South America is a continent entirely in the Western Hemisphere [note 6] and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere , with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere. It can also be described as the southern subcontinent of the Americas. The reference to South America instead of other regions like Latin America or the Southern Cone has increased in recent decades due to changing geopolitical dynamics in particular, the rise of Brazil. South America has an area of 17,, square kilometers 6,, sq mi.
Long-term effects of the Napoleonic wars on International Business
Speculative fiction and historical fiction are closer cousins than one might think, and alternate-history novels such as Philip K. The story shifts between various time periods as the protagonist, Joe Tournier, becomes involved in an attempt to change history. This becomes less of an immediate concern once the narrative begins to accelerate through a page-turning procession of kidnapping, imprisonment, romance and naval warfare — the last rendered in compelling, gory detail. Beautiful, surreal imagery appears throughout the novel, too.
Its territory and constituent parts however have a long history under various other administrative and historic units of governance. Cumbria is an upland, coastal and rural area, with a history of invasions, migration and settlement, as well as battles and skirmishes between the English and the Scots. Cumbria was created as a county in from territory of the historic counties of Cumberland , Westmorland , Lancashire North of the Sands and a small part of Yorkshire , but the human history of the area is ancient. It is a county of contrasts, with its mountainous central region and lakes, fertile coastal plains in the north and gently undulating hills in the south. Cumbria now relies on farming as well as tourism as economic bases, but industry has historically also played a vital role in the area's fortunes.