Social Studies - Chapter 1 (Singapore - A Nation in the World)

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Chapter 1
Singapore - A Nation in the World

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Social Studies - Chapter 1 (Singapore - A Nation in the World)

  1. 1. Chapter 1 Singapore A Nation in the World
  2. 2. 1. What does it mean to be a nation? 2. What were the challenges Singapore faced as a newly-independent state? Chapter at a glance
  3. 3. What is a nation ?
  4. 4. A nation is formed when the people think and feel that they share a common bond.
  5. 5. What is a nation? A group of people accepts one another based on common lineage, culture and historical experiences.
  6. 6. What is a nation? May be derived on common experiences.
  7. 7. Singapore’s Challenges Stable government National Identity Meeting people’s need Maintain Sovereignty
  8. 8. Singapore’s Milestones 1942-1945 • Japanese Occupation 1947 • Year of Strikes 1954-1955 • Communist Terror
  9. 9. 1955 • Limited Self- government 1959 • Internal Self- government 1961-1963 • Road to Merger
  10. 10. 1963 • Part of Malaysia 1964 • Racial Riots 1965 • Independence
  11. 11. Singapore’s Challenges as a newly-independent state
  12. 12. Natural Constraints 1. A small island surrounded by large neighbours
  13. 13. Natural Constraints 2. A country easily affected by other countries
  14. 14. Natural Constraints 3. Need to be sensitive to its neighbours
  15. 15. Natural Constraints 4. Lack of natural resources
  16. 16. Natural Constraints 5. Dependence on other countries for important resources
  17. 17. A Short Summary 1 A small island surrounded by large neighbours 2 A country easily affected by other countries 3 Need to be sensitive to its neighbours 4 Lack of natural resources 5 Dependence on other countries for important resources such as food and water
  18. 18. Stable Government Singapore needs a government that is stable enough to implement sound policies.
  19. 19. Social Policies Depend on the government’s ability to give immediate attention to basic needs such as housing, education and healthcare.
  20. 20. Economic Challenge 1960s was a period of widespread unemployment and poverty in Singapore.
  21. 21. Economic Challenge It had lost its as the entrepôt as a result of British’s decision to withdraw its naval bases in Singapore.
  22. 22. Sovereignty The withdrawal of British troops in 1968 had left Singapore defenceless.
  23. 23. Sovereignty This promoted the need for an initiative towards citizenry soldiery.
  24. 24. Social Cohesion & National Identity People of Singapore were immigrants who had a sense of attachment towards their homeland.
  25. 25. illustrated the tension between different racial and ethnic groups. 1964 Racial Riots
  26. 26. Key Learning Points State Build a Nation Meet people’s needs
  27. 27. Establish a stable government Maintain Sovereignty Nation

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