• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

With reference to specific examples evaluate the possible ways of reducing global differences in wealth.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

a) Assess the global implications of the trends shown The biggest drop in percent of population living on $1 or less occurs in East Asia and Pacific, this followed suit with the globalisation of the world, with TNCs spreading across continents. East Asia, china and India have seen the biggest influx of foreign direct aid and seen a massive expansion in their secondary sector. This has brought a surge of higher paying jobs and improved the livelihood of many. The global implications of this have created a different economic climate with increasing power shifting from America to Asia. The standard rich and poor divide is becoming increasingly blurry with many eastern Asian countries moulding the global future. The implications could be dangerous, though economically China is inspiring, socially and environmentally the country is still in the dark ages and with power shifting are say on human rights and environmental damage is becoming slowly quieter. Sub-Saharan Africa has shown little change in the percentage of population living on $1 or less. This contradicts the fact that aid has increased dramatically since 1981, showing that aid has little effect on long term success of a country. The poor inhabitants of Africa has allowed many multinational companies to take advantage of the low paying subsistence farming and have managed to shift control from them to the to TNCs. ...read more.

Middle

Vietnam is a classical example of a naturally beautiful country with high amounts of debt, its unique social lifestyle and unspoiled countryside has attracted many people. Unfortunately the government has placed too much emphasis on tourism and society has felt the re-precautions. With wealthy westerners and their bulging wallets, the Vietnamese government has done what it can to part the people with their money. This includes selling land in rural areas used as farming for subsistence farmers to build hotels and tourist attractions. Forcing people out of their villages to create a fake village aimed solely at selling souvenirs and creating money thus creating social hostility as age old traditions are placed on hold for the welcoming of the westerners. In one case in a small village called Hanoi, a small battle took place as builders fought with the locals for a section of land destined for a supermarket. Even though tourism is a possible source of money and if tapped properly can benefit Vietnam, the reality is often less fair. Most money made by tourism is often injected back into tourism, many used for infrastructure and amenities is designed for westerners. Supermarkets and hotels are unlikely to benefit the locals with most jobs not going to local population, even if tourism has a positive effect on the locals, they are often highly dependent on the tourists seasons and good weather. ...read more.

Conclusion

MEDCs do rely heavily on LEDCs and their primary production, but simply bulling and controlling the world market has lead to an uninspiring industry. The key word is sustainable development of industry, unlike foreign aid which can fluctuate and sometimes doesn't directly go to the people who need it, fair trade is aimed at the most poverty stricken societies. The future of the world depends on the united front of all the countries, if we are ever going to be able to progress as a society we have a responsibility to breakdown the invisible walls that separate us. This can't be done by taking pity or forcing our help on to them we must create a global climate for them to grow and develop without being constricted by the politics and greediness of the power countries. The simple fact is most LEDCs have the capabilities and resources to remove themselves from poverty, and given the chance will be able to. Though our responsibility in their future should be little, we must object to political terrorism and dictators and even our dictatorial control. Most LEDCs should develop without the influences of the western world; they are individual countries that should exploit the needs of the western world. The less economically developed countries must stand on their own two feet, without the pillars of the MEDC telling them were to stand. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Global Interdependence & Economic Transition section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Global Interdependence & Economic Transition essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Investigating Travel & Tourism

    5 star(s)

    The TICs will work closely with commercial companies within the local area, for example promoting accommodation, restaurants, guide services and excursions. The TIC will also work with the voluntary organizations such as the National Trust as they preserve and maintain places of historic interest within the TIC will promote to the tourists through voluntary local groups.

  2. Can developing countries ever catch up with developed countries

    strapped countries could pay their export bills."28 Compound interest rates, poor exchange rates and unfair trade practices mean that indebted countries are unable to repay this debt. As Strange points out, "aware of the mounting difficulties of third world debtor countries, banks did not stop lending.

  1. International Ecotourism Management: Using Australia and Africa as Case Studies.

    Lubeck (1991) outlines environmental behaviour rules for tour operators, travel agents and tourists in regards to safari tourism. The idea that ecotourism must practice what it preaches, environmental sensitivity, is powerful and persuasive. This has led to powerful guidelines to govern all aspects of the ecotourism experience.

  2. Investigating Travel and Tourism

    This seen as the first point of decline and you can't develop the product anymore. Decline * The product/service moves into the decline stage when sales start to drop continuously and will be a result of the issues that moved the product through maturity and saturation (competition, low demand, unfashionable, etc).

  1. Poverty in Africa, the widespread effects of poverty in Africa have had substantial effects ...

    The economic impact of the colonialism in Africa has been debated. Africa's greatest wealth was in the 1960's, just prior to decolonization. African nations have yet to return to this level of wealth. To achieve wealth during this colonial period, African nations geared their economies towards exporting raw materials.

  2. Development of the leisure and recreation industry

    In the 1970's a personal sport was peaking called "jogging" this sport became the target of various clothes designers who cashed in, and created various article of clothing that is now associated with Jogging. This was a male dominated sport that is done generally outside the house.

  1. The UK travel and tourism industry

    Currently acts as a regulator of financial protection on behalf of its membership in relation to their non ATOL business 9. Represents its members at meetings of the International Federation of Tour Operators (IFTO), the European trade association for tour operators.

  2. The Meaning of Globalisation and its Effects

    In democracy all people are equal this means people are valued equally. These have equal opportunities. No one is discriminated against. Moreover, groups are free to maintain their different cultures, personalities, language and beliefs. When the majorities deny rights to destroy their opposition also destroy democracy.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work