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3.  Global Networks Why, as places and societies become more interconnected, do some places show extreme wealth and poverty?
‘ Shrinking world’ <ul><li>Internet and Satellite: financial flows, business decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>Falling cost of ...
Some places are switched  ON   and  some are switched  OFF
 
 
Global hubs <ul><li>Global hubs are  switched-on  places possessing qualities that make other places want to connect with ...
 
 
 
Aircraft Departures 2006 Territory size shows the distribution of aircraft take-offs, measured by the aircraft’s territory...
 
Switched On = WINNERS? Switched Off = LOSERS?
<ul><li>Suggest why most of Africa is in darkness, switched off from development. 4 marks </li></ul>
<ul><li>Explain the consequences of this lack of development for people in the poorer parts of Africa. 4 marks </li></ul>
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  1. 1. 3. Global Networks Why, as places and societies become more interconnected, do some places show extreme wealth and poverty?
  2. 2. ‘ Shrinking world’ <ul><li>Internet and Satellite: financial flows, business decisions. </li></ul><ul><li>Falling cost of communication </li></ul><ul><li>Containerisation </li></ul><ul><li>Cheap air travel, and air freight </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-border road and rail networks </li></ul><ul><li>English: international language of business </li></ul><ul><li>MONEY, GOODS and PEOPLE move more easily than ever before. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Some places are switched ON and some are switched OFF
  4. 6. Global hubs <ul><li>Global hubs are switched-on places possessing qualities that make other places want to connect with them. </li></ul><ul><li>In some cases, these are the obvious world cities , e.g. London and Tokyo. </li></ul><ul><li>In other cases, they may possess a particular attribute that others wish to connect with, rather than displaying a full range of connections, e.g. Bangalore. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the global hubs host the major TNCs . </li></ul><ul><li>They tend to be places of increasingly diverse culture as flows of people, finance, trade and ideas converge on them. </li></ul>
  5. 10. Aircraft Departures 2006 Territory size shows the distribution of aircraft take-offs, measured by the aircraft’s territory of registration.
  6. 12. Switched On = WINNERS? Switched Off = LOSERS?
  7. 13. <ul><li>Suggest why most of Africa is in darkness, switched off from development. 4 marks </li></ul>
  8. 14. <ul><li>Explain the consequences of this lack of development for people in the poorer parts of Africa. 4 marks </li></ul>

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