Highly Developed World
economically developed, high quality of life, low birth rates, high life expectancy, low inflation, politically stable
developing industrial economy, moderate quality of life, fairly high birth rates, medium life expectancy, moderate inflation, some political instability
limited or no industrial economy, poor quality of life, high birth rates, high infant mortality, low life expectancy, high inflation, politically unstable
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome; The illness interferes with the immune system making people with AIDS much more likely to get infections, including opportunistic infections and tumors that do not affect people with working immune systems. This susceptibility gets worse as the disease progresses.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus, the virus that causes AIDS; HIV is transmitted in many ways, such as anal, vaginal or oral sex, blood transfusion, contaminated hypodermic needles, exchange between mother and baby during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.
UN Human Development Index
measured by poverty, literacy, life expectancy, education, GDP
Began when President Habyarimana was assassinated and the Hutu government blamed Tutsis
approximate number of casualties during the Rwandan genocide
1,000,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutu
the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.
continents where HIV/AIDS infections are increasing
How HIV is transmitted
Primarily through sexual intercourse,
but also through blood to blood contact and breast milk
Number of people infected by HIV worldwide
cost to produce a landmine
world's largest manufacturer of landmines
number of landmines placed per year
number of landmines removed per year
reasons why landmines are so prevalent
cheap, easy, efficient, effective
Code name for the U.S. effort to produce the atomic bomb.
Robert J Oppenheimer
Scientist; his research led to the development of the atomic bomb.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Two Japanese cities where U.S. dropped the atomic bombs to end World War II.
Japanese emperor during WWII
Nation with most nuclear bombs
state in US where most nuclear bombs are stored
This period of time following World War II is where the United States and the Soviet Union emerged as superpowers and faced off in an arms race that lasted nearly 50 years.
most of the illegal narcotics in US originate in these regions
Central and South America
Amount spent by US annually on the "war on drugs"
many problems Africa today are directly related to colonization by this continent during the Age of Imperialism
colonized Rwanda; favored Tutsis, left Hutus in charge when Rwanda given independence
Children abducted into rebel armies around the world; often given marijuana to make them easier to manipulate
countries here are mostly Highly Developed
North America, Western Europe
countries here are mostly Developed
South America, Asia, Southern/Eastern Europe
countries here are mostly Developing