Our Divided World


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Our Divided World

  1. 1. How divided is our world? <ul><li>critically examine the maps on the following slides </li></ul>
  2. 2. Secondary Exports 1990 & 2002 (by value)
  3. 3. High Tech Exports 1990 & 2002 (by value)
  4. 4. Terms of Trade Improvements 1980-2001 Territory size shows the proportion of gains in terms of trade between 1980 and 2001 weighted by the current spending on imports of goods and services, that occurred there. Only improving terms of trade are shown.
  5. 5. Wealth (GDP) Territory size shows proportion of worldwide Gross Domestic Product measured in US$ equalised for purchasing power parity to be produced there for the year shown 1990 1900 2002 projected 2015
  6. 6. Patents granted (2002) Territory size shows the proportion all patents worldwide that were granted there. Almost two thirds were (equally) from Japan and USA
  7. 7. Undernourishment (2002) Territory size shows the proportion of all undernourished people worldwide, that live there. Of all the people living in Central Africa, over 60% are undernourished. The Democratic Republic of Congo has the highest levels of undernourishment: 3 in every 4 people there are undernourished.
  8. 8. Absolute poverty (2002) Territory size shows the proportion of all people living on less than or equal to US$2 in purchasing power parity a day. Absolute poverty is defined as living on the equivalent of US$2 a day or less. In 2002, 43% of the world population lived on this little. This money has to cover the basics of food, shelter and water. Medicines, new clothing, and school books would not be on the priority list. Why are sub-Saharan African countries relatively small when compared to India and China for example, despite claims of poverty?
  9. 9. Tertiary education spending (2002) Territory size shows the proportion of all spending on tertiary education worldwide that is spent there, when measured in purchasing power parity US$.
  10. 10. Physicians working (2002) Territory size shows the proportion of all physicians (doctors) that work in that territory.
  11. 11. HIV prevalence (2002) Territory size shows the proportion of all people aged 15-49 with HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) worldwide, living there.
  12. 12. Infant mortality (2001) Territory size shows the proportion of infant deaths worldwide that occurred there in 2002. Infant deaths are deaths of babies during their first year of life.
  13. 13. Maternal mortality (2002) Territory size shows the proportion of deaths of women worldwide while pregnant or within 6 weeks of pregnancy and partly due to it, that occur there.
  14. 14. Tractors working (2002) Territory size shows the proportion of all tractors in the world that work found there.
  15. 15. <ul><li>What can you conclude about the chances of India and China reaching ‘superpower’ status in the next decade or so? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the prospects of any African nation doing so within the next century? </li></ul>From what you have established from an examination of these slides ...