The World According To Emmanuel S.

Editorial

Q & A

Members of both political parties peacefully march together

What does being a good citizen mean? Being a good citizen means that you participate in your country’s democracy or government. First, you must follow the laws of your nation, state, town, and school. The laws make people responsible for following the common rules of a society. It is important to follow a common set of rules so that the society can function. This includes paying taxes, getting an education to a certain degree, and treating one another justly, whether it is for business or social circumstances. Every one of these responsibilities has a reason. For example, paying taxes allows society to have money to provide services for the common good. Education gives people the skills they need to get a job and make enough money to eat. Treating each other respectfully and justly, being tolerant of each other, is necessary for living together peacefully and in harmony. People need to be informed about the responsibilities they have as a community member, in order for society to continue to run smoothly. With responsibilities come rights, which include the right to vote for a political leader, and freedom of speech (that is the freedom to express your ideas). In conclusion, good citizens need to have a solid understanding of these ideas.

What is the most effective style of government and why? The most effective style of government is dictatorship. Dictatorship is the most effective style of government because it is very efficient, and decisions are made faster and easier than most other forms of government. It is more efficient, because there is no other person or part of government that can check the dictator’s power. Decisions are made faster due to the fact that there is no opportunity to debate with other forms of government. Without separation of power, there is no limit on the dictator’s authority. The dictator is the only power, and there is nobody to object to his laws and the rules he creates. This is called an unlimited government, where there is no limit to the government’s power. The dictator can do whatever he wants, which may result in a good event. In conclusion, dictatorship is the most efficient because there are no limits placed on the leader’s power, and because of that, nobody can object to the decisions made by the dictator. Even though dictatorship may be the most efficient form of government, it is not the most just and fair. Dictators can ignore rights of the minority, rule of law, consent of the governed, and other limits of government.

What forces work for and against supranational cooperation among nations?

In the European Union, there are both centripetal and centrifugal forces working for and against supranational cooperation among nations. One centripetal force working for supranational cooperation is the trade bloc. Centripetal forces are forces that work for supranational cooperation. The trade bloc is an economic agreement to promote trade among countries in the EU, giving individual nations more power in the global marketplace. With this benefit, it acts as an important force that brings people together. A centrifugal force that is working against supranational cooperation is the different languages of the many countries in the EU. Centrifugal forces are forces that work against supranational cooperation. With all these different languages within these nations, it may become harder for people to work and live together because they may not be able to communicate easily. Also, the different languages delay the decision making process in EU governed. When the EU makes a decision, they need to translate it to many languages, and this takes a while. In conclusion, having a supranational cooperation can be challenging, with many centrifugal forces battling it, but there are many benefits for countries inside a supranational cooperation that make the problems worth it. Centripetal forces are also helping supranational cooperation, maintaining a healthy balance and keeping the EU stable and happy.

How do people adapt to living in a desert region? There are many ways people adapt to living in a desert region. Wearing appropriate clothing and trading are two of the most important. In the Sahara, the Tuareg wear long, blue robes to suit them in their environment. These robes are worn for many reason. First, the long robes cover nearly their entire body, including their head. This protects them from the sun beating down upon them, and keeps them cooler. Also, the robes keep the Tuareg from the harsh winds that blow in the Sahara, also keeping some sand from blowing and stinging them. The long, flowing robes are airy and don't stick to the people. This lets the air circulate, helping the Tuareg breathe easier. Nomads in the Sahara trade their goods for the goods of people in the oases. The wandering Tuareg are nomads that move throughout the Sahara. The Sahara is a very harsh environment, and the Tuareg cannot cultivate all they need to sustain themselves. Because of this, they pass through the ergs, regs, and hammadas of the desert to reach oases so that they can trade. The nomads trade meat, cheese and milk for grain, vegetables, fruit and water. As the Tuareg example illustrates, the human capacity for adaptation is large. People who live in harsh environments must adapt in many different ways in order to survive

How might having a valuable resource affect a region? Having a valuable resource may affect a region by making it richer. This could cause a positive effect or negative effect. Oil has made many countries in Southwest and Central Asia richer and improved the citizen's wellbeing. The oil in Southwest Asia provides this region with large amounts of money. Researchers discovered that over 30 years, the life expectancy increased by 15 years. They also found that the infant mortality rate had dropped by nearly two thirds. Many more jobs were opened to more people. These countries used their money to improve the quality of life for their people. However, other countries do not use the money they make to improve the lives of their people. In some places, such as Iraq, the money does not go to the people. At a point in Iraq’s history, a dictator controlled the income from the oil, and used it to build the military, to fight wars, and for his own needs. The distribution of the oil money was not to the citizens. This lets many countries become poor and does not improve poverty. Yemen, for example, is the 60th poorest country in the world. Having a valuable resource may benefit the needs of the people if the money is distributed equally. In the other hand, it may also cause people in the region to become poorer, due to the fact that the money is not sent to the citizens.

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