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Themes From  The Second World By Austin Kruisheer
Second World Nations <ul><li>Second World nations are between first and third world countries with characteristics  from b...
The European Union <ul><li>Absorbs an average of one country per year. </li></ul><ul><li>The many nations have become the ...
Russia: freedom paid in gas <ul><li>Gazprom, Russia’s largest energy company, accounts for 1/3 of Russia’s economy. </li><...
Brazil: Shaping the Second World <ul><li>Brazil is South America’s natural leader. </li></ul><ul><li>Went from a 3 rd  to ...
Iraq: Falling to Pieces <ul><li>Every faction within Iraq is fighting for something different; there is no fight for Iraq....
Vietnam: Holding It’s Own <ul><li>Vietnam is the only country China has invaded but didn’t conquer. </li></ul><ul><li>Anti...
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Themes from The Second World

  1. 1. Themes From The Second World By Austin Kruisheer
  2. 2. Second World Nations <ul><li>Second World nations are between first and third world countries with characteristics from both. </li></ul><ul><li>They prove to be the “weights” that balance the power between the United States, European Union and China. </li></ul><ul><li>The countries where geopolitics and globalization clash and where the future of global order is written. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The European Union <ul><li>Absorbs an average of one country per year. </li></ul><ul><li>The many nations have become the only superstate in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion purposely makes the EU poorer yet more stable. </li></ul><ul><li>The most popular and successful empire ever. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Russia: freedom paid in gas <ul><li>Gazprom, Russia’s largest energy company, accounts for 1/3 of Russia’s economy. </li></ul><ul><li>Gazprom is Russia’s largest urban and rural landowner. </li></ul><ul><li>The rich rule Russia and live above everyone else. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Russia is a free country”…. “Because you paid more, you earned it” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Brazil: Shaping the Second World <ul><li>Brazil is South America’s natural leader. </li></ul><ul><li>Went from a 3 rd to 2 nd world country and proved that 2 nd world countries could stand up to 1 st world countries as seen in the creation of the G-20 coalition. </li></ul><ul><li>Through extensive trade with China, Brazil has become the “captain” of the second world trade axis. </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil embodies the second world with huge sprawling cities bordering run down favelas. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Iraq: Falling to Pieces <ul><li>Every faction within Iraq is fighting for something different; there is no fight for Iraq. </li></ul><ul><li>Most Iraqis felt better off with Saddam ruling. </li></ul><ul><li>Iran has a heavy influence within Iraq using Iraq as a puppet in battling Sunni opposition. </li></ul><ul><li>Kurdistan,as an unified nation, exist to a greater degree than Iraq. With government departments and signs of statehood, Kurdistan will eventually be a free country. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Vietnam: Holding It’s Own <ul><li>Vietnam is the only country China has invaded but didn’t conquer. </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Colonial but not Anti-Capitalist </li></ul><ul><li>Japan and China have looked to Vietnam for future profits in Vietnams fast growing economy. </li></ul><ul><li>With American help, Vietnam has prevented Sino centrism while moving forward in the global economy. </li></ul>

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