Developed vs. Developing Nations

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Developed vs. Developing
Nations
contrasts
Contrasts between developed and
developing nations
• How does the developing world compare with the
developed world in terms of economic, social, and
population characteristics?
• Geographic locations –
• The developing countries are, for the most part,
those countries which used to be colonies of the
developed nations or part of a developed nation.
• Economic conditions – GDP(gross domestic product)
• Developed countries already have a strong economy
with a high GDP while developing nations have low
GDP and a higher unemployment rate.
Contrasts between developed and
developing nations
• Social conditions• Developed nations will have a lower birth rate
than developing nations due to education, health
care, availability of food, etc…
• Population size and rate of growth –
• People often emigrate from developing to
developed and not vice versa. Growth of
population is higher in developing because of
social conditions as mentioned earlier.
Factors affecting environment and
society
• Economic development –
• Education, availability of raw materials,
excellent infrastructure, and steady
government in the developed nations.
• Rapid population growth –
• Growth from immigration from developing to
developed but also in developing because of
high birth rates.
Impact on the Environment
• What impact are economic development and
rapid population growth having on the
environment?
Environmental Challenges
• Pollution –
• Industrial pollution w/out controls vs. with
controls, sewage, air/ground/water.
• Loss of habitat –
• Increase in population will mean more
housing/industry which means loss of nature.
• Global climate change –
• Cutting down trees in rain forest, exhaust fumes,
overpopulation
Social Challenges
• Poverty, poor health, illiteracy, famine,
migration -
Relationship between economic and
political freedom
• What are the links between economic and
political freedom?
• Free market economies produce rising
standards of living and an expanding middle
class, which produces growing demands for
political freedoms and individual rights.
Recent examples include Taiwan and South
Korea.
Understandings
• Both developed and developing nations of the
world have problems that are brought about by
inequities in their social, cultural, and economic
systems.
• Some individuals choose to deal with these
unequal conditions through the use of terrorist
activities.
• Terrorism is the use of violence and threats to
intimidate and coerce for political reasons.
• A major cause of terrorism is religious extremism.
Questions to know
• What are some examples of international
terrorism in our world today that have
impacted developed and developing nations?
Examples of International Terrorism
• Munich Olympics – 1972
• Jewish Olympic athletes taken hostage and
some killed.
• 9/11/01 –
• Twin towers attacked my Al-qaeda terrorists
(Osama bin Laden)
• Car bombings, suicide attacks, airline hijackers
Terrorist Activities
Car bombing
Twin towers attack 9-11
Question to know
• How has terrorism impacted developed and
developing nations in the contemporary
world?
Governmental Responses to Terrorist
Activities
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Surveillance
Security at ports and airports
Identification badges and photos
Review of privacy rights
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