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Social Studies Chapter 1
Social Studies Chapter 1
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Social Studies Chapter 1
Social Studies Chapter 1
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Social Studies Chapter 1

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  • 1. Singapore A Nation in the world A Nation in the world
  • 2. <ul><li>New nations face political, social and economic challenges to survive and progress in the international community </li></ul><ul><li>They need to stay alert and nimble in responding to challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore trues to overcome these challenges through the leadership and common will of its people and by working with other nations. </li></ul>
  • 3. Nationhood & It's challenges
  • 4. What is a nation? <ul><li>A nation is formed when the people think and feel that they share a common bond. </li></ul><ul><li>A group of people accepts one another based on common lineage, culture and historical experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>It may also be derived on common experiences. </li></ul>
  • 5. Challenges faced by new nations <ul><li>Stable government </li></ul><ul><li>National identity </li></ul><ul><li>Social cohesion </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting people's needs (e.g. Social needs & economic development) </li></ul><ul><li>Maintaining sovereignty (through its policy of diplomacy & deterrence) </li></ul>
  • 6. Milestones in Singapore History <ul><li>1942-1945 Japanese occupation </li></ul><ul><li>1947 Year of strikes </li></ul><ul><li>1954-1955 Communist terror </li></ul><ul><li>1955 Limited Self-government </li></ul><ul><li>1959 Internal Self-government </li></ul><ul><li>1961-1963 Road to merger </li></ul><ul><li>1963 Being part of Malaysia/objection to the formation of Malaysia by Indonesia & Philippines </li></ul><ul><li>1964 Race riots </li></ul><ul><li>1965 Independence </li></ul>
  • 7. Challenges Faced by Singapore as a newly independent state
  • 8. Natural constraints <ul><li>A small island surrounded by large neighbors </li></ul><ul><li>Easily affected by the events in these countries </li></ul><ul><li>Singapore needs to be sensitive to its neighbors </li></ul><ul><li>Lacked natural resources </li></ul><ul><li>Must depend on other countries for important resources like food and water </li></ul>
  • 9. Stable government & Social needs <ul><li>Singapore needed a government that is stable enough to implement sound policies </li></ul><ul><li>This would be translated with their ability to give immediate attention to basic needs such as housing, education and healthcare </li></ul>
  • 10. Economic challenge <ul><li>1960 was a period of widespread unemployment and poverty in Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>It had lost its status as the entrepot port as a result of the British decision to withdraw the use of its naval bases in Singapore </li></ul>
  • 11. Sovereignty <ul><li>The withdrawal of British troops in 1968 had left Singapore defenseless </li></ul><ul><li>This promoted the need for an initiative towards the citizen soldiery </li></ul>
  • 12. Social cohesion & National Identity <ul><li>People of Singapore were immigrants who had a sense of attachment towards their homeland </li></ul><ul><li>Moreover, as they are different races, tension between different ethnic groups was best illustrated in the 1964 race riots </li></ul>

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