Global Studies Final Exam Outline

1) Discuss the factors that make Asia a rising importance in the world.

A) Rising importance

1) Good trade

2) Higher education

3) Outstanding transportation

4) Highest literacy rate (99% in Japan)

B) Economic

1) Import/export imbalance

2) Electronics, bicycles, computers

3) Intensive farming/ nomadic herding

4) Fishing

C) Cultural

1) Chinese influence on art/architecture

2) Variety of languages

3) Religion-East Asia

4) Long literacy tradition

5) Musical traditions

6) Kabuki

7) Revolution ballet

D) Government

1) Chinese Dynasties

2) Stable government

a. communist

b. democracy

c. monarchy

3) Population control

4) Media control

a. Controls knowledge-newspapers, TV, etc….

E) Peoples Movement

1) Population discrepancy

a. China-not wanting to follow 1 child law

2) Religious differences

a. freedom to choose

b. knowledge of truth (anti-Communist)

3) Change in trading with U.S.

a. U.S. less due to uneven trading

b. Lack of natural resources

II) Discuss population growth

A) Population from the beginning of time

1) Small amount of people

a. shorter life span (30-40 years)

b. less medical resources

2) War-loss of soldiers

3) Lack of food sources

a. Starvation

B) Current Population

1) Drugs, vaccinations, antibiotics

a. Longer life spans (approx. 75 years in U.S.)

2) Medical attention keeping people healthier

3) Improved food production

5) high birth rate/ low death rate

C) Future Population

1) Countries will have no space (migration)

2) Competition for natural resources

3) Potential domestic violence/ social problems

4) Starvation during drought years

5) Immigration to richer countries

6) Social services will be unable to keep up

7) War to relive pressure

8) Breakdown of social order

9) Increased pollution (people, factories, cars)

10) Demand for military dictator

D) Three stages of population growth taking place

1) high birth rate/ high death rate

a. Rain forests/ isolated areas lack medicine

2) High birth rate/ low death rate

a. Latin America

b. Africa

c. Asia

2) Low birth rate/ low death rate

a. Western Europe

b. Germany

c. U.S.

d. Japan

E) Where is the population growth taking place?

1) Asia- 2.9 billion rapidly expanding

2) Africa- 600 million expanding very rapidly

3) Latin America-450 million expanding very rapidly

4) 90% of growth takes place n 3rd world Countries

F) Danger and implications for futures

1) Lack of housing

2) Lack of governmental control

3) Survival of the fittest (food, natural resources)

4) Natural disasters to control population

5) War to eliminate people

6) Lack of jobs/education (supply and demand)

G) Population Growth Causes

1) Lack of birth control knowledge

2) More children/ more power

3) Poorest countries/ least equipped

4) Poverty-lack of family planning

H) Combating population growth

1) better education

2) sterilization

a. China- successful

b. India- failed

3) Government control of marriage/ family size

a. forced abortion in China

4) providing birth control/ teaching methods

III) Discuss nuclear proliferation \, what is it, who has them, who wants them.

A) Discuss Nuclear proliferation

1) The bombs of all bombs

2) Radiation poisoning

3) Ended world war II

4) Potential destruction of mankind

B) What countries have them

1) USA

2) Russia

3) Israel

4) India

5) Pakistan

C) What countries want them

1) Libya

2) Iraq

3) North Korea

4) Iran

D) What are the short term effects of nuclear bombs

1) Destruction of buildings

2) Destruction of soil ( for farming, crops)

3) Birth Defects

4) Fear

E) What are the long term effects of nuclear bombs

1) Deaths of many people, animals, plants, etc.

2) Permanent damage to soil

3) Civilization could be wiped out

4) It would have a “terminator” effect on life

F) What are some of the dangers we face today

1) Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

2) Many unstable governments with nuclear weapons

3) Scientist defecting from Soviet Union selling their knowledge to unstable governments

IV) Discuss what gangs are, their reason for existence, their effects on society, and what is currently being done.

A) Discuss what gangs are

1) Clubs turned violent

2) Drug business

3) People looking for places to belong

4) People looking for power

B) Reason for gang existence

1) No parental control

a. usually no father figure

2) Bad influences

3) Low education, aimless, unskilled

4) Only way to earn self respect

5) Too much free time, no job

6) Tradition- especially in Latino areas

7) Protection

C) What effects do gangs have on society?

1) Mobile- violence (anywhere a car can go)

2) Shootings- innocent victims caught by drive-by shootings, many times little children.

3) Initiation violence against innocents

4) Shooting in popular places

a. Movie theaters

b. Beaches

c. Football games

d. Buses

e. School events

f. Westwood

D) What is currently being done about gangs?

1) Police harassment- makes them just hate police more

2) Jail- they organize in jail and come out heroes

3) Education- mixed results (delinquents roaming streets)

4) Jobs- good, many members do not possess skills

a. More money doing drug dealing

5) Injunctions- initial success, but can only be used sparingly

6) Documentation of all gang members and coordinated efforts by authorities

a. Good initial but criminal justice system is overcrowded

7) Laws- good initial results to no longer prison terms

E) What do they want?

1) Money

2) Power

3) Acceptance (failures who can now fit in)

4) For needs

F) Needs of human males

1) Intimacy

2) Discipline

3) Value

4) Love

V) What areas of the world are experiencing immigration, and emigration, what are there reasons for this movement.

A. What areas of the world are experience immigration and emigration

1. Mexico

2. Philippines

3. Vietnam

4. China/ Taiwan

5. South Korea

6. El Salvador

7. Jamaica

8. Iran

9. Cuba

B. What are the reasons for this movement

1. Opportunities for the children

2. Work hard

a. Many sacrifices to improve life

3. Freedom

4. Medical treatment

5. Education

A. US only country with ESL in public schools

C. Early world immigration

1. Ireland (1821-1850)

2. Germany (1851-1880)

3. Italy (1891-1920)

4. Canada (1921-1930)

5. Germany (1931-1960)

6. Mexico (1961-1990)

D. Benefits/dangers of immigration

1. Dangers

a. mistreated

b. contract violations

c. rape

d. mental illness

e. separation of families

2. Benefits

a. more job opportunities

b. better education for next generations

c. better medical facilities

d. opportunities for financial advancement

e. freedom

E. Projection for the future

1. Numbers: California to have 47.9 million by 2020, up from 31.4 million in 1993

2. Race: 36% will be Latino, 34% white, 20% Asian, 8% African, 0.8% Native Americans

3. Lots of us: 14% of our nation will live in California, compared to less then 9% in 1960

4. Bye, Bye: 4 million Californians will move out of the state in the period

5. Hello: 10.3 million foreigners will immigrate to California

6. Youth: residents under the age of 20 will decrease from 30.1% of the population to 29.1% by 2020

Word Count: 1148

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