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MegaRegions

Emerging MegaRegions in the Unites States. Megaregions are characterized by a socio-spatial expansion of population, commerce, and resources across a geographical landscape. These geographical landscapes have population counts that exceed 10 million…

Fossil Fuels

Fossil fuels are non-renewable resources created by the anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms. They include petroleum, natural gas, and coal. Fossil fuels serve as the dominant source of energy for humanity, powering over four-fifths of…

Overview of GDP and GNP

Gross domestic product, also known as GDP, is defined as the total market value (the amount that a product would trade for in the open market) of all goods and services produced within a specific a location over a particular time period. GDP includes…

Political Geography of the Oceans

The control and ownership of the oceans has long been a controversial topic. Since ancient empires began to sail and trade over the seas, command of coastal areas has been important to governments. However, it wasn't until the twentieth century that…

Singapore's Economic Development

Fifty years ago, the city-state of Singapore was an undeveloped country with a GDP per capital of less than US $320. Today, it is one of the world's fastest growing economies. Its GDP per capital has risen to an incredible US $60,000, making it the…

Divided Islands

These are cases of international islands divided between two or more countries. There are many examples around the world of this kind of political border, where one island is split.