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Secondword

  1. 1. The Second world by: Megan Bedford<br />
  2. 2. Russia<br />The once great and mighty Soviet Union has been greatly damaged by the Cold War.<br />The struggle of power dominance between the West and China fights for Russian alliances. <br />As Chinese immigrants are rushing into Russia’s depopulated far east, only 7 million Russians remain in the area. A massive demographic imbalance of extremely populated China versus the scarce Russian race in the east.<br />This has influenced greater bonds between China and Russia. China is developing the region in ways that Russians never have. This is a threat for the Russians to have the Chinese occupying their land.<br />Will this lead to a smaller Russia and a larger China?<br />
  3. 3. colombia<br />The war on drugs in Colombia and South America has been going on for years.<br />The United States sponsored, Plan Colombia has pushed the militant-communist Revolutionary armed forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas toward the borers of all the surrounding countries, creating a larger problem, and not stopping the drug production. <br />Colombia is the source of mostly all of the cocaine and half the heroin sold in the United States.<br />
  4. 4. Monroe doctrine<br />The Monroe Doctrine states that America will prevent any foreign power from influencing Latin America, and will intervene at will to protect its interests, and manipulate each nation’s economic affairs.<br />Venezuela had a rejection of American regional dominance.<br />Colombia had friendly relations with the United States, built on common economic and security interests. <br />Brazil had selective cooperation with America<br />
  5. 5. Iraq<br />After World War II, Iraq would not have been it’s own country if Arabs would have been making the map. The region was doomed for controversy before it became a country.<br />As ParagKhanna suggests, America might feel that the country is better off by getting rid of Saddam Hussein, did America really have the power to judge this?<br />ParagKhanna feels that the end of Iraq is a positive thing, especially for the abused Kurds.<br />
  6. 6. American Empire<br />All great empires eventually fall. For example, Rome, defeated by it’s barbarians and sacked.<br />Is America on the road to failure?<br />Problems with the American Empire:<br />dependency on foreign financing<br />America ranks near the bottom on OECD in average worker income and income inequality.<br />There is becoming a bigger gap between the super rich and the middle class.<br />Will America last for centuries to come?<br />

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