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					THE FIVE NATIONS OF MEXICO
METROMEX MEXAMERICA

NEW

SPAIN SOUTH MEXICO CLUB MEX

5 NATIONS OF MEXICO

THEME #1: LOCATION
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Mexico’s absolute location is 24 degrees North and 103 degrees West Mexico’s relative location is in the Western Hemisphere part of North America, South of the United States of America and North of Guatemala and Belize.

THEME #2: PLACE
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Mexico’s physical characteristics: Include many mountain ranges in the west, east, and south Plateaus in the center and narrow coasts.

HUMAN CHARACTERISTICS
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The people of Mexico are 60% Mestizo, 30% Amerindian, 9% Caucasian, 1% other 87% literacy rate Language is Spanish and many Mayan dialects 89% Catholic, 9% other

THEME #3 H.E.I.
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Mexicans have adapted to their environment to create farms, mines, drilling for oil, manufacturing, and building large cities

HOW THEY USE THE LAND
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Meadows and pastures = 39% Forest = 24% Mining = 1.5% Agriculture = 28% Manufacturing = 11.1% Oil & Petrochemicals = N.A.

THEME #4: MOVEMENT
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EXHANGE OF PEOPLE, GOODS AND IDEAS Original peoples are Amerindian, Mestizo are a mix of Amerindian and Spanish.

MOVEMENT CONTINUED…
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Few people migrate, growth is natural Many migrate to the U.S.A. = “Pull” factor Many people vacation in the resort enclaves, Mexico City, and ancient ruins Exports = crude oil, petrochemicals, coffee, shrimp, engines, cars, cotton, & electronics Imports = agricultural machinery, aircraft Mexican foods, music, & language in the U.S.A.

THEME #5: REGION
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HOW IS THIS REGION LIKE THE REST OF NORTH AMERICA? NAFTA: North America Free Trade Agreement. U.S. Canada, & Mexico are trading partners

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HOW IS THIS REGION UNLIKE THE REST OF NORTH AMERICA? Culturally part of “Latin America” Language = Spanish Religion = Catholic

PICTURES OF REGION

POLITICAL ISSUES
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Vincente Fox is the President of Mexico Their government consists of an Executive Branch, a Legislative Branch, and a Judicial Branch Problems are mass migration to the North and unrest in the South

NATIONALISM IN MEXICO
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Nationalism is the strong pride a people share in their country The 5 Nations of Mexico share a strong pride in their own region, but do they have it for their country? The different class structures and regions present an obstacle to a untied Mexico Colonialism has had a lasting and negative effect on Mexicans having true Nationalism

WORKS CITED
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http://www.harper.cc.il.us/mhealy/g101i/re view/mmrev/mex5ques.htm


				
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