Table of Contents
Page 3: Introduction
Page 4: World Continents and Regions
Page 5: Reflection 2
Page 6: Reflection 3
Page 7: Reflection 4
Page 8: Reflection 5
Page 9: Reflection 6
Page 10: Image Of India's Population Pyramid in Comparison to Dachkabans
Page 11: Reflection 6 Continued
Page 12: Reflection 7
Page 13: Reflection 7 Continued
Page 14: Images that Correlate with Reflection 7
Page 15: Population Pyramid of Dachkaban Image (correlates with Reflection 7)
Page 16: Tectonic Plate Movements
Page 17: Movements Image
Page 18: Climate Map
Page 19: Organization Of Settlement and Outpost Maps
Page 20: Transportation Map
Page 21: Linguistic Diffusion Map
Page 22: Land Use Map
Page 23: Population Density Map
Page 24: Political Boundaries Map
Page 25: Physical Topography Map
Page 26: Feature Concept
Page 27: Evaluation
Page 28: Prediction
Our world started out as a glob. A supercontinent. A big landmass. After all, we were just starting out. We were just billions of atoms that all formed together to make a planet. Later on, settlements started forming on each individual continent. Our continents, Dachkaban, Kabam, Socks, 21 Grant, Ggthannah, Masuca, and Ququavious, were named, and eventually all had people settling on them. After those people started making their original settlements, they all made outposts as well. Natural resources were discovered, land was marked, and property was defined. Finally, the geography, which is the study of physical features, and how humans impact them, changed as people eroded areas more, let some areas be more fertile, and faced disasters natural and human made.
We zoom in to Dachkaban, where five states have been placed, with either a natural or man made border. All five are set apart by physical boundaries. Some are separated by fences, and the others are separated by a lake or mountain range. It’s divided up like this because some areas have more activities going on, so they are separate from areas that are more rural and have a smaller population. However, there is still a border to differentiate between the two areas.
The world is divided up the way it is because of erosion, deposition, weathering, and collision. Early on, after the first splitting of the supercontinent, other land masses hit others, causing them to go awry. The place where they are now isn’t permanent; it never stops moving. This is like the continents on Earth because they are all slightly close together (on a map), and they are kind of placed the same way. One major difference is that the shapes of the continents are different. It’s also different because the regions shown on the real world are separated for different reasons then we are, or anyone on this planet. Some are separated because of political differences, and some are geographical differences.
In conclusion, there are many differences between our world and the real one, but the processes that created each are the same. But the thing to remember is that all our continents were separated differently, and all the continents have different reasons for the placement of the regions, whether it’s political or physical.
World Continents and Regions:
Musaca - Sovellen, LandyMclandface, Luna, Sodda
Dachkaban - Nevillee, Poppy, Ickle, Fleece, Alley
21 Grant - Josh, Draven, KB, Big Souija
SOCKS - Liliblue, Oprah, Drake, Josh, Lil'Wayne
Ggthannah - Seattle Grace, Mercywest, Grey Sloanmemorial
Kabam - We, Have, No, Friends
Ququavious - Mobis, Ququavious, Qoquthikious
The name of the settlement is Spark and it’s in the continental climate area with an absolute location 55 N and 25 W. Some physical characteristics are that it’s on flat land and medium elevation. It’s near fresh water that is coming from a river which is connected to the mountain. The settlement is more inland so natural disasters related to oceans will not be applicable, live tsunamis. The river may slightly flood the settlement. This may help with the crops and how they grow. Naturistic plants and wild animals are some food options the settlement has. They have brown bears, rabbits, wolves, and deer as meat sources. There are cherry trees, and lots of wood in the forests from them that the tribe uses. People in the tribe sew, as they have lots of cotton. This is typically done by the women. Men and children hunt and fish for the family. Buffalo, squirrels, and deer are animals that are used for clothing, as well as cotton from a cottonwood tree. The people are caution when they are near the bears, but they do go hunt them. They have many items that allow them to be successful.
Dachkaban’s root language diverged from Coastal Dachkaban. All the other tribes also have the same root language, but they are all different from Dachkaban. Since the root language changes some words, Dachkaban’s word for sun is soug, the word for eat is eap, for happy it’s huppu, for animal it’s anuni, for mum it’s mim, for dad it’s din, and for danger the word is dinag. Because of the sound shifts, the pronunciation on the u’s sound deeper, and the I’s sound like E’s. The system is that all tribes have the same words starting with the same letter. Extra words Dachkaban uses are the words for water, which is wuni, snow, which is snew, food, which is fuun, mountain, which is munitona, and rain, which is pronounced raun. The difference in dialect in the language used now versus the root one is that the pronunciation and vocabulary are different. The hearth of the languages in near all of the rivers, and by using backward reconstruction one can trace it to Coastal Dachkaban. The original tribe in Dachkaban was almost Nostratic, which meant it used to hunt. The language took a while to develop, just like real world languages do. The language also has a past tense (add a -pa at the end of the word) and a future tense where you add a -fu at the end.
The main religion, Magical Mark, is monotheistic, worshipping one god. It is also animistic, worshipping the holy river near us. The religion doesn’t have a single founder, but three. There were actually four people to start with, but our founders can only be identified as three. Their names were, Ginni, Rona, Himp, and Samu. They first arrived here on boat from a small island near Dachkaban. The four people were traveling the path to go to mid Dachkaban, and the three founders thought they knew where they were going. The fourth, Samu, didn’t agree to the path the others were taking, and left them in anger. The other three continued to their desired path, ending up where our settlement is (they were wrong about the path), but decided it was a habitable place to stay due to the fresh water source, vegetation, and wide variety of livestock. After the three founders had settled, they went out looking for Samu, the fourth man traveling, and found him dead on way back. The ultimate goal of our religion is to be the best person one could ever be. They must respect all, settle disagreements in peace, and help with everything they can. The rule is called the Law of Nourishment. A taboo Dachkaban has is war. Dachkaban believes it is wrong and all problems should perish with peace and problem solving. An example would be like making a treaty, or coming to a compatible agreement. Since our tribe is medium sized, Dachkaban has two holy sites. One is man made, and the other is natural. The man made one is a statue of Ginni, Rona, and Himp all standing bravely as they travel far to reach our settlement. It is in white stone, and has engravings on the bottom describing the story of them arriving there. Since the statue was made after the founders died, it does not have their signatures. Our natural holy site is the river that Dachkaban worships. It stretches throughout our tribe, reaching almost everyone. Dachkaban have a holy book, called the Scrolls of the Stars. It was written by the three founders, as they traveled to arrive at our settlement. Some call it their diary, but it is more commonly referred to as their book of knowledge which helped keep them sane as they walked to the area that has now settled in. The is no caste system or hierarchy, as everyone in our tribe has the same religious beliefs. Also, the Law of Nourishment forbids non respectful attitudes towards one another, which hierarchies provide. There are some clothing requirements, but at all times, one must wear the symbol of our tribe. It is a red rose with a petal falling off, which represents one dying for the benefit of the group, which supports the Law of Nourishment that states one must help another in anyway possible. This symbol is an identifier of the religion, Spark. Our dressing requirements are not very strict. One must not wear anything that fully covers their body, head to toe. They may wear long sleeved clothes, but they have to be separate pieces. One item of clothing that is a good identifier of our religion is, first of all, anything with our symbol on it, and secondly, an outfit that is completely bedazzled, like how Hindus wear the beautiful saris and jeweled clothing. The jewels function is to show others how the people like to stand out and not get lost in the crowd. They are worn to functions, ceremonies, and festivals. Smaller things like birthdays and anniversaries also call for these kind of outfits.
The average life expectancy is thirty eight years old. The settlement is still in stage one, which means it hasn’t advanced much. One becomes an adult when they are fifteen, and from that moment they are expected to help out the family. The low life expectancy is because of natural disasters. The settlement resides near a river and near mountains, so floods are bound to happen, since the river is connected to the ocean. The settlement is also in the continental climate region, so there may be extreme temperatures sometimes.
The government the settlement has is aristocracy, where the people who have the most land rule. The tribe is far away from the other tribes, so acquiring the land won’t be a problem. To become a citizen, one must be living in the settlement for seven years and own some land (land size does not matter). If a person lives with someone else (and it has been seven years) and they partially own that land and help maintain it, then that classifies them as a citizen. However, if one is born in the tribe, they are a citizen after three months. Adults are responsible for helping maintain their land, and going to the tribal meetings. Tribal meetings are whenever the rulers decide.
The resources, tin, coal, and uranium, were discovered in the mountains. Uranium was found near the mountains early on in the settlement, and so was coal. Tin was a little harder to find. It was found near the underground near the tribe. Coal can be used for slash and burn for the unwanted trees. Shovels and rakes can be built from uranium and tin, for better farming tools and skills. The more land one has, the more tools they get.
The outpost is set up father inward from the coast, but on the other side of the river. It uses grids for the tribe. The government there distributes the resources and materials as well.
The region has tin, uranium, and coal. But after collecting from other regions, it also has platinum, copper, and silver. It can make nuclear weapons with uranium. They can use this to power our engines instead of using coal and gas. It’s basically a source of energy. Since they can find it in rocks, they have an abundance of it, and can make larger products. If they burn uranium, the heat can be used to produce electricity. If one ever needs more energy they can use coal, or vice versa. Coal can also be used for heat and electricity, so if a machine needed to be powered, they can use the elements they have. Coal can also be used to make steel, which the settlement uses for constructing/supporting roads, railways, bridges, and common day buildings. They can use tin for materials, utensils, and farming tools. You can construct cans and coat things with tin to make it more sturdy and durable. Silver (after discovery) can be used to make jewelry, coins (for currency), silverware, and decorations. Copper can be used to make fences and more coins (currency). It can also conduct heat, which means they use it to help function cars and machines that need repair and/or management. Platinum can be used for things like jewelry, and since it is a stable element, it can be used in lab tests and making equipment. Making automobiles and industries that produce food and electronics are all mechanized. Most productions are now mechanized since Dachkaban is in stage three and is industrializing. There is an agglomeration of industries of manufacturing goods and foods for the consumers who require it. The industrial belt is on the north west side of the continent underneath the mountains on the top left.
Reflection 6 Cont.
This has affected where we are on the Demographic Transition because it has advanced our settlement so far that we are now industrializing our continent. It has changed hugely since stage one, as the birth rates have decreased a bit, as well as the death rates due to sanitation and keeping the workplace clean. The BR is still pretty high though, as most stage three countries. Five places in the world that are where we are are: India, South Africa, Mexico, Colombia, and Kenya. As I looked through the population pyramids for all of these, I saw they were all very similar. They had a high BR, and a very low DR. This means a bigger, expanding population. However, I probably have to say that the one most like mine is India because I also have a high BR, not as high as India, but still high. The DR is very low, and it may not be for the same reason, but it is still very low. Even though it’s from three years ago, we can presume it hasn’t been long enough for drastic change.
When different industries in the real world were made, slaves, laborers, and tenant farmers most likely worked on farms, as they had no choice. Slaves had absolutely no choice, but tenant farmers worked until they could get their own farms. Dachkaban doesn’t have slaves, but it has tenant farmers, so until they become citizens and own land, they can work for others and help them. Normal people who have been citizens for a while would have jobs in factories and industries. For real life societies, real world changes would cause people to be more social because they’d have to meet new people and interact with them during immigration. Also, when the workers are in factories, they have to cooperate with people in groups and come together to make better products for the society. Similarly, in this region, social life will most likely be determined by where one works, where one lives, and where one was on on the caste system previously. Everything is a determining factor for change in this alternate world.
Nevillee has a population pyramid that is like a column. They have a low birth rate and low death rate compared to the rest of the age groups, so it is a little bit skinnier at the top. Right now they still have an expanding population that is growing linearly, or not very much. Many of the residents are in their thirties, and they all have jobs and make income to feed themselves and their family. A very low percentage have a job in agricultural, a little bit of a higher number may have a job in industrial, but the majority of its residents have a job in services and or retail. Right now, we are trying to decrease the total fertility rate, or the number of children born per mother. RIght now, on average, each mother has two to three kids. The birth rate is like this because its country isn’t very deep into stage four, so it’s minimal, but not to the point where the death rate exceeds the birth rate, causing a declining population. As we try to reduce the total fertility rate, we will progress more into the stage physically, and hopefully overtime, economically as well. People mostly die from heart diseases and bodily diseases and old age. Medical improvements are being made and are now aiding an average percent of the population. The gender roles are fairly equal. Men and women are offered the same rights, freedom in speech and politically, and the same opportunities. Women can be in the workplace if they choose (they have the option), and it is possible for them to advance in their careers and still have children. Men can stay home and watch the kids if that’s what the families want, or it's country has many daycare opportunities for the mothers to leave their children and come back to pick them up once their shift is over. These daycares are open all day (24/7) and have high sanitary and maintenance needs that are met. Overall, they are a safe environment for children.
Reflection 7 Cont.
The information from the pie charts impacts the population density because people who have jobs in certain areas will live in that area as well. Since the majority of its people work in services, many of the people will live in the middle or high class section of the model (they have the sector model). Some people will live near the industrial area since some do have jobs there. The industrial belt will also have a sufficient amount of people living there because of the productions. its population is more urbanized looking because of the sector model. They now have a higher class section, a lower class section, and a lower class section, as well as an industrial area, and a central buisness district. its urban model is added below. Some areas that are de-industrializing are places that focus on heavy industry. People are now changing their focus from heavy industry to light industry. Technopoles are high tech manufacturing areas and information based quaternary industries. its capital city, Spark, is a technopole city because it has many resources to benefit its country with. Fairby, also a big city in its country, is a technopole because of all the communications that occur there. its country is part of the organization ITOUC (International Trade Organization of United Countries). They are trading with the continents named SOCKS and Musaca. SOCKS trades furniture, construction, health appliances, transportation, and power generators. Musaca trades jewelry, refined oils, explosives, dental appliances, scientific equipment, shipbuilding, automotive parts, and technology. They provide automobiles construction, robotics, jewelry, and scientific equipment and advancements, a health industry, a financial industry, a defense industry, a transportation industry, a media industry, a power industry, and a manufacturing industry. We are like real world organizations because we all trade to get things we may not specialize in ourselves as we import from other countries. We also have these other items to support other countries and have a wide variety of products for the customers.
Tectonic Plate Movements
Climate Map of the World
Organization Of Space
Linguistic Diffusion Map
Land Use Map
Population Density Map
Political Boundaries Map
Territoriality is how people use the area around them to communicate or occupy it to their needs. It is the country’s sense of their property to keep it and defend it.
The image shows a picture of territoriality because it shows the boundaries and surroundings of the continent Dachkaban and how they are separated. You can see the main boundary, and all the country boundaries. You can see how they are either separated by mad made inventions, like fences, with the resources the country has. You can also see the borders with natural features, like rivers and lakes, and mountains. To separate the country to the one it is connected to, there is a wall. You can also see the Strait and Gulf around it. None of the countries are landlocked, and there are no enclaves nor exclaves. Some related terminology is territory, which is the land that is owned under a ruler or state that has an organized boundary.
North America and Australia are the only two not landlocked continents. Europe and Asia are two countries that use fences as borders. The Berlin Wall is a wall that separates two countries from each other, which is in Europe. India has the Himalaya Mountains which separates it from the rest of the continent.
Evaluation & Prediction
I see my country being more connected with everyone else, trading with everyone and habiting other areas. We may expand the area some and add new settlements. We may being more independent within the country. We will become a core country and help other small countries.
I would want to live in the world I have created because I created it the way I felt it was necessary to be. I planned it to be successful in the way I seemed fit. Someone could write a novel on my continent because there is enough information to have a backstory. The most fun thing was making the maps, like the topography, boundaries, and linguistic maps. The most interesting was to see how the decisions I made impacted my continent on Nation States. I loved how it turned out in the end. My economy is not very good there, but it is still fun. The most difficult was working with Simplebooklet. It was very hard uploading images and took a long time to do.