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Unit 13: Contemporary Political Issues
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Name 3 challenges facing both developed and developing nations today.
Migrations; ethnic and religious conflict; and new technologies
A highly industrialized nation is often called what kind of nation?
T/F: The plight of refugees is not important in international conflicts today.
What group is migrating to European cities today?
Name 5 places where there are ethnic and religious conflicts today.
Middle East; Northern Ireland; Balkans; Horn of Africa; and South Asia
What is widening the gap between developed and developing nations today?
What technological developments are challenging nations today?
Unequal access to computers; Instantaneous communications; Genetic engineering; Bioethics
Name 4 differences between developed and developing nations today.
Geographic location; Economic conditions; Social conditions; Population size and rate of growth
Name 2 things impacting the world's environment.
Economic development; rapid population growth;
Name 3 environmental challenges in the world today.
Pollution; Loss of habitat; Global climate changes
T/F: Good economic conditions help create a stable democracy and political freedom helps create economic development.
Name 5 social challenges in the world today.
Poverty; Poor health; Illiteracy; Famine; Migration
The inability to read.
Shortage of food -- low harvests due to bad weather conditions over a long period of time.
T/F: There is no relationship between economic and political freedom.
What does a free market economy produce for its consumers?
Rising standards of living
With increased standards of living, what is often demanded?
Name a country where political freedom has produced a rising standard of living and strong middle class.
Taiwan, South Korea
What do countries of the world today need from each other?
Raw materials, markets, and financial resources
What are 3 things that have made the nations of the world more interdependent on each other?
Rapid transportation, communication, and computer networks
What is an example of regional integration in Europe?
What does NAFTA stand for?
North American Free Trade Agreement
What does NAFTA do?
Make trade easier and more profitable by establishing guidelines for cooperation between the countries.
What does WTO stand for?
World Trade Organization
What does the WTO do?
Brokers trade deals between nations
Name 2 international organizations.
International Monetary Fund (IMF); United Nations (UN)
What does the International Monetary Fund do?
The IMF works to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
What does the United Nations do?
The UN promotes international co-operation by maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict.
What is the use of violence and threats to intimidate and coerce for political reasons?
What is a major cause of terrorism?
In what city were Israeli Olympic athletes killed by terrorists?
Who were responsible for the 9/11 attacks in the US?
Osama Bin Laden
What are 3 methods terrorists use?
Car bombings, suicide bombers, Airline hijackers
How do governments respond to terrorism?
Surveillance and privacy rights; Security at ports and airports; Identification badges and photos.
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