-The U.S. is located in the lower left-hand quadrant. Americans have very high individualism and relatively low power distance. They prefer to do things for themselves and are not upset when others have more power than they do. In fact, Americans are taught to believe that everyone is equal, so they are not overly impressed by individuals with important titles or jobs. Australians, Canadians, Britains, Dutch, and New Zealanders have the same basic values.
- Conversely, many of the underdeveloped or newly industrialized nations, such as Columbia, Hong Kong, Portugal, and Singapore, are characterized by large power distances and low individualism. These nations tend to be collectivists in their approach. These are in the upper-right quadrant.
- Similarly, small power distance and individualism go together, with Northern European and Anglo countries dominating this quadrant.
-The most masculine country is Japan, followed by the Germanic countries (Austria, Switzerland, Germany), and Latin countries (Venezuela, Mexico, and Italy).
-Many countries in the Anglo cluster, including Ireland, Australia, Great Britain, and the U.S., have moderate degrees of masculinity. So do some of the former colonies of Anglo nations, including India, South Africa, and the Philippines.
-The Northern European cluster (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands) has low masculinity, indicating that these countries place high value on factors such as quality of life, preservation of the environment, and the importance of relationships with people over money.
Historically, a large percentage of the world trade (approximately 65%) is accounted for by which of the following trade blocs?
A. European Union, China, and India
B. European Union, China, and Japan
C. United States, Japan, and China
D. Japan, European Union, and United States
E. European Union, Russia, and United States