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Haiti The Republic - 1,944 words
A tiny tropical island sits in the Caribbean, decorated with palm trees and colorful hibiscus flowers. Its mountains stand majestically looking down upon sandy beaches and green valleys. From a distance it appears as any other island you might encounter sailing the waters of the Caribbean. Yet, as you come closer you notice a difference. There are no tourist resorts dotting the coasts, no high rise hotels with sand volleyball courts and marimba bands. This is Haiti, this is different. If the land could speak it would tell of tragedy and violence, of abuse and bloodshed, of power and greed. Why does the country stand apart from its neighbors? The answer lies in the turbulent history of this t ...
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Argentinas Dirty War - 1,787 words
Between 1976 and 1983, under military rule, thousands of people in Argentina were arrested and then vanished without a trace. This campaign became known to Argentina and abroad as the "Dirty War". Seized by force against their will, the victims no longer existed as citizens. Nobody knew who exactly were responsible for their abductions or even why they had been abducted. Under a policy called the "Process of National Reorganization", successive juntas waged war against armed guerrillas and unarmed civilians. The guerillas were defeated, but the torture, disappearance and murder of innocent civilians continued for several more years thereafter. The authorities had no record of these desaparec ...
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Mauritania - 1,396 words
Mauritania is a poorly developed country with a low GDP (gross domestic products), which totally depends on agricultures and livestock, which have been lately demolished by droughts. It has a purchasing power partly of $2.8 billion, a GDP real growth rate of 4%, which is also low, and a GDP per capital of $1,200. Mauritania makes $390 million a year on iron ore, fish, and fish products. Mauritania imports $335 million a year and its commodities are foodstuffs, consumers goods, petroleum products, and capital goods. The inflation rate has been increasing making it difficult for anyone to afford many products. Mauritania's few info structures are it's single railed railways, highways, ports, m ...
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Why The Nazis And Not The Communists? - 1,801 words
ter> Why, by 1934, had the Nazis benefited more than the Communists from the shortcomings of the Weimar Republic? Adolf Hitler, head of the NSDAP, became Chancellor of Germany on the 30th January 1933. Following the legal revolution of the following months and President Hindenburgs death on the 2nd August 1934, Hitler made himself Fhrer and Reichskanzler. The Nazi revolution was complete and Germany was subject to a dictatorship of the extreme political right. As Ian Kershaw explains, the Weimar Republic was failing: "the survival chances of Weimar democracy might be regarded as fairly poor by the end of 1929, very low by the end of 1930, remote by the middle of 1931 and as good as zero by ...
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Unemployment - 4,846 words
ter>Sam Vaknin's Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and Foreign Affairs Web Sites I. Recommendations Get the Real Picture No one in Macedonia knows the real picture. How many are employed and not reported or registered? How many are registered as unemployed but really have a job? How many are part time workers as opposed to full time workers? How many are officially employed (de jure) but de facto unemployed or severely underemployed? How many are on indefinite vacations, on leave without pay, etc.? The Statistics Bureau must be instructed to make the gathering and analysis of data regarding the unemployed (through household surveys and census, if necessary) a TOP PRIORITY. A limited amnes ...
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The Discovery Of Economy - 1,770 words
... ns and events wherein you can expect all that is unexpected. Twenty years back from now, we never even imagined at the height of cold war, that in the vicinity and near future to that period, we are about to witness dramatic and historic changes. We didnt even think to the blink of an eye that the world is about to be swept by tremendous reforms and that we would be zipped through by the winds of changes. Historic events like, [i] The fall of Hammer and Sickle in Moscow's Kremlin, known as the Mecca of Marxism, [ii] The dismantling of communism in the erstwhile Soviet Union, [iii] The eventual overthrows of iron-fist hard-line communist regimes from the iron-curtained eastern European na ...
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Chile - The Pinochet Era - 1,208 words
H2>Background: Salvador Allende Gossens was elected the first Marxist president of Chile in 1970. He governed Chile from 1970 until 1973, the year of his death. The Allende government was not very successful. It approved sharp increases in the minimum wage whilst attempting to prevent price increases in consumer goods, in an effort to end Chiles economic slump. This resulted in disaster for the country, as inflation soared, strikes became common and opposition towards the Allende government increased. This led to a violent coup on September 11, 1973, in which military authorities, led by General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, took power over Chile. Allende was killed during this attack. This perio ...
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Union Bank And Trust Expanding Abroad - 1,113 words
1. What would be UBTs country risk exposure if it where to establish itself in Chile The political risk of Chile is minimum, which makes a very attractive country to start the Latin America Operations of UBT, since the dictatorial military regime led by Augusto Pinochet ended in 1990. After this period, a free elected president was installed and the economy has stabilized from 1991-1997 and has helped the country to secure the country towards a democratic and representative government. Growth slowed in 1998-99, but recovered strongly in 2000. Chile has a well establish government that also reduces the political risk to enter the country. The government is divided in three branches: Executive ...
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