5
      • February 28 -2
      • March 39 4
      • April 52 11
      • May 63 17
      • June 71 22
      • July 77 25
      • August 80 27
      • September 70 21
      • October 57 14
      • November 44 7
      • December 30 -1
    • Geographic Features
      • Andong, Chungju, Jinyang, and Tangeum and all lakes in South Korea.
      • Hibiscus syriacus is a flower in South Korea.
      • Red squirrels and the sika deer are animals in South Korea
      Hibiscus Syriacus Sika Deer Red Squirrels
    • History
      • According to the legends of the Korean people, the god-king Tangun founded the Korean nation sometime around BC 2330.
      Tangun
    • Government
      • Government: Republic
      • President: Lee Myung-bak
      • Prime Minister: Kim Hwang-sik
      • Ambassador to the United States: Han Duk-soo
      Lee Myung-bak Han Duk-soo Kim Hwang-sik
    • Economy
      • Industry: Automobile
      • Exports: Textiles, iron, steel, and chemicals
      • Imports: Capital goods, raw materials, and industrial goods.
      • Major Trade Partners: China, United States, Japan, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore.
      • Economic Status: Ranked 13
      • Trade Association: Free Trade Agreement
    • Daily Life
      • Standard of Living: High
      • Literacy: About 97.9% of people in South Korea are literate
      • Internet Usage: 75.8% of the population uses the internet.
    • Clothing of South Korea
      • The Hanbok is South Korea’s clothing dating as far back as 57 B.C. Hanbok’s are separated into different categories according to their purpose: everyday clothes, ceremonial clothes, and special clothes. In recent decades South Korea has modernized their fashion. The Hanbok is now only used from special occasions.
    • Traditions and Customs
      • In many homes in South Korea, you take off your shoes before entiring the house.
      • When eating in South Korea you are to never point your chopsticks.
    • Religions of South Korea
      • In South Korea there is freedom to follow any religion. People follow a large variety of religions such as shamanism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and many other religions.
    • Food
      • At many meals, Korean people eat a bowl of white rice. They may also eat toast, eggs, soybeans, vegetable soup, fish, and meat. Kimch’I is the national dish of South Korea. Kimch’I is pickled vegetables.
      Kimch’l White Rice
    • Music and Dance
      • Music in South Korea is a combination of singing and storytelling by one vocalist accompanied by a traditional drum.
      • The two type of traditional dancing in South Korea is court dancing and folk dancing.
    • Gyeongbokgung Palace
      • The Gyeongbokgung Palace was built in 1395. It is also commonly referred to as the “Northern Palace” because its toward the north. The original palace was destroyed by a fire in the 1500s but has been beautifully restored.
    • Work Cited
      • http://www.historyofnations.net/europe/finland.html
      • http://motherearthtravel.com/history/finland/history-6.htm
      • http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/recent/troubles/overview_ni_article_01.shtml
      • http://www.everyculture.com/