Cultural Spheres of Influence: Latin America, Francophone, Organisation Internationale de La Francophonie, Arab World, Anglosphere Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781157707929

Published: August 31st 2011

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Cultural Spheres of Influence: Latin America, Francophone, Organisation Internationale de La Francophonie, Arab World, Anglosphere  by  Source Wikipedia

Cultural Spheres of Influence: Latin America, Francophone, Organisation Internationale de La Francophonie, Arab World, Anglosphere by Source Wikipedia
August 31st 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 78 pages | ISBN: 9781157707929 | 4.25 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 76. Chapters: Latin America, Francophone, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, Arab world, Anglosphere,MorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 76. Chapters: Latin America, Francophone, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, Arab world, Anglosphere, Muslim world, Western world, Latin Americans, Nordic countries, Celtic nations, Greater Iran, Hispanophone, Greater India, Celts, Hispanic America, Romance-speaking Europe, Sinosphere, Hispanidad, Slavic Europe, East-West dichotomy, German language in Europe, Greater China, Ibero-America, Anglo-Celtic, Joint Administration of Turkic Arts and Culture, Espace Francophone pour la Recherche, le D veloppement et lInnovation, Lusophone, Latin Europe, Centers of power, Byzantine commonwealth, Cultural sphere, Revenge of the cradle.

Excerpt: Latin America (Spanish: or Latinoam rica- Portuguese: French: ) is a region of the Americas where Romance languages (i.e., those derived from Latin) - particularly Spanish and Portuguese, and variably French - are primarily spoken. Latin America has an area of approximately 21,069,500 km (7,880,000 sq mi), almost 3.9% of the Earths surface or 14.1% of its land surface area. As of 2010, its population was estimated at more than 590 million and its combined GDP at 5.16 trillion United States dollars (6.27 trillion at PPP).

The Latin American expected economic growth rate is at about 5.7% for 2010 and 4% in 2011. The idea that a part of the Americas has a cultural affinity with the Romance cultures as a whole can be traced back to the 1830s, in particular in the writing of the French Saint-Simonian Michel Chevalier, who postulated that this part of the Americas were inhabited by people of a Latin race, and that it could, therefore, ally itself with Latin Europe in a struggle with Teutonic Europe, Anglo-Saxon America and Slavic Europe.

The idea was later taken up by Latin American intellectuals and political leaders of the mid- and late-nineteenth century, who no longer looked...



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