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By any measure, Peru is one of the world's most scenic, historic, intriguing, and diverse countries. But in many ways, it also is a very troubled land. Few countries have a greater potential for development than Peru, but the country reflects a glorious and turbulent past and faces an uncertain future. Peru's cultural history is as diverse and fascinating as the country's natural landscapes. Since the conquest, Spaniards have dominated the country's political, social, and economic institutions leading to an ...
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By any measure, Peru is one of the world's most scenic, historic, intriguing, and diverse countries. But in many ways, it also is a very troubled land. Few countries have a greater potential for development than Peru, but the country reflects a glorious and turbulent past and faces an uncertain future. Peru's cultural history is as diverse and fascinating as the country's natural landscapes. Since the conquest, Spaniards have dominated the country's political, social, and economic institutions leading to an imbalance of power and opportunity between different groups in the land. These problems spill over in political instability and terrorist activity and have had a negative impact on all Peruvians.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780791074787
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Modern World Nations Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introducing Peru 8
2 Land of Environmental Diversity 14
3 Native Cultures 34
4 People and Culture 50
5 Political History and Government 62
6 Peru's Economy: Problems and Prospects 74
7 Living in Peru Today 86
8 Peru Looks Ahead 98
Facts at a Glance 104
History at a Glance 108
Further Reading 110
Index 111
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