Q:Mt.Everest, is it worth the risk or not?
A:I think that climbing Mt. Everest is a bad idea. One reason is it is dangerous. The risk of death is high, 4 out of 100 people who climb Mt Everest never make it back down alive. Around 223 people have died and most are still on the mountain. There are sudden snowstorms and fatal avalanches on the steep slopes and ridges. The thin air at base camp is alot thinner so it is hard to breath enough. At the top of Mt.Everest the ai is 33% of the air at sea level. You need to take 3 breaths to get one normal breath. Another reason is that it is expensive. The cost of gear alone can be thousands of dollars. Sherpas are also very expensive, they can be from tens of thousands to more than one hundred thousand dollars. You also have to pay more than eleven thousand dollars for a license to go up per person. These are two of the many reasons why it is a bad idea to climb Mt.Everest
Q: What do you think is the most effective style of government?
A:Dictatorship is the most effective form of government. One reason is that people do not have a say in important government problems. No need to vote, this saves time for everyone. Everything gets done more quickly. For example, Fujimori’s unlimited government fixed Peru’s financial crisis and dealt with terrorists. He disbanded the courts which allowed him to more quickly execute and get rid of the terrorists. Another reason is that a dictator can order people to do whatever needs to get done. If roads, schools, or airports need to be rebuilt, a dictator can order people to just do it. This also creates jobs. For example, Hitler gave lots of citizens jobs by having them make weapons. To summarize, a dictator can get things done quickly and get people to do whatever needs to get done so as long as the dictator is a good leader the country will be a prosperous and effective society.
Q: What makes a good citizen?
A:A citizen is someone who respects others’ rights,exercises their own rights and fulfills their responsibilities. Citizens exercise rights such as speaking their minds using their freedom of speech. They also fulfill responsibilities to society by paying taxes, doing Jury Duty, obeying laws, voting and getting an education. They are informed on current news. They contribute to society.
Q: What forces work for or against supranational cooperation among nations?
A: There are several forces that work against supranational cooperation in Europe. The EU is divided by the Euro. Because some countries don't have economies that are strong enough to meet the requirements for using the Euro they feel separated from the countries that use it. Different languages and cultural identities also divide Europe. There are more than two dozen countries and over 20 different languages in Europe. Each country wants to preserve its own culture. To summarize, the lack of a common currency and diversity in languages and cultures are barriers to supranational cooperation in the EU.
Q:Which would be easier to live in, the Sahara or the Sahel?
A:The Sahel would be easier to live in. The Sahel has more rainfall than the Sahara. The Sahara is constantly in drought. Rainfall means people can farm and people and animals can drink water. The Sahel is a marginal land so more plants can grow. Plants like acacia and baobab grow there, and people can plant some limited crops. The Sahel would be easier to live in because there is water and food, compared to the Sahara where there is no water.
Q:How might having a valuable resource affect a region?
A: Having a valuable resource can affect a region both positively and negatively. On the positive side, when a country sells their resources, that country profits financially. For example, selling crude oil can raise the per capita gross domestic product of the people in that country. On the other hand, having a valuable resource could negatively affect a region because the region might be raided for resources. For example, Kuwait was invaded by Syria for their oil. While it is almost always economically beneficial to the country, sometimes having resources can have a negative effect on a country as well.