North-South Gap Mapping Assignment On the outline map of the world, first identify and label the countries below. After labelling the countries listed, shade in the three categories of countries (MDC, LDC, LLDC). YELLOW: More Developed Countries (MDCs) Canada USA Bahamas Hong Kong Japan Denmark Estonia Finland Iceland Ireland Latvia Lithuania Norway Sweden United Kingdom Austria Belgium France Germany Liechtenstein Luxembourg Netherlands Switzerland Belarus Bulgaria Hungary Slovenia Moldova Poland Czech Republic Romania Russia Slovakia Ukraine Bosnia-Herzegovina Albania Croatia Greece Italy Macedonia Malta Portugal Spain Yugoslavia Israel Australia New Zealand Mexico Chile Argentina Uraguay RED: Least Developed Countries (LLDCs) Mauritania Niger Somalia Tanzania Guinea-Bissau Benin Botswana Bhutan Eritrea Equatorial Guinea Sierra Leone Mali Chad Ethiopia Rwanda Malawi Guinea Sudan Liberia Uganda Burundi Mozambique Gambia Togo Bangladesh Burkina Faso Djibouti Lesotho Madagascar Nepal Thailand Afghanistan Yemen Haiti Laos Central African Republic ORANGE: Less Developed Countries (LDCs) All remaining countries Questions: 1) Examine the map you have color coded. What patterns do you see? In what areas of the world are the majority of the MDCs found? In what areas or regions are most LDCs found? Where do we find most LLDCs? 2) Explain how the map pattern illustrates why the disparity (difference) of income distribution and standard of living is often referred to as the North-South gap? 3) Using your notes and the map you have created, what differences are there between the three categories of countries? 4) Using your notes and the map you have created, what is the typical economic profile or description of an MDC, LDC and LLDC?
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