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1 Intro to the World Map In this ebook we introduce the World Map to you and then take you in to the Continents and the Regions in them. Once you are familiar with the Continents and the Regions, you can get in to learn How To Draw the Continents and How to Remember Each and Every Country. Altogether, we would look at 25 Regions and 193 countries which are recognized by the UNO. This ebook is an introduction to the Memorize the World Map ebook and we also provide an excerpt showing you the exact method for memorizing the World Map. To get the entire Package with each of these 25 Regions in detail, go here: Basic World Map The World Map has two main parts (and a small piece). Only two? Well, if you look at a glance you would see two great masses of land (and one smaller piece at the right bottom). These two masses are 1. the Americas comprising a. North America and b. South America and 2. three continents joined together viz a. Europe b. Asia next to it and c. Africa below 3. then the small piece, Australia to the right bottom 4. and finally Antarctica at the very bottom. It is actually the South Pole (it has no country on it)

2 World Map with ANTARCTICA and the Equator We have shown these continents thematically on the map above. The continents are shown as rectangles so that you get the positioning right. Once you know how the Americas are stacked up and you can also see that these three great Continents viz Europe, Asia and Africa are actually joined together, you are on your way let s go further. We have shown Antarctica at the very bottom. In the actual Globe, it is the white cap at the very bottom of our Earth, it is the South Pole. It is a very large land mass, and thus we must call it a Continent. But the fact remains that there are no countries on it, only a few Research Stations, where scientists stay off and on to conduct experiments. Also look at the horizontal line through the middle of the map. It is the EQUATOR. And wherever the Equator passes, the regions are one of the hottest on this planet. Note that the Equator for the most part passes through Oceans and crosses through the continents of South America and Africa.

3 World Map-more Accurately Now we will draw a more accurate map so as to make you familiar with the actual shapes of the continents: and here you are: Now, please notice that both North and the South America look somewhat like a Triangle. Europe is sort of a rectangle above Africa And Africa can be conceived as a combination of a rectangle above a triangle and Asia is slightly more complicated with three land masses jutting out on the south and the eastern most coastline is slanted upwards. We will deal with each of the continents one at a time and our purpose would be to identify each and every country on these continents exactly in place. But before moving on, let us identify the Oceans, the water bodies that surround these land masses

4 THE OCEANS ATLANTIC OCEAN First take the Americas On the right is the Atlantic Ocean and To the left is PACIFIC OCEAN But water bodies are always located between two land masses. So, ATLANTIC Ocean lies between the Americas and the Europe-Africa land mass i.e. the entire left coast or, to be precise, West Coast of both Europe and Africa has Atlantic Ocean washing ashore and likewise the entire right coast or the Eastern Coast of both North America and South America has again the Atlantic Ocean next to it. Look also at the ARCTIC OCEAN on top and the SOUTHERN OCEAN at the bottom

5 INDIAN OCEAN Now look at Asia It has a land mass jutting out in the South, located centrally and it is a country called INDIA And just south of the Indian peninsula lies the INDIAN OCEAN [A Peninsula is any land mass jutting out into the sea], The same ocean wafts the shores of Africa as well as Australia The eastern (or right) shores of Africa and The western (or left) shores of Australia

6 PACIFIC OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN is the largest and to understand its vastness we have to turn the globe around and keep it in front. You will see that the entire circle that you can see is one big Ocean, Pacific Ocean with its two boundaries, Asia (and Australia) on the left and the Americas on the right In fact people of China, Japan and some other Asian countries turn the globe around and look at a World Map which has the Pacific Ocean at its centre.

7 THE CONTINENTS- and their REGIONS Now that you have become familiar with the World Map, the Position of the Continents and the location of the Oceans between the Continental land masses, we will go on to reckon the different Regions that we will be examining in order to reach our target of the 193 countries of the world. THE AMERICAS There are FOUR REGIONS in the AMERICAS CONTINENTAL REGIONS Number of Countries 1 North America 3 2 South America 12 3 Central America 7 4 Caribbean Islands 13 TOTAL 35 North America has three countries, South America has 12 countries, Central America has 7 countries and the Caribbean Islands have 13 countries

8 EUROPE There are seven REGIONS in EUROPE CONTINENTAL REGIONS Number of Countries 1 Western Europe 8 2 Eastern Europe 8 3 Central Europe 8 4 Peninsular Europe 8 5 Southern Europe 7 6 Scandinavia 5 7 Island Nations in 2 the Mediterranean TOTAL 45

9 AFRICA has six REGIONS CONTINENTAL REGIONS Number of Countries 1 Northern Africa 10 2 Eastern Africa 10 3 Central Africa 8 4 Western Africa 10 5 Southern Africa 10 6 Island Nations 5 Total 53

10 ASIA, the largest continent, has six REGIONS CONTINENTAL REGIONS Number of Countries 1 Indian Subcontinent 6 2 Middle East 7 3 West Asia 12 4 Central Asia 5 5 Mainland Asia 5 6 South East Asia 11 Total 46

11 Besides the above Regions, there are two more Regions Australasia and Oceania CONTINENTAL REGIONS Number of Countries 1 Australasia 2 2 Oceania 12 Total 14

12 THE WORLD MAP AND ITS 25 REGIONS CONTINENTAL REGIONS Number of Regions Number of Countries 1 The Americas Europe Africa Asia Australasia & 2 14 Oceania Total So, altogether we would be dealing with these 25 regions, total of 193 UN recognized countries. In the Memorize the World Map you would be presented with these Sections. Take your pick. There is no right way to proceed. It depends on which continent you would be interested in right away. Just blast it. You will find how easy it all is to be able to draw the World Map, each continent, each country and how easy it is to actually remember where the countries are, exactly. Once you learn to Draw the 25 Regions of the Continents the Mnemonic Method comes into play. That helps in placing the countries exactly in their correct location. I ll show you how that works in the section on South America, a continent having only 12 countries and a French Territory. For a complete picture you can go here:

13 An Excerpt from the Main ebook Memorize the World Map SOUTH AMERICA Draw the flat Equator first. Then draw a rough triangle with the vertical dotted line as shown below (and remove it after drawing the left triangle) As shown below, C is the mid point of A and B. And we join EC first. Then from D we draw another line to cut across EC and touch AB making a little triangle

14 The lines are to be drawn in the following sequence: Line 1, Line 2 and then Line 3 Now we will learn to draw Chile and two more countries. Draw the three parallel lines as shown and then draw one vertical line down and we get Chile We immediately get three major countries of South America: Brazil Argentina and Chile See that Chile actually looks like a vertical chilly!! Look at the actual map of South America below

15 The land mass down below is a portion of Antarctica trying to extend its arm to touch the southern-most tip of South America (Tierra del Fuego). This arm is called Antarctic peninsula In order to draw the northernmost countries of this continent, you need to draw three simple lines and voila you have five countries, nay, four countries and one region of France. First join PQ and extend & draw two parallel lines to the right

16 This is how you get the northernmost four countries and one Overseas Territory of France. French Guiana became famous for the prison in the island of Kourou where criminals from France would be deported to. The mnemonic we would use here is CALL [Colombia] WHEN [Venezuela] GUY S [Guyana] SURNAME S [Surinam] FRENCH [French] Let us look at the actual map of these northern countries Do you see that the Equator passes through only two countire: Ecuador and Colombia apart from Brazil ofcourse

17 Now for the last set of five countries in South America, two of which are land locked The mnemonic we would use here is AQUA [Ecuador] PURE [Peru] BOILED [Bolivia] PURGES [Paraguay] YOUR GUY [Uruguay] Again the actual map would look like this: Notice that Bolivia and Paraguay are land-locked countries

18 Finally, let us see all the 12 countries of South America Here they are

19 All the 12 countries of South America 1. Colombia 2. Venezuela 3. Guyana 4. Surinam 5. Ecuador 6. Peru 7. Bolivia 8. Paraguay 9. Uruguay 10. Brazil 11. Argentina 12. Chile French Guiana is an Overseas Territory of France and is not an independent country. Read on for the MODULES IN THE PIPELINE or read all about them here: In Conclusion There are many more modules in the main ebook So what you get in the main ebook are 1. How to Draw the World Map and Memorize the locations of all the 193 Countries 2. How to Draw the Map of USA and Memorize the locations of all the 50 States 3. The Countries through which the Equator passes 4. The Countries through which the Prime Meridian passes 5. The Oceans and Seas of the Whole World 6. The top 20 Largest Countries in the Whole World 7. The Smallest Countries of the World and we are constantly adding more modules

20 The modules in the pipeline are 8. A Workbook for Memorize the World Map ebook 9. Absolute Location of all the Continents and Countries and how to remember them 10. Latitude and Longitude of all the major Cities of the World and how to easily memorize the same 11. Draw an Accurate World MAP complete with Latitude and Longitude with nothing more than a pencil and a paper entirely from memory 12. Country Shapes and how to remember them 13. A Quiz Book on the World Map 14. How to predict the Climate of any place on earth by a process of Deduction 15. how to draw and remember the 10 Partially Recognized Countries. Check out below for the latest

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