The United States is known for the “American Dream”, the material items, our breakthroughs in medicine, our employment opportunities, etc. These are just some of the things the United States has to offer, but the United States also has a downfall to all of the “good” things in life: we think our way of life is better than everyone else’s, and we often judge other countries, especially Africa, for their way of living. We often ask the questions, “What if we go to help them?” or “How can we help them?” when the real question is: “What can we learn from them”?
Much of Western Europe quickly industrialized after Great Britain. If they did not, they were immediately outclassed by the British in trade and military strength. Industrialization made good use of the natural resources in a state. Some nations industrialized a while after Great Britain and were falling behind. Two of these states were Russia and Japan. These countries experienced change in governments, economic power, and social structure as a result of industrialization. Yet, these states went through their industrializations in very different ways than each other.
Topic: Why are some countries more developed than others? Explain why uneven development exists between countries (developed countries and less developed countries). Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
After the Civil War, the Second American Industrial Revolution or Gilded Age made the Americans the most industrialized people in the world. This economic phenomenon was unprecedented in history. There were several factors that led the American economic prowess and prosperity. The Americans were blessed with natural resources and a liberal immigration policy to ensure steady work force. Yet, the most important factors were technological innovation and entrepreneurial ability.
A great things started somewhere. For a powerful, free, and role model country like the United States of America started somewhere. The journey of our storied revolution and transformation to one of the world’s premier powers have its roots derived from Great Britain. Unjust colonial rules implanted by the King of England acted as the catalyst for revolution amongst the colonies. Once a happy family, key events triggered discussion about possible separation from the harsh rule of the mother country. The citizens of the 13 colonies were justified in rebelling from Great Britain due to the act of numerous grievances committed by the King, mistreatment and abuse by
Countries have different endowments. Differing climates give advantages to the production of different crops. Differing histories and inclinations result in different advantages in finance, skills and manufacturing.
For 70 years USA took the responsibilities of defending Europe. The resulting peace allowed the European leaders to neglect guns and butter their electorates, all the while badmouthing US for being too trigger happy. That peace lulled the Europeans into believing that history has come to an end. That all the great issues of war and peace have been resolved and leaders could now concentrate on regulating people's soda intake. Later when US elected a leader who promised to make US more like Europe, most Europeans cheered. Little did those fools realize that for Europe to be like Europe, America needs to be like America. If ever America tries to be like Europe, the first casualty will be Europe. Now as America withdraws and starts concentrating
Before the 19th Century it would have been difficult to imagine that one day, majority of Western Europe and North America would come to dominate the world in global economy. So why did income per capita decline in countries such as India and China relative to the advanced economies such as the US and Europe since 1800? Some argue that the overwhelmingly cause was the lack of relative efficiency of utilization of technology in these countries relative to the more successful economies such as Britain and the USA (Landes 19). The inventions of gunpowder and the compass contributed to the West initially being considered subpar compared to China. Up until the 19th century, China held a position as a great world power, but, for the last two hundred
The United States is plagued not by a leadership problem but a followership problem. Americans typically do not trust their own government institutions and disagree with government decisions, but are hypocritical by not voting or using other measures to create change. To compound this, American citizens often are split on various political issues, making it difficult for leaders to gather a large following behind a similar cause.
Jared Diamond's bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel (GG&S) is an attempt to explain why some parts of the world are currently powerful and prosperous while others are poor. Diamond is both a physiologist and a linguist who spends a good deal of his time living with hunter gathers in Papua New Guinea. As a researcher and as a human being, he is convinced that all people have the same potential. Hunter gatherers are just as intelligent, resourceful, and diligent as anybody else. Yet material "success" isn't equally distributed across the globe. Civilization sprung up in relatively few places and spread in a defined pattern. I should emphasize that Diamond doesn't equate material
The historical book Gun, Germs, and Steel written by Jared Diamond explains a variety of different themes as to why the world came to be as it is today. The differences in technology and advances differing between other countries. Why is Eurasia more advanced and innovated than other continents like, the Americas? Why didn’t every country develop to an equal pace in advancement? Diamond’s major theme is that environmental differences influenced the differences in the world’s society’s not different human intellectuals. He illustrates how agriculture, geography, and diseases influenced these changes.
Have you ever wondered why our country is ranked low in comparison to other countries when it comes to education? Our country is said to be the best country in the world; yet when one takes a closer look on our system, defects are bound to be found. Take a look at our education for instance. We have the least productive schools in the nation. The truth is that the board of education has dumbed down the system due to a decrease in testing averages.
People around the world are more connected to each other than ever before. Information and money flow quicker than ever. Products produced in one part of a country are available to the rest of the world. It is much easier for people to travel, communicate and do business internationally. This whole phenomenon has been called globalization. Spurred on in the past by merchants, explorers, colonialists and internationalists, globalization has in more recent times been increasing rapidly due to improvements in communications, information and transport technology. It has also been encouraged by trade liberalization and financial market deregulation.