MAP OF BOLOVIA
FLAG OF BOLIVIA The ﬂag of Bolivia has three colored stripes. The top layer is red. The red in this ﬂag stands for hardiness, strength, valor, and bravery. The middle stripe is the yellow. This color stands for generosity. Lastly on the bottom is the green stripe. Green stands for hope joy and love. The crest in the middle of the ﬂag, has a central cartouche that is surrounded by Bolivian muskets, Bolivian ﬂags, and laurel branches, with an Andean condor on top. The central cartouche is bordered by ten stars at the bottom and Bolivia written at the top. The stars represent the nine Departementos and the former province taken over by Chile. In the middle of the central cartouche is a picture of the silver mountain, Potosí. Behind the mountain the sun is rising and in front, a majestic llama stands next to a palm tree.
The ﬂag of Bolivia shows the llama, the national animal, and the mountain showing the geography. The etiquette of the Bolivian ﬂag is very strict. Like the United States, when a ﬂag is at half mast, it means there is grief or mourning. There are speciﬁc ways to hoist the ﬂag, wave the ﬂag, and present the ﬂag. The ﬂag is not to be hung, hoisted, or stored in a way it can be easily torn. If the ﬂag is hung upside down it is a sign of distress. No mark is allowed to be made on the ﬂag at all, no matter the circumstance. With international aﬀairs, no ﬂags are to be hung one above the other in a time of peace.
Geography and Climate
Boliviaâ€™s!government!has!just!recently!adopted!a!new! constitution!that!was!first!proposed!in!2007.!!The! constitution!itself!was!ratified!in!2008!and!is!now!in! action.!Statistics!say!that!60%!of!the!people!in!Bolivia! were!for!the!constitution!and!thought!it!was!a!good! idea,!40%!thought!it!was!a!terrible!idea!and!thought!that!it!would!tear!the!country!apart!and!that!it!was!too! extreme!an!idea.!Although!many!disagree!about! how!good!it!is!for!Bolivia!many!agree!that!it!was! done!under!stress.!It!is!said!that!the! congressmen!trying!to!approve!the!new! constitution!were!locked!in!a!room!for!6!days,! they!even!slept!in!the!room!they!were!locked!in,! to!try!to!approve!this!constitution.!Bolivian! government!has!three!branches!for!government! like!our!government!consisting!of!judicial!Branch! executive!branch!and!legislative!branch.!The! judicial!branch!is!made!up!of!supreme!justices! who!are!elected!for!10!years!at!a!time!before! they!have!to!give!up!the!seat!to!other!people.! The!legislative!system!includes!130!people.!The! executive!branch!is!the!president!who!can!make! veto!bills!and!go!to!war.!Suffrage!is!age!18!if!you! are!married!and!age!21!or!over!if!you!are!single.!! ! ! Works!cited! http://www.boliviabella.com/government.html!! http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/country_profiles/1218814.stm! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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• 1538P!Spain!conquers!Bolivia!! • 1545P!Silver!Mountain!is!discovered!in!Bolivia!creating! lots!of!money!for!Spain.! • 1825P!Bolivia!becomes!free!of!Spain.! • 1920P!Natives!of!Bolivia!begin!to!rebel! • 1925P1935P!Bolivia!becomes!weak!and!starts!to!lose!a! lot!of!land.! • 1952P!!Peasants!and!miners!overthrow!the!government!! • 2005P!Socialists!form!a!political!party! • 2008P!Socialists!win!the!election.! • 2008!new!constitution!is!written! • 2008P2013P!Socialist!government!is!in!power! ! !
Industry and Tourism
In Bolivia one of the largest industries is agriculture. Agriculture takes up such a large amount of Bolivian industry that almost two-‐ﬁ hs of the working popula on is involved with agriculture in one way or
another. Even with that informa on agriculture is only responsible for approximately one seventh of the country’s gross domes c product. Potatoes are a main crop in the Andes which run through Bolivia. Potatoes come in thousands of varie es and were eaten by the na ves far before the introduc on of potatoes to Europe. Other very important crops are barely, wheat, and corn. The coca leaf, the raw
Industry and Tourism
material used to make cocaine, s ll plays a large role in Bolivias economy.
Manufacturing is also a very important industry for Bolivia and has con nued to grow exponen ally ever since the early 1950’s but s ll remains small when compared to those of some of the larger economies of the world. Bolivia also has a large mineral processing industry that con nues to provide the country with a seemingly constant stream of revenue. Recently there has been a large investment in soybean processing and the manufacturing of tex les, wood products and so drinks.
Industry and Tourism
Tourism has played a large role in Bolivias economy and con nues to do so as the country grows and a racts tourists from other countries. From the scenic views of the Andes and the ancient Incan ruins that sca er the mountainside to
the beau ful beaches of Lake Ti caca it is near impossible to not ﬁnd something extraordinary to do while in Bolivia! In the growing ci es such as La Paz or Santa
Cruz you can ﬁnd the majes c historical buildings and places that helped shape this country as well as new modern hotels and architecture. Along with all of the other wonderful a rac ons Bolivia is home to tropical towns and na onal parks.
-FUN FACTSBolivia birth rate is 24 births/1,000 population
Bolivia infant mortality rate is 41 deaths/1,000 live births
Bolivia fertility rate is 2.87 children born/woman
Bolivian society families Bolivians stress bilateral kinship, and virtually all recognize and stress kin groups beyond the nuclear family and household. Ritual kinship such as godparent hood is extremely important. Family in Bolivia is very important because their is not much more than that there for them to rely on and the famlies help family and thatâ€™s how they function. Getting around: in Bolivia the towns are similar but also very different. the towns have many little stands of food market style clothing stands and more there are many thing that are actually interesting they make there living off these markets and getting the materials sold in these markets. The way they get around in towns in Bolivia is interesting too they go around in track systems and busses.
Holidays: Ano Nuevo new years ,labor day ,independence day the holidays in the bolivian nation are very similar to the holidays in america and there ae about as many the life of bolivians are different but thatâ€™s the way they live.
A Aji de lengua 1 cow tongue 2 lbs or less water sufficient to cook the tongue ½ cup oil 2 cups white onion, cut into thin strips 1 cup tomato, peeled and finely chopped ½ cup ground spicy red pepper ½ cup parsley, finely chopped ½ teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon crumbled oregano ½ teaspoon ground pepper 1 cup green peas, peeled 4 cups broth or water 1 spoonful of salt
Daily living in Bolivia s different than what we have in our life’s in America it is a lot harder life style and more strenuous on the people because of the economy schools and everything. The daily living in the Bolivian society is much different there food is different education and many more things are different. Food: The food there is based on carbs because of the deficient in the meats and food they can get. The primary thing there is the potato and that is what they have the most access to. The diet has many soups and starches.
Education: the education in the country of Bolivia is way different than the education in america the education there is from 6 to age 13 and is paid for then after that you can go to another school for 4 years paid and that’s it as here we go a lot longer than they do in Bolivia. Marriage/ family: the marriage in Bolivia is different then what we see in America in Bolivia the marriage is a rite of passage and a ticket to adult hood.
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