The World According to Maggie D

Editorial

Q&A

Q: What does it mean to be a good citizen

A:Being a good citizen can say many things. As a citizen you have rights. For example getting the right to have freedom of speech or petitioning. Petitioning is having people sign a paper to get something you want from the government or office. Another part is following the responsibilities. For example paying taxes and voting in a political event.

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

A: Democracy is the most effective form government. In democracy, citizens get to have a representative democracy and get to vote for their representative. This means the USA is a democracy and we get to vote for our leader and representatives. In democracy we have a limited government. An example of a limited government is is rule of law. We, the citizens and the government have to follow the rule of law to be a good citizen. We have limited government to restrict too much power. That is why democracy is the most important form of government.

What forces work for and against supranational cooperation among nations?

The supranational cooperation among EU nations both have centripetal and centrifugal forces.There are some centrifugal forces the drive the EU apart.One centrifugal force is that there is a language barrier. Because there are 23 languages it is hard to communicate between countries. Another is that there is more wealth in the western part of Europe than in the eastern part of Europe.There are some centripetal forces unite the EU. One example is that most countries use euros. Another is that EU citizens can work and live anywhere in the EU and have a good job.In conclusion, there are many centripetal forces and centrifugal forces.

How do people adapt to living in a desert region?

People adapt by using their natural resources all around them and using their animals for transportation. People have adapted by living near the oasis. People have made homes near water in the middle of the desert so that they have resources and they don't have to worry about a drought. People have adapted by using their animals as transportation. People have used their animals to get around the desert and stay away from desertification. This is how people adapt to living in the desert region.

How might having a valuable resource affect a region?

A valuable resource could affect the region by pulling it apart because of it value and the distribution is uneven.Because of the oil in Asia there is a lot of developed countries that get more money than other smaller countries.The countries that have more oil are getting more money than the country's that have less oil. This is why The isn't an even distribution among the countries of southwest and Central Asia.Getting the oil costs a lot of money and time because the workers have to build the machines and that takes a long time. Once they get to the oil they have to get through the hard top rock that is covering the oil and natural gas.The oil reserves are affecting this because there is war about oil and natural gas because it costs a lot of money.In conclusion that is why oil is affecting the region.

Credits:

Created with images by markusspiske - "globe africa europe" • qimono - "earth globe moon" • katja - "tree desert namibia" • South African Tourism - "Witsand - South Africa" • Easa Shamih (iZZo) | P.h.o.t.o.g.r.a.p.h.y - "Silhouette in the Lonely World" • seyed mostafa zamani - "Smile"

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