The World according To Shrihan Y.

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How might having a valuable resource affect a region?

Having a valuable resource, such as crude oil, will affect a region by giving it a higher per capita GDP, or gross domestic product, and by giving its citizens more money, they will have a higher life expectancy. Having crude oil will give the country a better economy. Since most of the oil comes from the southwest region, every other country will want to buy lots of oil from that country, which means the country will get lots and lots of money. This is important because the more money people have, the better life the can have. Having more money and resources can give the people a better lifestyle. They will be able to afford medical treatment and food, clothing, and education for their families. This is important because this means that more babies will grow to adulthood and have a good job. Having such a valuable resource will give the citizens a great life. The problem with oil is that it is a nonrenewable resource , which means it will eventually run out. When that happens, the southwest region’s economy will become chaos. But while there is still oil, the people in southwest Asia will have a great economy.

Company drilling for oil to sell.

How do people adapt to living in a desert region?

People in the marginal farming lands use shifting agriculture, which means that they change what they grow in a specific spot throughout the year. A group called the Tuaregs wear loose clothing. Loose clothing allows air to flow throughout the body and keeps them cool. People in the marginal farming lands(ok for farming) use shifting agriculture, which means that they change what they grow in a specific spot throughout the year. This is important because shifting agriculture slows down the expansion of the desert, which is called desertification. Desertification causes droughts and destroys farming land. Unfortunately, people plant cash crops, which speeds the process up. People have been living here for many years and have made these adaptations, and thanks to new technology, they can live there for much longer.

Loose clothing

What forces work for and against supranational cooperation among nations?

There are many centripetal forces working for the supranational cooperation amongst nations. One force that works for the cooperation is the same common currency, the Euro. Having the same currency is beneficial for a person crossing political borders in the EU because the travelers don't have to go through a big operation to exchange their money. Another advantage of being in the EU are that there are no tariffs on traveling goods. Tariffs are taxes that are put on goods when they cross borders. In the EU, where there are no tariffs, everyone can sell or trade without any hassle. There are many other centripetal forces, some better than others, but they will all keep Europe united for a long time.

People crossing the Italian border.

What do you think is the most effective style of government and why?

The most effective style of government is representative democracy, which is a limited government. This way, everyone gets a say in what they want. Having a say in the government is important because if the citizens don't like the government, then they can just leave the society. In representative democracy, citizens get to chose their leader and a representative they think will make decisions in favor of them. Having representative democracy means that all the power doesn't go to one person. If it does, the government becomes a dictatorship, and the citizens will be forced to do anything the leader says. Having a say in government will make an effective, which is why representative democracy is the best!

Voting gives people a say in the government.

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