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The distribution of resourses and wealth in the world is unequal

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The distribution of recourses and wealth in the world is unequal This quote is indeed correct, as certain maps illustrate. Unlike many maps that we use in History or Geography, there are maps like the Peter's Projection Mao, which illustrates how our world can be divided into first world countries, third, and fourth world countries. This map is distorted, to show that all the countries to the north of its line, are the first world countries, and all to the south of its line are the third and fourth world countries. Willy Brandt, a German chancellor, founded this map and it was named 'The Brandt Report' in 1984. It shows us that the world is divided into half. These are known as; 1. The developed World, which refers to the Northern countries, which are scientifically and technologically advanced, and 2. The Developing World, which is a reference to the southern third world countries, which are the main agricultural countries. These two definitions, although correct, can be altered according to Relative, and Absolute Poverty. Relative Poverty is, that when examined carefully, one country can be poor in comparison to another country, but much richer than yet another country. Absolute Poverty, is basic poverty, like living on $1 a day, or less. The distribution of wealth is evidently unequal, as facts show that the North has 80% of the world's wealth, but only 25% of the world's population, and the South have 20% of the worlds wealth, and 75% of he worlds population. ...read more.

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Many third world countries borrow money form first world banks and then, they have to pay interest. In time, these interests become crippling debts, and third world countries are expected to repay many of these debts with huge interests and long-term loans. I think that all Christians believe that first world countries should drop the debt, and campaigns such as Jubilee 2000, which was a coalition of charities in the first world and third world which protested that the debt should be dropped. The third worlds have to try and produce goods and raw material to slowly repay the debt, and to try and make a living. If we look in our wardrobes, or our kitchen cupboards, we will be able to see that at least 80% of our goods are no made in the UK, but in third world countries. This is another great problem for Christians, because Globalisation takes place, this means that the rich, first world countries take/use the labourers and land of a third world country to produce goods, not for the third world country itself, but for the wealthy first world market. Because of the poverty in the third world countries, the first world countries take advantage of their poverty, and exploit their workers, and pay them way below the minimum wage, and therefore makes it cheap labour. All the 'profit' that is obtained by these goods goes to the 'middle man', and so therefore makes Globalisation a popular option for may retailers. ...read more.

Conclusion

'Terrorism feeds on poverty' a Muslim imam, Prof. Nisar Ahmad Hussain Sulaimani. This new terrorist attack on America has provided Christians a huge task to accomplish. When Afghanistan was in a time of need, as it still is today, and many people are suffering, Christians provided emergency aid, and are still providing now. But, they have now attacked America, and Christians have to try and help all the suffering on both sides. Christian Aid describes Afghanistan, as 'the worst humanitarian disaster in the world, and that poverty is the biggest problem the world faces.' In this situation, Christians try to speak up for those who cant, and try to help them get out of the deep 'poverty pit' of affluence. Christians support the poor, and explain to many people how they are 'blind to poverty' and that 'the invisible poor' need their help and support. As Martin Luther King once said, ' I believe in the dignity and respect of every individual.' Christians try to show the people who are 'blind', and tell them that if they reach out and help the poor, they will be true Christians and they will fill the gap / deep pit and cross over in to the Kingdom of God. (The Rich Man and Lazarus. 25-27) Christians provide aid all over the world, and no matter how many people, or how great the task, they will fulfil their duty as Christians, with pride, joy, and with love. As Jesus said, ' Love God, love your neighbour as you love yourself'. ...read more.

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