Peru (Modern World Nations) by Charles F. Gritzner

By Charles F. Gritzner

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Peru (Modern World Nations)

; very good introductory texts. ; those information-packed volumes offer entire overviews of every nation's humans, geography, heritage, govt, economic system, and tradition; Full-colour illustrations and full-colour maps all through entire overviews of every nation's humans, geography, background, govt, financial system, and tradition

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From there, these hunters spread rapidly through the Americas. The people were Mongoloid (the primary race of people living in eastern Asia). They supposedly arrived 12,000 to 20,000 years ago. During recent years, some archaeologists, geographers, and others have challenged many of these beliefs. They doubt that people could have survived the cold temperatures of a land crossing between two glaciers. In fact, some doubt that an ice-free corridor ever existed! Might the early migrants have followed a much warmer coastal route on land and along the glaciers’ edge by water?

Inflation . . wages have lost 50 percent of their purchasing power in the past two years . . political violence . . foreign debt the highest per capita in South America . . labor and public unrest . . strikes and protests . . four of five Peruvians lack regular employment . . drug trafficking. . ” Many, if not most, of these problems continue to plague Peruvians and their government. EARLY SPANISH CONTROL After the conquest, which began in 1532 and was completed (in a military sense) by 1535, Lima became the focal point of Spanish influence.

Many Irish people moved to the United States, where they introduced their preferred food staple, hence the name “Irish” potato. Peru also was the New World’s primary center of animal domestication. The llama, alpaca, and vicuña were domesticated in the region. The llama, in particular, has played a very important role in Andean life. This animal is highly revered by Amerindians. Its wool is used in making clothing, hide is used for footwear and other items made of leather, the long hair is used for rope, and the animal’s meat is a staple, often eaten as charqui (dried jerky).

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