How might having a valuable resource affect a region?
Having a valuable resource can positively affect a region. Having more oil can increase the amount of money a country makes. Kuwait has the second highest per capita GDP and the fourth highest amount of oil reserves in Southwest Asia with 101,500 barrels. This shows that the amount of oil that a country has can affect how much money they have. A country with a low per capita GDP can make harder lives for people living there. Countries lucky enough to have lots of oil can be very wealthy. More money can lead to people being better off. In Kuwait they have an HDI of only 29. HDI is a measurement of quality of life. The lower the number the better life is in that country. HDI is measured using life expectancy and infant mortality rate. This shows that oil money can be used to make life better for people in oil exporting countries. As you can see, having oil can improve the lives of people living in countries with oil as a natural resource. Even with negative effects oil can be a big benefit to any country with an abundance of oil.
Oil rigs like the one above are used to get oil from deep underground
How do people adapt to living in a desert region?
There are many different way people adapt to living in a desert region. One way people adapt to living in a desert region is by shifting agriculture. They shift agriculture in order to not speed up desertification and help keep land fit for agriculture. Shifting agriculture is when you rotate crops or rotating where you let your animals graze. By shifting crops or letting animals animals graze in different spots helps keep plants from using all the nutrients in soil and good soil from blowing away. Other people live near oases to adapt to the desert region. People live near oases so they can have a water source, so if there is a drought they can have water to drink and also be able to farm. They might grow a cash crop like date palms. Usually villages or cities are built around oases. These two examples are just a couple of the many ways people adapt to life in the desert, but these two are just some of the best.
Some people will adapt by living near in oasis
What forces work for or against supranational cooperation among nations?
Within supranational cooperation, there are often centripetal forces that unite nations. One centripetal force in the EU is cultural identity. The EU has created symbols of Europe to help promote cultural identity. European culture is often associated these symbols. These symbols include a flag, national anthem, motto and a holiday. Another centripetal force would be increased travel. Increased travel has helped unite Europe by getting Europeans to see Europe as a united region. If it is harder to travel between countries you are more likely to see it as a totally different place. Overall there are many different centripetal forces that bring Europe together including a supranational government, European citizenship and a common market, and these are just two of them.
The EU flag is a symbol of cultural identity in Europe
What is the most affective style of government?
Representative democracy is the most effective style of government. This is true because citizens get some say in the government. Even though in an autocracy decisions can be made faster in a democracy citizens get a say in government which can help limit power so dictatorships can be prevented, and all of a country's decisions won't be made based one one rulers opinion. This is also true because people do not have to vote on every single decision the government needs to make. It is good to hear what every single person has to say, but it is harder for large countries to have all their citizens vote on everything. It would take a long time and nothing would really get done. If there is just some representatives voting it will be faster and more efficient. Another thing representatives are good for is that the representatives can also stay more informed about issues so that they can make a better vote. A representative democracy is the most effective style of government because everyone gets a say in government but they do not have to vote on everything like a direct democracy. It may have a few flaws but it is still a good style that works well.
An example of a representative democracy is the U.S.A
What makes a good citizen?
A good citizen exercises their rights and responsibilities in everywhere they are a citizen. Those places could include their house, school/workplace, city and nation. Some rights a citizen have include the freedom of speech, the right to vote and the right to petition. Some responsibilities a good citizen has are to follow the law, stay informed and pay taxes. These responsibilities help to keep a place going on well. Rights and responsibilities can also collide for example there is a right to vote, but it is also your responsibility to vote. A good citizen exercises their rights and responsibilities to help keep a community running smoothly.
Voting is a right and responsibility