The World According To Rohan T.

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What does it mean to be a good citizen? Being a good citizen has many requirements, and one of them is that you follow the responsibilities that you are given to do. Responsibilities are shown in different ways, such as laws and rules. These include keeping informed, paying taxes, and more. Also, there are Rights. If you are a good citizen, than you have Rights: the ability to do special things. These can be big things like freedom of speech, petition, and more, while others are smaller things like getting to watch T.V. So, to be a good citizen you also must respect other people’s rights, but they should respect your as well.

What is government and why is it necessary?

Government is the system of organization of the community and it is needed to stop chaos, or anarchy. Government is the way of organization of a country. Without government, there would be no organization, no rights, no responsibilities, no buildings, no roads, no schools, no shops, and more things the wouldn't be there. Without leaders, no one would follow anyone and nothing would ever be done, such as why the cavemen never had schools. Without government, everything would be chaos. With no government, there would be no constitution, which means no laws, which means something like murder can't be “bad”. To sum it up, government is a system that keeps things organized and civilized and it is needed to stop chaos.

What forces work for and against supranational cooperation among nations in the EU? There are many forces that work for and against supranational cooperation among nations. These forces can be called centripetal, for supranational cooperation, and centrifugal, against supranational cooperation. One of these forces is the trade bloc and the common market. A trade bloc basically is a group of countries that work together to promote trade with each other. Since there are millions of people living in this trade bloc, other nations want to trade with this trade bloc. The common market has all kinds of different helpful uses. These include the fact that goods can travel across country borders, without a tariff, lower prices, the fact that workers can travel freely to other EU countries to find work, and more. Another one of these forces is more on the political side, and it is the supranational level of government. This level of government has its pros and cons. A pro is that this level of government takes members of the governments of the other countries to work on shared and environmental issues, which means each country gets to participate. A con is that if the majority wants to go through a decision but one country doesn't, that country will have to follow through with the decision anyway, which is a reason why a country might not want to join the EU- they would have to give up some of their power. This force here is kind of centrifugal, and it is about the culture and language. Even though the EU may have some different aspects of culture that is united such as Europe Day, there are still separate cultures in between countries. Another big issue about this is the language that the country speaks. Even though the EU may be thought as one region, all the countries inside of it still speak their own languages, which will be difficult to communicate if you go to a different country in the EU, creating some diversity. So those are some centripetal and centrifugal forces relating to the EU. The trade bloc and common market, the supranational level of government, and the culture are the ones mentioned, but there are definitely more.

How do people adapt to living in a desert region? There are many ways to adapt to living in the Sahara desert. One way of adapt to living in the desert is to live in an oasis. Oases are areas in the desert that are much more lush than the nearby desert. These are created when water from the ground is accessed to the surface when here is a naturally occurring hole or a low spot in the desert. Other oases are man made, when people dig holes so the water underground has a new way of reaching the surface. Date palms are found in oases, and they are also very useful. Everything from this tree can be used. The fruit for eating, it's trunk and leaves for bulk ding, bark for rope, and more. Another way of adapting in the Sahara would be to live like the Tuareg. The Tuareg are a group of nomads that live in the southern Sahara. These nomads raise different animals such as camels, goats, cattle, and sheep. They wear long, loose blue clothing to protect themselves from the sun. These people are only in groups of less than 100 people, and these people are always ready to move. They ride on camels because they can go for a long time without water and camels can see without being blinded by sand. There are many ways to adapt in the Sahara. One way is to live in a lush oasis, where you can farm. Another way to live in the Sahara is to travel and live like the Tuareg.

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