The World According To Sandra A.

Editorial

Mount Everest, is it worth the risk?

Every year people try to climb Mt.Everest, some are successful and make it and some are not, but the ones who make it have a great adventure. Climbing up to the top of the World looks fun. Not many people can claim they reached the 29,035 ft summit of Mt. Everest and for those that make it they can brag that they have been on top of World. Another reason why it is worth the risk is because climbing the mountain makes you stronger. In order to make it up the mountain you need to carry all your supplies in your backpack like your tent, oxygen,water, and many other things. Also you have to train your body to work with less oxygen to make it to the summit. Finally, if climbing the seven summits is your dream, then you have to climb Mt. Everest.

Q&A

Oil is a valuable resource that affects the Middle East.

How might having a valuable resource affect the region?

Non Renewable crude oil is a valuable resource that can be found in south west Asia. This oil can have a positive affect in some countries there.One positive affect is that it can increase a country's GDP. For example, The the UAE and Kuwait both have a lot of oil reserves and there GDPs are high from selling it.Another positive effect is, Countries selling oil can afford better health care. For example, Some countries in that region now have longer life expectancy and lower infant mortality rates. When countries sell oil there lives get better.

Nomadic herders wear baggy clothes in the Sahara desert.

Question: How people adapt to living in a desert region?

People adapt to living in the harsh areas of the Sahara and Sahel by wearing special clothes and using a farming system that works with the variable conditions. Nomads are people who move their herds through the desert.They need to wear special clothing to protect them from the sun and the sand.The Tuareg are nomads that wear long, loose robes and wrap cloth around their head and across their face. This prevents them from getting burned or bothered by sand in their face while they are moving their herd.People also have adapted in way they farm in the desert.Farmers use shifting agricultural so there field rest and not get too dry. Also they plant grains that will grow in dry places like millet and sorghum.It is not easy for people to live in the desert regions where there are droughts and marginal lands for farming of the Sahara or the Sahel but adaptations in clothing and farming make it possible.

The EU has 27 countries.

In supranational cooperation like the EU there are forces that will unite and divide the countries. An economic centripetal force that unites the EU is the Trade Bloc. The Trade Bloc allows the EU countries to have more power in global economy. There are some countries that are small and will never be able to compete in the global market, but when they work with all the EU countries they have more power and can do more business. However, a cultural centrifugal force that divides EU members is national pride and cultural traditions. Some countries don't want to give up their traditions for the EU. For Example many countries are proud of their national soccer teams and wouldn't want to give up for one European team.Also many countries want to keep their language which makes it hard for them to communicate from the EU. The centripetal and centrifugal forces unite and divide Europe and these forces make cooperation useful but also challenging .

What does it mean to be a good citizen?

To be a good citizen: There are different ways people can be good citizens. One way people can do that is by paying their taxes. Good citizens know when they pay their taxes it helps the government provide services. Good citizens also obey the laws. They follow the laws to stay out of trouble and know they need to be responsible for themselves. All citizens have rights like freedom of speech, and the right to own property. Also, good citizens know they need to be tolerant of each other. One of the most important things are good citizens do is volunteer for there community and help pick up things.I picked this picture because citizens respect the American flag.

What do you think is the most effective style of government and why?

Dictatorship is the most effective style of government. Dictators have absolute control over citizens lives and make all the decisions for their government. This is effective because dictators have less opposition when making decisions and can make them quickly. For example, when Fujimori wanted to solve Peru’s economic problems and terrorism troubles he had difficulty when there were checks, but he found success when there wasn't opposition and he solved some of their problems. Another reason is it takes less time to get stuff done when one person has final say for everyone. For example, when dictators tell people what the laws are people will know what to do immediately and not have to decide for themselves which takes no time. This is unlike a democracy where everybody has a say and it takes a long time to get things done because people have to go and vote. Even though dictatorship is more effective in getting things done, dictatorships usually don't care about people and so maybe it is not the best government for people.

This quote shows that sometimes leaders get more things done when there is no option.

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