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  1. 1. Haiti<br />
  2. 2. Map of Haiti<br />
  3. 3. Description of Haiti<br />Haiti is a small country; 10,714 sq. mi.<br />The Climate is Tropical.<br />The location is in the Caribbean Sea.<br />On January 12, 2011 the population was 9,719,932.<br />Haiti’s Flag:<br />
  4. 4. Geographic Features of Haiti<br />The land regions are Coastal, moutains, and valleys.<br />Major Lakes<br />Lake Azuei<br />Lake of Miragoane<br />Trou Caiman<br />Major Rivers<br />Artibonite <br />Riviere de la Grand’ Anse<br />Riviere de Cavaillon  <br />Indigenous Flora and Fauna<br />tall pines<br />Cacti<br />Caiman<br />Flamingos <br />Special Points of Interest<br />Musée de Pantheon<br />the Basilica of Notre Dame<br />Vacation Tour<br />The United States warns travelers of the potential dangers of vacationing here, guided tours are recommended.<br />
  5. 5. History<br />The history of Haiti began on December 5, 1492 when Christopher Columbus landed on the island of Hispaniola for Spain<br />Haiti’s major earthquake a few years negatively affected not only Haiti’s economy, but the rest of the world’s. <br />In the past year, Haiti’s exiled Jean-Claude Duvalier returned from his exiled.<br />
  6. 6. Political <br />Type of Government<br />republic<br />Government Leaders<br />The President of the Republic is ElieLescot<br />
  7. 7. Economy<br />Industry<br />Haiti produced baseballs and other sporting goods.<br />Exports<br />apparel, manufactures, oils, cocoa, mangoes, coffee<br />Imports<br />food, manufactured goods, machinery and transport equipment, fuels, raw materials<br />Economic Status<br />Haiti is a poor country.<br />Major Trade Partners<br />United States, Dominican Republic<br />Trade Associations<br />China, Netherlands Antilles<br />Sanctions<br />The United States threatened Haiti with a sanction <br />
  8. 8. Daily Life<br />Standard of living<br />Haiti’s standard of living is extraordinarily low.<br />Literacy<br />The literacy rate in Haiti is about 53%.<br />Clothing<br />People in Haiti don’t have much clothing, just the basics.<br />Internet Usage<br />10.1% of the Haitian population uses internet.<br />
  9. 9. Cultural <br />Traditions<br />Haiti shares some African traditions in culture such as cuisine, music, dance, dress, ritual, and religion<br />Customs<br />In February, Haiti holds Carnival.<br />A musical festival is celebrated before Easter<br />Religions<br />Christianity<br />Voodoo<br />Foods<br />Haiti’s cuisine blends African, French, and Spanish influences<br />Music and Dance<br />The Meringue is a very popular dance here.<br />Interesting facts<br />The official languages of Haiti include French and Haitian Creole.<br />
  10. 10. Conclusion on Haiti<br />Haiti is a small, impoverished island. <br />Facts<br />More than 10% of Haitian children die before age five <br />Haiti has the highest percentage of orphans of any country in the Western Hemisphere. <br />Only about 10% of all Haitian children enrolled in elementary school go on to a high school.<br />I learned that only a small amount of Haiti’s people use internet, or go on to high school.<br />
  11. 11. Libya<br />
  12. 12. Map of Libya<br />
  13. 13. Description of Libya<br />The size of Libya is 679,362 sq mi.<br />The climate is Mediterranean along the coast, and has an extreme desert interior<br />It is located in Africa and surrounded by Tusinia, Niger, Algeria, Chad, Sudan, and Egypt.<br />July 2010 est. of population was 6,461,454. <br />Flag:<br />
  14. 14. Geographic Features of Libya<br />The main land regions of Libya are dry grasslands and deserts.<br />The coastline of Libya borders the Mediterranean sea, and in Libya there is the Great Man-Made River<br />Indigenous Flora:<br />Tahara<br />Brankbakh<br />Indigenous Fauna:<br />Fennec Fox<br />Long eared Hedgehog<br />Carcal<br />Points of Interest<br />Tripoli’s Jamahiriya Museum<br />Akaku’s desert<br />Vacation Tour<br />Top rated hotel- Attawakfeek hotel<br />Top rated thing to do- Leptis Magna<br />Top rated resturant-Al-Althar<br />
  15. 15. History of Libya<br />Early 16th century the Barbary Coast attracted the attention of two powerful Mediterranean states; Spain and Turkey. The Spanish-Turkish rivalry lasted most of he 16thcentury, but in the end the Turks were victorious.<br />Libya’s current unrest is causing international uproar.<br />Recently, air raids have targeted Gadhafi’s stronghold in Libya.<br />
  16. 16. Political<br />Type of government<br />Jamahiriya-(a state of the masses) governed by the populace through local councils<br />Government Leaders<br />Leader- Muammar Abu Minyar al-Ghadhafi<br />
  17. 17. Economy of Libya <br />Industry<br />oil<br />Exports<br />Oil, Gas , Iron ,Gold ,Phosphate<br />Imports<br />machines, transport equipment, semi finished goods, consumer products and food.<br />Economic status<br />Libya is considered a rich country.<br />Major Trade Partners <br />Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Sudan<br />Trade Associations<br />Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Sudan<br />Sanction<br />United States announced sanctions against the Libyan government recently<br />The UN and EU have applied additional financial sanctions against Libya<br />
  18. 18. Daily Life in Libya<br />Standard of Living<br />The living standards are among the highest in Africa<br />Literacy rate<br />82.6%<br />Clothing<br /> traditionally, men wear loose cotton shirts upon trousers and cover themselves with a cloak, and wear flat brimless caps. <br />Traditionally, women wear full length robes.<br />Most of the urban Libyan population is turning towards western clothing styles.<br />Internet usage<br />In a 2008 estimate, 5.1% of the population uses internet.<br />
  19. 19. Cultural <br />Traditions<br />arts such as weaving, embroidery, metal engraving, and leatherwork<br />festivals, horse races, and folk dances<br />Customs<br />Men shake hands. A man must wait for a woman to extend her hand first.<br />A bowl of perfumed water may be passed around a table before a meal. Three fingers are dipped into the water as a form of ritual cleansing.<br />Religions<br />Islam<br />Small amount of people are Roman Catholic<br />Foods<br />Libyan food is influenced by traditions of the Mediterranean and North Africa, with an Italian influence<br />Popular dishes include: SharbaLibiya and Bazin.<br />Music and Dance<br />Andalusi music is popular in Libya<br />Hagallah<br />Facts<br />The life expectancy is 76<br />Arabic, Italian, English are all spoken in Libya.<br />
  20. 20. Conclusion<br />Libya is a large, mostly desert African country currently facing an uprising. <br />Facts<br />Poor soil and hot climatic conditions force Libya to import most of their food.<br />Libya has the highest literacy rate of any country in North Africa<br />I learned that the Libyan flag is completely green, with no design.<br />
  21. 21. Lesotho<br />
  22. 22. Map of Lesotho<br />
  23. 23. Description of Lesotho<br />The size of Lesotho is 11,720 sq mi.<br /> Lesotho has a continental climate, meaning they have hot summers and cold winters.<br />Lesotho is surrounded by South Africa.<br />In a 2009 count, the population of Lesotho was 2,066,919.<br />Flag: <br />
  24. 24. Geographic Features of Lesotho<br />The land regions of Lesotho include lowlands, mountain ranges, and foothills.<br />Lesotho is landlocked, but a major river is the Orange river. <br />Indigenous Flora:<br />Cape willows<br />Cheche bush<br />Indigenous Fauna:<br />Bearded vulture<br />Hyrax<br />Leopards<br />Special points of interest<br />Maletsunyane falls<br />Sani Pass<br />Vacation Tour:<br />Best hotel- Malibu Moutain lodge<br />Best restaurant- The Rendezvous<br />Top rated attraction- Lesotho Mountain Kingdom<br />
  25. 25. History of Lesotho<br />Lesotho was once ruled under the UK and was originally named Basutoland, but when it gained independence, it was renamed the Kingdom of Lesotho. Constitutional government was restored in 1993 after seven years of military rule. <br />Impact on World<br />Lesotho has the third highest HIV prevalence in the world<br />Current Event<br />  Lesotho is considering investments from textile companies that are threatening to close down factories in South Africa due to an increased minimum wage<br />
  26. 26. Political<br />Type of Government<br />Parliamentary constitutional monarchy<br />Government Leaders<br />King<br />Letsie III<br />Prime Minister<br />PakalithaBethuelMosisili<br />
  27. 27. Economy<br />Industry<br />weaving, tire remodeling, production of textiles and diamond processing.<br />Exports<br />clothing, ceramics, cut diamonds, inedible crude materials, furniture, miscellaneous manufactured wool and goods.<br />Imports<br />corn, clothing, building materials, vehicles, petroleum products, machinery, and medicines<br />Economic Status<br />Lesotho is a poor country<br />Major Trade Partners<br />South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia, North America, and Europe.<br />Trade Associations<br />South Africa, Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia, North America, and Europe.<br />Sanctions<br />Lesotho has a sanction on Maseru<br />
  28. 28. Daily Life<br />Standard of Living<br /> Rural areas in Lesotho are marked by poverty and inadequate access to health care.<br />people with access to land and employment enjoy a reasonable standard of living.<br />Literacy<br />84.8% of the population are literate<br />Clothing<br />Some of the Population in Libya dress fairly Western, but the most acceptable form of clothing for a woman is still the dress, and her hair is expected to be covered with a scarf, head cloth, or hat.<br />Internet Usage<br />In a 2008 count, 3.6% of Lesotho uses internet <br />
  29. 29. Cultural <br />Traditions<br /> Sotho cultural performances, where storytellers, dancers, and musicians join with audience chanting, clapping, and singing to retell ancient folktales<br />Hand making instruments<br />Customs<br />Upon marriage, a woman is expected to leave her family to live with the family of her husband. <br />Religions<br />Christianity is the dominant religion in Lesotho<br />Foods<br />Meat such as beef, mutton, goat or chicken is eaten on special occasions.<br />Traditional foods include sugar beans, maize, pumpkin and wild spinach as the staple foods<br />Music and Dance<br />Famo and sub-saharanAfropop styles, jazz, kwaito, and reggae <br />There are mokhibo and litolobonya dances for women, and ntlamo and mohobelo dances for men. <br />Unique Facts<br />The life expectancy is 52 years.<br />
  30. 30. Conclusion<br />Lesotho is a small, poor, landlocked country in south Africa. <br />Facts<br />AIDS is the main health problem in Lesotho<br />Lesotho is called by various names like ‘Roof of Africa’, ‘Mountain Kingdom’ and ‘Kingdom in the Sky’.<br />I learned that Lesotho used to be under the control of the United Kingdom<br />
  31. 31. Guam<br />
  32. 32. Map of Guam <br />
  33. 33. Description of Guam<br />The size of Guam is 212 sq. miles.<br />Guam’s climate is warm year-round.<br />Guam is in the Pacific ocean, and is located near China, South Korea, and Indonesia<br />In a 2009 count, the population of Guam was 177,718.<br />Flag: <br />
  34. 34. Geographic features of Guam<br />Guam is an Island, with coral reefs and sandy beaches.<br />Guam is surrounded by the Phillipine Sea and the North Pacific Ocean.<br />Indigenous Flora<br />Cycas<br />Fadang tree<br />Indigenous Fauna<br />Cockaroachesare rampant in Guam<br />Points of Interest <br />Latte Stone Park<br />Two lovers point<br />Vacation Tour<br />Top rated hotel- Hyatt Regency Guam<br />Top rated restaurant- Proa restaurant in Tumon<br />Top rated attraction- Two lovers point<br />
  35. 35. History<br />In 1898, Guam was surrendered to the United States by Spain. In 1941, Japan captured Guam from the United States , but it was recovered three years later.<br />It impacts the world by giving the United States a military base in the eastern hemisphere, and also acts as a vacation spot<br />Guam recently signed a bill to ban shark finning.<br />
  36. 36. Political<br />Type of government<br />NA; territory of the US<br />Government Leaders<br />Barack Obama<br />
  37. 37. Economy<br />Industry<br />Tourism<br />Exports<br /> refined petroleum products, construction materials, fish, food and beverage products <br />Imports<br /> petroleum and petroleum products, food, manufactured goods<br />Economic Status<br />Guam’s status depends on US military spending and tourism<br />Major Trade Partners<br /> Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom <br />Trade Associations <br /> Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom<br />Sanctions<br />none<br />
  38. 38. Daily Life<br />Standard of Living<br />The cost to live on Guam is staggeringly high, but it’s a fair standard of living.<br />Literacy<br />99% of the country is literate<br />Clothing<br />Spanish influence is apparent in clothing styles<br />Internet Usage<br />48.4%<br />
  39. 39. Cultural <br />Traditions<br /> Liberation Day in July<br />Fiestas<br />legends<br />Customs<br />Respect for elders and authority figures<br />Respect is demonstrated by bending over and sniffing an older person's right hand. <br />Religions<br /> The major religion is Roman Catholic<br />Foods<br />roast pig, chicken, barbecue fish, seafood, red rice, potato salad, bananas, taro, fenadeneglota, and vegetable salad. <br />Music and Dance<br />BailanLina’la’, BailanUritao<br />Modern music includes elements of American, Spanish, Filipino, and Polynesian music.<br />Unique Facts<br />Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean in the world, is in the area surrounding Guam.<br />
  40. 40. Conclusion<br />Guam is a small Asian Island under the control of the United States<br />Facts<br />Guam is one of the most strategically important placed US military bases.<br />The official name of Guam is the ‘Territory of Guam’.<br />I leaned that Guam is one of the most important US military bases, <br />
  41. 41. Malaysia<br />
  42. 42. Map of Malaysia <br />
  43. 43. Description of Malaysia <br />The size of Malaysia is 128000 sq.miles<br />The climate of Malaysia is normally warm and humid.<br />Malaysia borders Indonesia, and is in the South China Sea.<br />In a 2009 count, the population of Malaysia was 27,467,837.<br />Flag:<br />
  44. 44. Geographic features of Malaysia<br />Malaysia has tropical rainforests.<br />The Kelanton river is the major river in Malaysia. It is surrounded by the South China Sea.<br />Indigenous Flora<br />Rafflesia<br />Hibiscus<br />Indigenous Fauna<br />Tigers<br />Elephants<br />150 species of snakes, 16 of which are venomous including the King Cobra<br />Vacation Tour<br />Top rated hotel- Swiss-Garden DamaiLaut<br />Top rated restaurant- Mahan Kitchen<br />Top rated attraction- Petronas twin towers<br />
  45. 45. History<br />During the late 18th and 19th centuries, Great Britain established colonies and protectorates in the area of current Malaysia, which were occupied by Japan from 1942 to 1945.<br />Malaysia lends itself to the world as a wonderful vacation spot with natural beauty and wildlife<br />Malaysia is turning to science in order to train athletes in hopes of gaining Malaysia’s first Olympic gold medal in London next year.<br />
  46. 46. Political<br />Type of Government<br />Constitutional monarchy<br />Government Leaders<br />King- Sultan MIZAN ZainalAbidin<br />Head of government- Prime Minister Mohamed NAJIB bin Abdul Razak<br />
  47. 47. Economy<br />Industry<br />electronics, oil and gas, palm oil and rubber<br />Exports<br />Cars, ore, diamonds and clothing.<br />Imports<br />beef and mutton, rice, Japanese food, and apples<br />Economic Status<br />Major Trade Partners<br />Australia, Thailand, America, China, Japan<br />Trade Associations <br />New Zealand, India<br />Sanctions<br />Malaysia has a sanction on Iran.<br />
  48. 48. Daily Life<br />Standard of Living<br />Literacy<br />88.7% of the population is literate<br />Clothing<br />Women<br />Traditionally, women wear a knee length blouse over a long skirt.<br />Traditional clothing for men in Malaysia consists of a silk or cotton skirt and shirt with a scarf like piece of cloth tied around his waist.<br />Internet Usage<br />55.8% of the population uses internet<br />
  49. 49. Cultural<br />Traditions<br />The Bersanding Ceremony is followed by Kenduri, a wedding feast. <br />Customs<br />introduce the ladies first and then move on to introduce men.<br />One should not touch other people’s top portion of the head. <br />Religions<br />Islam<br />Foods<br />Fish are popular in Malaysian cuisine<br />Pork isn’t eaten, because it goes against their religious beliefs<br />Rice is a staple in Malaysian cuisine<br />Music and Dance<br />Music<br />Music in Malaysia is influenced by Indonesian, Thai, Portuguese, Filipino and Chinese music. <br />Dance<br />Zapin, Joget, Silat, Mak Yong<br />Unique Facts<br />the Bintagor trees, found only in Sarawak, is believed to contain properties that could help fight the virus that causes AIDS. <br />
  50. 50. Conclusion<br />Malaysia is an Asian country bordering the South China Sea.<br />Facts<br />Malaysia is home to many venomous snakes, including the infamous king cobra.<br />I learned that Pork isn’t eaten in Malaysia, due to religious beliefs.<br />
  51. 51. Hungary<br />
  52. 52. Map of Hungary<br />
  53. 53. Description of Hungary<br />The size of Hungary is 35919 sq. miles.<br />Hungary has a continental climate meaning hot summers, and cold winters. <br />Hungary is located in eastern Central Europe bordered by Austria, Slovakia, the Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia. <br />In a 2009 count, the population of Hungary was 10,022,302.<br />Flag:<br />
  54. 54. Geographic Features of Hungary <br />Hungary has plains, hills, mountains, and forests.<br />The Danube river and Tisza river are the two major Hungarian rivers. Lake Balaton, the greatest lake of Central Europe is found here.<br />Indigenous Flora<br />Oak trees<br />Beech tress<br />Indigenous Fauna<br />Fox<br />Deer<br />Hare<br />Vacation Tour<br />Hungary is considered in the list of top 15 tourist destinations in the world<br />Top rated hotel- Best Western hotel Hungaria<br />Top rated restaurant- Café Kor<br />Top rated attraction- Budapest<br />
  55. 55. History<br />Hungary was once a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, which collapsed after World War I. The country fell under Communist rule following World War II.<br />Hungary played a large part in both World Wars<br />Hungary recently declared Elvis Presley an honorary citizen of Budapest.<br />
  56. 56. Political <br />Type of government<br />Republic<br />Government Leaders<br />chief of state: President Pal SCHMITT<br />head of government: Prime Minister Viktor ORBAN<br />
  57. 57. Economy<br />Industry<br />developing steel, machine tools, buses, diesel engines and locomotives, television sets, radios, electric light bulbs and fluorescent lamps, telecommunications equipment, refrigerators, washing machines, medical apparatus and other precision engineering equipment, pharmaceuticals, and petrochemical products.<br />Exports<br />meat, poultry, grain, and wine<br />Imports<br />electronics, machinery, petroleum products, plastics, vehicles, iron and steel products, chemicals<br />Economic Status<br />Middle income country<br />Major Trade Partners<br />Germany<br />Trade Associations<br />Italy, Romania, Austria<br />Sanctions<br />Hungary has a sanction on Serbia, and the EU is threatening Hungary with a sanction.<br />
  58. 58. Daily Life<br />Standard of Living<br />The standard of living is fairly good. <br />Literacy<br />99.4% of the population is literate.<br />Clothing<br />Styles vary from jeans and sweaters, to skirts and blouses.<br />Internet usage<br />58.5% of the population uses internet.<br />
  59. 59. Cultural<br />Traditions<br />Nativity plays at Christmas, painting at Easter, and Busojaras<br />Customs <br />Handshakes are the common gesture of greeting, no matter how well you know someone.<br />Religions<br />Roman Catholic <br />Foods<br />goulash, halaszle, and palacsintaare popular dishes. Pork is the meat of choice.<br />Music and Dance<br />Folk and classical music both have major Hungarian contributions.<br />Unique Facts<br />The average life expectancy for women is 8 years longer than men’s. <br />
  60. 60. Conclusion<br />Hungary is a landlocked country situated in Central Europe. In 2004, Hungary joined the European Union.<br />Facts<br />Budapest is one of the top tourist destinations in the world.<br />I learned that <br />
  61. 61. Northern Mariana Islands<br />
  62. 62. Map of Northern Mariana Islands<br />
  63. 63. Description of the Northern Mariana Islands<br />The size of the Northern Mariana Islands is 176.5 sq. miles.<br />The Northern Mariana Islands have a tropical climate tempered by the trade winds.<br />The Northern Mariana Islands are in Asia, bordered by the Phillipine seas and North Pacific Islands<br />In a 2010 estimate, the population was 48300.<br />Flag: <br />
  64. 64. Geographic Features of the Northern Mariana Islands<br />The Northern Mariana Islands are home to volcanoes and coral reefs.<br />The islands are surrounded by the Philippine sea and the North Pacific Sea.<br />Indigenous Flora<br />Hibiscus <br />Plumeria<br />Indigenous Fauna<br />Fairy tern <br />Rufousferntail<br />Vacation Tour<br />Top rated hotel- Aqua Resort Club Saipan [geared more towards Asian travelers]<br />Top rated restaurant- Casa Urashima<br />Top rated attraction- Managaha Island<br />
  65. 65. History<br />The Northern Mariana islands were sighted by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 while he was sailing for Spain, but the islands were not settled by Europeans until 1668. The Mariana Islands were ruled consecutively by Spain, Germany, and Japan until they became part of the United States in Nov. 1986.<br />Due to the many different countries that claimed the Northern Mariana Islands at different times, it has many different influences on it’s culture.<br />A company was recently charged with a fine of almost a million dollars for violating the Clean Air Act.<br />
  66. 66. Political<br />Type of government<br />commonwealth; self-governing with locally elected governor, lieutenant governor, and legislature Government leaders<br />Government leaders<br />chief of state: President Barack H. Obama<br />head of government: Governor Benigno R. Fitial<br />
  67. 67. Economy<br />Industry<br />banking, construction, fishing, garment, tourism, handicrafts<br />Exports<br />garments<br />Imports<br />food, construction equipment and materials, petroleum products<br />Economic Status<br />The economic status is heavily influenced by the United States <br />Major Tradepartners<br />U.S., Japan<br />Trade Associations<br />U.S., Japan<br />Sanctions<br />none<br />
  68. 68. Daily Life<br />Standard of Living<br /> The standard of living is fairly good.<br />Literacy<br />97% of the population is literate.<br />Clothing<br /> Dress in the Northern Mariana islands is very Americanized. <br />Internet Usage<br />In a 2003 estimate about 10,000 people of the population use internet.<br />
  69. 69. Cultural <br />Traditions<br />Fiestan Luta<br />Customs<br />Casual hello’s are often nothing more than a eyebrow raise of recognition. <br />Religions<br />Christian<br />Foods<br />rice is a popular food choice<br />Music and Dance <br />folk music of the Chamorro is popular<br />American, German, Spanish and Japanese influence their music.<br />Unique Facts<br />Only 6 of the 16 islands that make up the Northern Mariana Islands are inhabited.<br />
  70. 70. Conclusion<br />The Northern Mariana Islands are a commonwealth of the United States, located in Asia, which relies heavily on tourism. <br />Facts<br />Most of the tourism that the island receives is from Japan.<br />The original inhabitants of the Northern Mariana Islands were the Chamorro. <br />
  71. 71. Works Cited<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />