Globalization is a powerful force that strengthens our economy. One thing, is that info and goods can get around easier, especially with the rise of new technology like phones, laptops, and tablets. Another thing is competition. Consumers will buy the product with the lowest price so companies will lower their prices until they can't afford to lower their prices anymore. Then prices will be a lot lower and the consumers will be way better off. In result, globalization creates a stronger economy.
My collage of Mount Everest and the journey to the summit.
Climbing Mount Everest is definitely a huge feat if you are able to actually to summit the mountain, but it does come at a price. Around 25% of people die on the climb with more than 200 people dead on the trail to the summit. The climb may be tough but it is worth it. The deadly adventure is worth it because it is a chance to to something that not a lot of people are able to do. Getting to the top may be hard, but when the summit is reached the view and end result of being able to tell everyone “I climbed Mount Everest” is highly worth it. One climber said “it's not the mountain you conquer, it's yourself,” and that is a great thought to be left with.
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Q: How might having a valuable resource affect a region? A: Having a valuable resource is very can affect a region in many ways, good and bad, especially when the resource is non-renewable, like oil. One way having a valuable non-renewable resource impacts a region in a good way is that it gives people jobs. Having jobs helps the economy by giving people money. Since people are earning money, they are escaping poverty and living longer. Infant deaths decline and people migrate to these areas, increasing the population. Creating jobs, living longer, lower infant death rates and higher population is how oil boosts the economy. Even though oil affects regions in positive ways, it also can have some negative impacts. One way oil can negatively impact a region is by causing conflicts. In 1991 Iraq attacked Kuwait, hoping to take over and control their oil reserves. This is just one of the many conflicts that have gone on in Southwest and Central Asia. These conflicts include both oil-exporting and oil-importing countries. Having a non-renewable resource, such as oil, can impact a region in many ways that can makes or break a country.
This is what a standard oil rig looks like.
Q:How do people adapt to living in a desert region? A:People adapt to life in the Sahara and Sahel in many ways. One way that people adapt to life in the Sahara and Sahel is living near an oasis. The Sahara and Sahel are lands of drought. Without water, life is very hard, so people look for oasis. An oasis is a place with water. This makes living in the desert easier. Another way people adapt to the desert climate is shifting agriculture. They shift agriculture because when you plant a crop in one area year-round, it kills the soil. If you shift where you plant your crops, you give your land a break to replenish its nutrients that the previous crop used.This lifestyle is very hard to live, despite the many ways people have adapted. Even with these clever adaptations it is very hard to do daily tasks like getting water and feeding animals, but the adaptations have made it easier.
This is what an oasis looks like.
Q: What forces work for and against supranational cooperation among nations? A: Within the EU there many centrifugal forces, constantly driving to divide the Union. One centrifugal force in the EU are language barriers. Because of the massive amount of diverse languages, communication is very difficult. This causes problems and setbacks like translating important documents into the many languages. Another centrifugal force is wealth disparity. In Western Europe money is not a problem and people are generally wealthier than Eastern Europe. This causes big problems with immigrants. Immigrants from all over Europe go to where they can live the best life, leaving certain countries deprived of their workers. A Supranational cooperation may be very hard to run due to the many centrifugal forces. But fortunately they have centripetal forces to counteract the centrifugal forces.
This is a map showing the countries involved in the EU.
Q: What is the most effective form of government? A: The most effective form of government is direct democracy. One reason that direct democracy is the most effective form of government is because citizens are allowed to vote to change the government. Another reason why direct democracy is the most effective form of government is because there is separation of power. By dividing the power among leaders, not just one person is in charge. For example, if the leader makes a bad decision, others are there too keep him/her in check. Direct democracy is a limited government, that protects the rights of all citizens which is why it is the most effective government.
With a direct democracy, everyone can change the government.
Q: What makes a good citizen? A: There are two main parts to being a good citizen. One is fulfilling your responsibilities. A good example of this is paying taxes. It is a law to pay your taxes. A law is mandatory to do. There is another part to being a good citizen. The other thing is called a right. A good example of a right is the freedom of speech.This means you can speak your mind. There are a multitude of other ways to practice rights and responsibilities, but taxes and freedom of speech are just a few.
This is a picture of the Bill Of Rights. This states the rights and responsibilities we US citizens have.