The World According To Holden L.

Editorial

Q & A

What makes a good citizen?

A good citizen is someone who follows political and social laws. A political law is a law that is passed by the government, but a social law is a law that is just enforced by people. For example, a social law could be, tip the waiter, a political law could be, no stealing. Secondly, a good citizen pays their taxes, because taxes help pay for government paid things like paving roads and building schools. Thirdly, a good citizen exercises their right to vote for president, because this means their opinion gets considered by the government. Lastly, a good citizen is aware of their right of freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is the ability to speak what you believe without getting punished for it. In conclusion, a good citizen should be aware of their rights and responsibilities.

People protesting, exercising their right of freedom of speech.

What is the most effective form of government?

The most effective form of government is dictatorship. Firstly, Dictatorship is the most effective form of government because all the decisions can be made a lot quicker than other forms of government.These decisions can be made quicker because the dictator has all the power, so there isn't anyone to disagree with him. This is ignoring consent of the governed because there is no other government to give their consent, but that is a good thing in some cases. Secondly, dictatorship is the most effective form of government because it is easier to try new ideas.It is easier to try new ideas because nobody can vote against these laws. The dictator can basically just think up an idea then immediately try it, which can result in some good things. Also, this is especially good when it is related to the military, so there is no time wasted arguing about what to do while the army is getting defeated in battle. In conclusion, though dictatorship is the most effective form of government, it is not fair because the dictator can ignore citizen’s rights and ignore separation of power, rights of the minority, and all the other limits of government.

Statue of Liberty: symbol of America

What forces work for and against supranational cooperation among nations?

Many forces in the EU are centrifugal or centripetal for cooperation.Firstly, a centripetal force in the EU is the common market and trade bloc. A common market causes people to want to join the EU or stay in the EU because people can transport goods across countries without having to pay tariffs. Also, a common market creates a trade bloc which gives countries more power and a chance of winning a war because if you attack one country in the EU, you attack the entire EU. Secondly, a centrifugal force in the EU is that the western side is more wealthy than the eastern side. This is a centrifugal force because Western Europe is afraid that their money will be spent on the poorer countries. Also, the people in the east will work for less, so when they go to the western side, the westerners will get fired from their jobs and the easterners will get hired. In conclusion, there are lots of centripetal forces like a common market, and there are lots of centrifugal forces like the difference in the standard of living.

The Eiffel Tower is a prominent feature in France, which is currently in the EU.

How do people adapt to living in a desert region?

There are many ways people living in the desert adapt to their surroundings. Two of these ways are living near an oasis, and wearing flowing clothes.The first way people adapt to living in the desert is living near an oasis. People in the desert live near oases to have water and food, which are both scarce resources in the desert. People get water because there are always small or large rivers or lakes in oases. People get food from date palms that grow in oases. Date palms give people food because they produce lots of dates. Also, date palms give people wood, and bark that can be turned into rope. Lastly, there are two other trees near oases, the acacia and baobab trees. These trees give people wood and shelter from the sun. The second way people adapt to living in the desert is wearing long flowing clothes. People in the desert wear long flowing clothes because it keeps them cool. These clothes keep them cool by allowing air to flow through the clothes, keeping the wearer dry. One example of this is the Tuareg, who always wear long flowing blue robes. In conclusion, people adapt in many ways, including the two most important ones, living near oases and wearing flowing clothing.

Water source in the middle of an oasis

How can having a valuable resource effect a region?

Having a valuable resource affects Southwest and Central Asia by making it’s life expectancy go up. Also, it has made the countries in the region have a higher Per Capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Firstly, having oil reserves in a country helps the life expectancy of its people go up. In countries with oil, life expectancy has gone up, because the country can afford better healthcare for the people in it. In Southwest Asia, the Life expectancy has gone up by 15 years! Life expectancy is the average amount of years a person would live in that country. Also, it is a measure of the Human Development Index, or HDI. Oil helps many people in these countries because the countries can create more jobs, so more people earn money, which leads to people being able to afford better healthcare. Secondly, having oil in a country can help raise its Per Capita GDP. Having oil in a country can help raise its Per Capita GDP by raising the money the government has and the amount of money the people earn. For example, because of oil, Qatar has a Per Capita GDP of 101,000. Per Capita GDP is the amount of money a country has divided by the population of the country. Although having a high Per Capita GDP is good, it doesn't always give an accurate representation of how much each person has because the money isn't always evenly spread among the people. Lastly, oil almost always affects countries in good ways, including raising the Life Expectancy and raising the Per Capita GDP. In conclusion, the countries of Southwest and Central Asia have become better and more developed countries because of oil.

This picture shows where the oil reserves are in SW and Central Asia.

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