First trip to the Caribbean, first time in Havana, we've booked a couple of nights at the Roc Presidente while we find our feet. This gracious 1920s classic with rooms ten times the cost of a casa particular offers commanding views down Avenida De Los Presidentes, a frozen-in-time sitting room, immaculate staff, adequate restaurants, a nearby bank, and taxi drivers on tap. Baked Europeans encircle the pool by day and a Cuban girl band entertains guests at night.
Throughout history, race, social development, politics and colonization have played a major role in the indoctrination of modern day Caribbean peoples mind subconsciously. Haiti and the Dominican Republic are two countries that were once one nation, however, the long-lasting effects of colonialism have separated the island which the nations sit into two independent Caribbean countries. Numerous events have led to the modern day conflicts and issues between these great nations, which include violations of civil rights, deportation and violence. To illustrate, relations that developed after the Parsley Massacre and the independence of these nations played a major role in their current social and racial battles. While the nations hatred for each other is clear today, it is important to note that the feud between Haiti and the Dominica Republic has been going on for more than 400 years.
Slavery has taken many forms throughout history and still exists in a few forms to the day. The Caribbean has had a painful history regarding the slavery of two cultures. The slavery of the region ultimately led to racism against africans and to the industrial revolution. Communities of the Caribbean have been haunted by their history of slavery and colonialism which fueled colonial European capitalism. The impact that the plantation system had on the region has left a lasting scar on underdeveloped societies riddled with governments that exploit their citizens.
The Ottoman Empires blockage of the once popular trade route to the east, led to the exploration of the America’s. In the late 15th century, with the European’s goal to find a new trading route, the Portuguese, with their strong maritime power, were the first to venture out. Not only was the establishment of a new trade route crucial, but so was the discovery of resources to exploit for European gain. Land empires formed, bringing about the enslavement of native populations, and control of production and labor. No more was this evident than in the Caribbean Islands. Small but crucial assets to Europe, why did the Caribbean islands have such a big impact on the slave trade? Many European countries had colonized several regions in North and South America, yet there was something about the Caribbean’s that made them indispensable to their respective economies. The politics in Europe, the Caribbean’s fertile soil, and its demographics were key factors in the Caribbean’s importance. All three factors were essential in the Caribbean becoming a staple in the slave trade.
The Caribbean is a vastly diverse area representing the effects of colonialism, slavery, and the combination of many cultures.
As a veteran remote reporter who has secured more than fifty nations crosswise over five mainlands, Stephen Kinzer has a lot of involvement with worldwide issues and world history and can be legitimately marked as a specialist in these fields. He has filled in as a remote writer for the Boston Globe and The New York Times, as a worldwide relations teacher at Northwestern and Boston University, and as a writer who composes both articles for an assortment of outside strategy sections and his own particular books on instances of American contribution in different nations. His works are perused and regarded over the political range as he tends to cease from embeddings a fanatic predisposition into his accounts. As indicated by Kinzer the United States ought to quit getting to be included with different nations on the off chance that it doesn 't straightforwardly include us. This paper analyzes Kinzer 's contention with the evaluation that interfering in other nations ' business has numerous unexpected outcomes.
An economic integration, established on global, continental or regional level, is not a newborn phenomenon. Ever since the voyages of Marco Polo in 1260, (Latham, 1958) the collaboration and integration of world economies- through trade, movements of factors of production and transmission of economically effective knowledge and technology- has been continuously increasing. (Masson, 2000) The overall process of globalisation and economic integration has been in most cases globally beneficial, but alongside winners it had also created losers, and the progression of economic integration has neither always advanced smoothly nor has it been advantageous to all whom it had affected. The ideas and their implementation leading towards greater
American policy abroad highly influences the identity of the nation. Through international political acts Americans are characteristically expressing their aims and ambitions in the world. There is a definite co-dependence between the national and world-wide view of America, which can’t be separated.
Adetayo Alabi “Introduction: The Caribbean and Globalization”, The Global South Volume 4, Number 2, pp. 1-8 (Fall 2010). Accessed June 12, 2014, 10.1353/gbs.2010.0000
A characteristic of the Caribbean is its level of versatility, attributing it as a cultural mosaic. One may consider how the islands came to be highly diversified, to which immigration would not be the most correct answer, but rather, the interplay of other factors, events, and circumstances. Like most other lands, the Caribbean too was ‘discovered’ by European explorers, accidently by Christopher Columbus on his way to Asia. Nonetheless, the Caribbean was already inhabited by indigenous peoples. However this was not a plausible reason for the European empires to refrain from considering the land theirs. This paper will prove that the concepts of class, color, and culture in the Caribbean are interconnected with European colonialism. Additionally,
Development in the Caribbean has long been debated with various scholars and literary pioneers aiming to understand the Caribbean situation and develop a model unique for the Caribbean to adopt, taking into account their historical experiences and the structure of their societies.
The current international system is characterized by growth in globalization hence regional integration is becoming a common phenomenon in most parts of the world. As a result of states becoming more interconnected, most of them have opted for regional integration so as to enhance trade between states thus boosting economies of the states as well as the regions as a whole. Besides free trade, regional integration has seen to it the elimination of trade barriers, free movement of goods and people across borders, regional co-operation in issues to do with peace and security within the regions among various other benefits of regional integration. One of the regions that has grown as a result of regional integration is the European Union (EU), which is an economic and political partnership composed of 28 European countries. This paper will focus on the EU and give a theoretical analysis of the Brexit while giving lessons of integration and liberalization based on the Brexit.
These countries differ not only in the timing and trajectories of their development efforts but also in the ways they are linked to the world-system. Geopolitical unions, international debt, foreign aid, DFI, and foreign trade have played very dissimilar roles in the regional development processes.
Regionalism has become one of the buzz words in international trade diplomacy nowadays. There is almost no country in the world which does not have membership in one or two regional economic integrations, and the coverage and scope of these arrangements have grown more than ever before. Different authors have used different approaches to define the concept of regional integration. Therefore, it is important to discuss the definitions of economic integration according to the most prominent authors in the field of regional integration before taking on the theoretical and empirical literatures of the concept.
Altogether, this article has eight sections. The Second Section summarises the world economic environment. After that, in Section Three, it attempts to illustrate the theory of regional economic integration. Then come to a brief introduction of the South-South cooperation, which including the history, the form and the purpose. The Section Five concerns about the regional economic integration and Section Six and Seven