Saharan Africa, Australia, Oceania and Antarctica

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How does the Sahel Zone move from deserts to grassland climate zones? Periodic Droughts, along with overgrazing and firewood cutting
What Mali emperor took his Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324? Mansa Musa
Who did the United States support in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the Cold War? A military dictator, to keep production up of minerals
Where is HIV on the World Health Organizations list of the most global deaths? 3rd Main Cause
Why is Sudan excluded from this lesson? The Nile River links Sudan to Egypt and the north
How much of the land in Botswana is the Kalahari Desert? 70% of the country
What are Shantytowns? Slum areas, it is the housing for 70% of urban population
What kind of vegetation is the major kind in Australia? Several species of eucalyptus
What geographic features are created allow the shield rocks and Great Dividing Range? Murray-Darling River system in the south and the Great Artesian Basin in the north
What do Micronesian and Polynesian mean? Micronesian - "small islands" Polynesian - "many islands"
How did the Oceania's island towns begin? As colonial ports, and then as political capitals after independance
How was the Australian capital dispute resolved? Sydney and Melbourne each wanted to be the capital, but created the new capital of Canberra
What is the largest island besides Australia and New Zealand? Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya (part of Indonesia)
What country has the highest per capita income in the region? Nauru
What is the Antarctic Treaty? It created nonmilitary scientific cooperation, environmental safeguards and international control.
What is the Antarctic Treaty System? The governing body for Antarctic research, prohibits military use or weapons testing
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