Human and Physical Geography Thematic Essay

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  • Foreign Aid Essay

    Foreign aid is the international transfer of capital, goods, or services from a country or international organization for the benefit of the recipient country or its population. Aid can be economic, military, or emergency humanitarian (Williams 2015). Aid has long been recognized as crucial to help poor developing nations grow out of poverty. Peace and war has the significant effect of distribution of foreign aid in the developing countries. The distribution of foreign aids is effected in several factors which are based on the relations amongst the countries, military power, strategic natural resources, chances of development, diplomat ties and prestige, etc. Several positive effects of foreign aids to the developing country are: focus on electoral process via technical assistance, strengthening of legislatures and judiciaries, promotion of civil society organizations, improving the education system and increase in per capita income, etc. For example, Tanzania has been the relative success story in terms of political reforms of Africa (Chatrrna Dasha, et al, n.d.). The country has been the second largest recipient after Ethiopia which has helped in strengthening the civil society, parties, legislature and judiciary. Some of the negative impacts are as follows (Chheang Vanarith, April 8, 2009): 1. Foreign aid effects adversely on the economic growth of the developing countries as there is inverse relationship between economic growth and aid. This is because the aid is…

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  • How Does Globalization Affect Children

    When was the last time you bought an article of clothing? When was the last time you wore it? The industry of fashion has a more sinister story behind it than most people may realise, but the mistreatment and abuse of fashion industry workers cannot be heard. Asking the question of how our clothes are made and who makes it is simple enough, but would we as a society ever have thought that the people that make them for us live in extremely poor conditions? Children and Developing Countries are…

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  • Multinational Companies Impact

    law to limit the profit transfer of firm investment, before they pay the tax how much they owed. Guy Scott, Vice-President of Zambia said his country lost around $2 billion each because the foreign firms were tax avoidance (ibid), moreover this situation is happening in many country where the investment from MNC have. However, the condition will not gradual fall because that is not an illegal in some developing countries, in addition developing countries need the fund injection from other…

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  • Helping Them Or Hurting Them

    Reflection Helping Them or Hurting them During the past years, there has been a lot of material and perspectives regarding the role of aid from developed nations to developing nations. How the undeveloped nations need to look up to the developed ones and follow their lead, do exactly as they did. The common factor about this week’s readings is that every country needs to walk their own path towards development. Here, I would like to emphasize their own path. For instance, how each…

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  • Essay On Yellow Fever Angola

    struggles with an outbreak of yellow fever. Many physical and cultural aspects of Africa’s geography make it prone to these types of outbreaks. Angola has had 277 people die from yellow fever since this past December (Kupferschmidt). And the government of Angola has had a hard time stemming new infections for several reasons. The main reason is because of a shortage of the yellow…

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  • Ferguson's Discussion Questions

    Massey says that she was angry because she believes that space is actually what matters for geography; however, philosophers and social scientists made the space into a residual dimension. The over-focusing of time instead of space is the factor that Massey is angry about; she believes that space has dynamic and three-dimensional. Space changes the way of human beings’ lives. People cannot just simply consider space and flat and describe it without its context. 2. Massey says that space is “the…

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  • The Importance Of Computers Over The World

    The connection of computers on a global platform has really driven technological innovations over the years. From web applications to data sharing, the Internet promises a new scope of technological development which is likely to change the destiny of humanity forever. In view of this, it is apparent that the technology can be exploited by developing countries for their own growth. Over the years, criticisms have been laid on unfair trade policies as one of the reasons why developing countries…

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  • Barriers Between Communication And Globalization

    another country you have to know the local law in each area. Business must know the laws, regulations in order for them to avoid fines, penalties, and lawsuits. This may lead a company to hire an international lawyer or a lawyer in each area. Its help to know that the lawyers have a good standing with working with companies and laws, to make sure they have your back when working outside your country. Not to mention political problems, which is people opinions on globalization and certain…

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  • Make Up An Economic Environment

    and thus higher profits and returns on an investment. This on the surface would tilt the argument in favor of investing in a developing rather than a developed country. However another implication of this is that people are made to believe that they should not have aspirations beyond their rank, leaving incompetent people at the top and better candidates at the bottom. This could have a negative effect on productivity of the firm and in the long run, as wages rise (In China wages rose at a rate…

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  • Living In A Developed Country

    individuals are forced to find other ways of surviving in the city usually taking on factory labour. Therefore, one could argue that a factory worker, such as an individual in Bangladesh or Vietnamese Nike worker, experiences a conflict of power relations, by seeking employment in order to survive. Furthermore, while enduring these working conditions the workers are exposed to a lot of harmful conditions. Often times, workers are exposed to conditions in which they have no knowledge is harmful.…

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