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"What are the consequences of development?" Development is the level of technological application and economic organisation of a country. Countries want to develop because it will help to give the people of the country a better quality of life through improving services such as health and education. Developing will improve their industry providing more jobs and result in a growth in the country economy. Development can also provide the country with more resources such as food and other raw materials. On Rostow's stages of development model every countries aim would be to reach level 5, in this stage growth occurs in all areas of the countries economy and therefore the country can sustain itself for periods of time. Few countries have reached stage 5; these are the UK, U.S, and Japan. Countries such as India are stage 3 and 4 respectively while Ethiopia has yet to reach stage 1 to date. ...read more.


This was badly planned as the cotton plants were built on the only two rivers to the Aral Sea, this saw most of the water first past through cotton fields and pick up chemicals before reaching the Aral Sea. This has resulted in the Aral Sea shrinking 80 km from its original coast; it is expected to have completely disappeared in 20 years time. The main consequences of this cotton plant have been the affect to human life. The shrinking of the Aral Sea has cause fishing villages to become deserted and people to move to the overcrowded cities to get jobs. The only few people left fish in the small rivers which are partly infected with chemicals, these chemicals have led to a number of diseases. The chemicals have had verse effects on the environmental issues; water pipes must be over ground due to erosion. ...read more.


The rainforest was cut down to make way for theses roads and new rail networks as well; this has left massive parts of rainforest as desert which has led to increase CO2 entering the atmosphere, which has increased pollution levels and adds to global warming. These all are consequences which will hinder development in the future as the deforestation taking place could well lead to a loss in fertile land and crops well many have to be imported effecting the countries economy and development in the long run. In conclusion there are many consequences, which can effect development of a country, all factors must be included in developing looking at social, economical, environmental and political. If not, the consequences can resort in a country not developing or even moving back on the development scale. These can all be avoided by effective applications of the development programme and forward planning to prevent any more problems. John Douglas Ogilvie 13.2 ...read more.

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