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  • Colombia

    1. 1. COLOMBIA “A Nation of Two Countries” !
    2. 2. Colombia - The Basics
    3. 3. Colombia - The Basics 1804: Independence from Spain
    4. 4. Colombia - The Basics 1804: Independence from Spain Population: 44.2 Million
    5. 5. Colombia - The Basics 1804: Independence from Spain Population: 44.2 Million 2nd largest in South America
    6. 6. Colombia - The Basics 1804: Independence from Spain Population: 44.2 Million 2nd largest in South America Males: 67
    7. 7. Colombia - The Basics 1804: Independence from Spain Population: 44.2 Million 2nd largest in South America Males: 67 Females: 75
    8. 8. Physical Characteristics
    9. 9. Physical Characteristics Andes Mountains - western part of Colombia
    10. 10. Physical Characteristics Andes Mountains - western part of Colombia Until 1903 - included the nation of Panama
    11. 11. Physical Characteristics Andes Mountains - western part of Colombia Until 1903 - included the nation of Panama East: Brazil & Venezuela
    12. 12. Physical Characteristics Andes Mountains - western part of Colombia Until 1903 - included the nation of Panama East: Brazil & Venezuela Southeast: Amazon Rain Forest
    13. 13. Industry
    14. 14. Industry Major legal export: Oil
    15. 15. Industry Major legal export: Oil Major import: Machinery
    16. 16. Industry Major legal export: Oil Major import: Machinery Many natural resources in the Andes:
    17. 17. Industry Major legal export: Oil Major import: Machinery Many natural resources in the Andes: Valuable minerals and stones
    18. 18. Industry Major legal export: Oil Major import: Machinery Many natural resources in the Andes: Valuable minerals and stones More coal than any other South American nation
    19. 19. Industry Major legal export: Oil Major import: Machinery Many natural resources in the Andes: Valuable minerals and stones More coal than any other South American nation Oil Deposits
    20. 20. Cash Crops
    21. 21. Cash Crops Coastal regions known for coffee and bananas
    22. 22. Cash Crops Coastal regions known for coffee and bananas The nation’s cash- crops
    23. 23. Cash Crops Coastal regions known for coffee and bananas The nation’s cash- crops Cash-crop: a product sold mainly for export
    24. 24. Challenges
    25. 25. Challenges Drug cartels are a major force
    26. 26. Challenges Drug cartels are a major force Farmers paid more to grow coca leaves
    27. 27. Challenges Drug cartels are a major force Farmers paid more to grow coca leaves (cocaine)
    28. 28. Challenges Drug cartels are a major force Farmers paid more to grow coca leaves (cocaine) Much of it smuggled to the U.S. and Europe
    29. 29. Challenges Drug cartels are a major force Farmers paid more to grow coca leaves (cocaine) Much of it smuggled to the U.S. and Europe Use profits to build private armies
    30. 30. Challenges Drug cartels are a major force Farmers paid more to grow coca leaves (cocaine) Much of it smuggled to the U.S. and Europe Use profits to build private armies Kill anyone trying to stop the sale of cocaine
    31. 31. Challenges
    32. 32. Challenges Two “governments” in the nation:
    33. 33. Challenges Two “governments” in the nation: Organized Crime Government
    34. 34. Challenges Two “governments” in the nation: Organized Crime Government True Colombian Government
    35. 35. Challenges Two “governments” in the nation: Organized Crime Government True Colombian Government 2003: Civil War begins - has killed 120,000
    36. 36. Challenges Two “governments” in the nation: Organized Crime Government True Colombian Government 2003: Civil War begins - has killed 120,000 Medillin - “Most dangerous city in the world”

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