Industrial landscape

Industrial landscapes are obviously typical of those areas where industrial activities are very intense. Therefore it is necessary to make a distinction between industrialized and poorly-industrialized countries. The latter are located in the so-called South of the world. They are scarcely developed and their populations live in poverty. Instead, the North of the world is populated by highly industrialized countries, the rich ones, i.e. North America, Western Europe, Japan. Also Australia and New Zealand can be included in this group.
The north, more developed, hosts ¼ of the world population, but owns 80% of global incomes and 90% of the industrial production. Between the north and the south are all those countries (Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Brazil and Mexico) that, in the latest years, have experienced a gradual industrialization process. These countries, in order to reach a higher industrial development, exploit their raw materials and low-cost labour force.

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