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7.6: Southern Africa

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    1. Summarize the major physical features of the region and explain the role that natural resources play in the economic activities of the people.
    2. Outline the differences between the mainland of Africa and Madagascar.
    3. Explain how each country in the region is different from each other with its own unique circumstances.
    4. Determine how ethnicity has played a role in the political situation of each country.
    5. Understand apartheid’s effect on South Africa.

    Figure 7.49 Southern Africa and Madagascar


    Updated from map courtesy of University of Texas Libraries.