The Brandt Line
The Rich North




               The Poor South



In terms of development the world can be divided in two
              ...
This divide is also called the ‘Brandt Line’.

The Brandt Report was published in 1980 to highlight the
growing gap in soc...
However, the divide is over 25 years old and is losing it’s
validity.




Task
Use the resources from geographyalltheway.c...
IB Geography: Development: Brandt Line
IB Geography: Development: Brandt Line
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IB Geography: Development: Brandt Line

  1. 1. The Brandt Line
  2. 2. The Rich North The Poor South In terms of development the world can be divided in two halves:
  3. 3. This divide is also called the ‘Brandt Line’. The Brandt Report was published in 1980 to highlight the growing gap in social and economic development between the developed and less developed countries of the world. The report was complied by an independent group of statesmen headed by Herr Willy Brandt, the former West German Chancellor. The report concluded that ‘The North’ and ‘The South’ were mutually dependent upon each other, and it warned against ‘The North’ establishing economic barriers against the growing industrialisation of ‘The South’.
  4. 4. However, the divide is over 25 years old and is losing it’s validity. Task Use the resources from geographyalltheway.com to investigate the validity of the Brandt Line today. Are there countries in the ‘Rich North’ who should be in the ‘Poor South’? Are there countries in the ‘Poor South’ who should be in the ‘Rich North’? Prepare a case for the ‘promotion’ or ‘demotion’ of one country.

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