The World According To Erika L.

Editorial

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Globalization: Making the World Stronger or Weaker?

Q&A

What makes a good citizen?

Paying Taxes

To be a good citizen, you have to be aware of your rights and your responsibilities. Paying your taxes and obeying the laws, both social laws and political laws are examples of responsibilities. It is a responsibility to pay taxes because the taxes get used to pay for schools and things in your town. It is also a responsibility to obey the law because laws keep citizens in your country safe. So to be a good citizen, you have to know what you have to do, and what you should do.

What is the difference between limited and unlimited forms of government?

Unlimited Government

The difference between limited and unlimited forms of government is the amount of power the government has in each form.In a limited government, the government doesn’t have too much power and respects everyone’s rights. Things that make a limited government is for them to have separation power, rights of the minority, the rule of law, a Constitution and to have consent of the governed. One example of a limited government is the government of the USA. Like rule of law says that even the government have to follow the laws. Nobody is above the law. In an unlimited government, the government has most of the power and doesn’t always respect everyone’s rights.In an unlimited government, one of the five rules used to make sure that government doesn't have too much power is missing. So that means that the government has as much power as they like. Usually, an autocracy is an unlimited government because people like control and power and there is only one person in control. One example of an unlimited government is when Hitler ruled Germany, he had complete control over Germany. Like if they didn't have the rule of law, then the government could do whatever they wanted to because there is no law that they have to follow. So the difference between a limited and unlimited forms of government is the amount of power, control and limits they have.

What forces work for and against supranational cooperation among nations?

Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces

There are multiple forces that work for and against supranational corporations like the EU.Some forces that work for the EU are the EU flag, EU anthem, etc. Other centripetal forces is the increased travel, the trade bloc and the common market. The EU flag, anthem and the holiday makes the people feel like they are citizens of Europe and not just wherever they’re from. The increased travel also works for the EU because then, people get to know of more cultures and they don’t have to do a lot of paperwork to go to other countries that are also in the EU. The common market is a force that works for the EU because with the common market, workers and goods can travel across borders more easily. With a common market, goods are also cheaper because the tariffs are lower. Some centrifugal forces are the different languages, the different types of money, the different amounts of money people get payed and people’s national pride. The different languages are a centrifugal force because with over 20 languages, the EU have to translate everything to all the different languages. The euro is also a centrifugal force because not everyone uses the euro, even if they want to. You need to have a stable economy to be able to use the euro. Also the amount of wealth people have and the jobs people have are also a centrifugal force. Western Europe is wealthier than Eastern Europe, so some people immigrate to Western Europe. But then the people in Western Europe think that the immigrants from Eastern Europe will take all the jobs because they’ll work for less money. Some people might have national pride and not want to join the EU, in fear that if they join the EU, then their national identities will be gone. As you can see, there are multiple forces that work for and against supranational corporations like the EU.

How do people adapt to living in a desert region?

Sahara Oasis

There are many ways that people adapt to living in a desert region, wearing loose clothing and knowing what crops to plant in their environment. One way is that people living there wear long and loose clothing. People wear loose and long clothing because the long clothing protects them from the wind, sand and sun. Without those long clothes, they would probably be exposed to the sun for like 1 minute and be sunburned. The loose clothing also allows them to not feel as hot because it allows them to breathe more. Another way people adapt to living in a desert region is knowing what crops they can grow in their environment. They need to know what crops grow in their environment because if they grow a crop that doesn’t grow well in their environment, the crop will most likely die and the people who grew it won’t be able to sell that crop or eat it (if edible). So that is why people learned to use crops that grow well there ( like acacia and baobab trees) and plant crops that grow well and cost a lot (cash crops like date palms). There are many different ways to adapt to a desert environment, wearing appropriate clothing and knowing what crops to grow are 2 of those ways.

How does having a valuable resource affect region?

Oil Reserves

How does having a valuable resource affect a region? Having a valuable resource can affect a region in many ways. It can make a country rich, and also improve life in general for people living there. Having valuable resources can make a country rich. By selling that valuable resource, the country can earn a lot of money just from that one resource. For example, the Per Capita GDP (average income for a person living there) in Bahrain is $37,200 (US Dollars). Without the oil, they would have to find another way to earn money, which is by fishing. But fish isn’t that valuable and there isn’t a high demand for fish. So the Per Capita GDP would be lower and the people wouldn't be so rich. Having a valuable resources like crude oil and natural gas can make life in general for a country better. For example, having oil reserves in different places in Southwest Asia has made their infant mortality rate go down by ⅔ and the life expectancy has improved by 15 years. That means that the general quality of life got better. As you can see, having a valuable resource in a region can make the country rich, and make life in general better.

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