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Describing an Ideal Island

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ULTIMATE COUNTRY INTRODUCTION Absolute Location: 5°S, 125°W Relative Location: East of French Polynesia Time Zone: Pacific Standard Shape: Compact, square PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY The highest point of Island is called The Top of the Mountain and it is 8,341 feet above sea level. The lowest point is the Pacific Ocean and it is at sea level. The elevation of the mountains creates the highland and arid climates in the country. The main climates in Island are: tropical wet, caused by the ocean; highlands, caused by the mountains; arid, caused by the rain shadow from the mountains; and semiarid, which is the transition from the arid climate to tropical wet. In the tropical wet portions of the country, the natural vegetation is mostly tropical rain forest. In the highland areas, the natural vegetation is mostly mixed forest. While the arid portion of the country is mostly desert. In the semiarid climate, the vegetation tropical savanna. The average precipitation per year is 157 inches and is mainly rain. The primary form of severe weather in this country is cyclones, but they only occur 10 to 12 times per decade. ...read more.

Middle

20 percent of the population lives in urban areas, while the other 80 percent live in rural areas. The predominant backgrounds are Native Islandian (2%), East Asian (6%), European (6%), and American (86%). The largest cities are Capital City, Big City, South City, West City, City by the Bay, and City by the Mountains. The importance of Capital city is not only that it is the capital but it is also a major exporter of lumber, cane sugar, and. Big City is a major exporter of pearls found on the coast to Eastern Asia. South City exports materials to Australia and New Zealand and is the leading wood product producer in the country. West City has 50 percent of all the fisheries in the country. City by the Bay exports more goods than any other city. Its shipping routes go to South America and North America. City by the Mountains does 90% of all the mining in the country. The official language of this country is English; other major languages include Chinese and Islandish. The main religion is Christianity; there is not a state religion. ...read more.

Conclusion

ECONOMY Island has a capitalist economy. A capitalist economy is where the capital is held privately rather than being owned by the government. I chose this because it gives every person and business an equal opportunity to be wealthy and to grow depending on how much effort they put forth. They basically have the freedom to create their own destiny. Also, there will be very little interference from the government so problems like lack of incentives, poor information, and corruption won?t interfere with the economy. The citizens of Island answer the three main economic questions. The economy is a mix between primary and secondary economic activity levels because there is a lot of fishing, mining, and forestry. However there are also some manufacturing of goods such as cane sugar and wood products. Main imports are foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, fuels. Main exports are pearls, wood products, cane sugar, fish, fruit, gold and other minerals. There is very minimal government involvement because it capitalist economy. Industries include wood processing, mining, cane sugar, and fish processing. Natural resources are wood, fish, fruit, pearls, gold, and sugar cane. The agriculture industry produces various types of fruit including coconut, banana, citrus fruits, pineapple, and mangos. Major trade partners are Japan, U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. ...read more.

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