The Goose That Laid The Golden Eggs

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Name/Class: 10910 오유진 Title of Speech: Nauru’s history, resulted from the phosphate mining. Specific Purpose/Objective: To inform the classmates about Nauru’s history. Audience: Students of class 109 Organization Format: Chronological Ⅰ. Introduction A) Attention Getter: Everyone must have heard of the story, “The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs.” Well, that’s exactly what’s going on in Nauru. B) Significance of topic: Actually, it’s also what we are experiencing right now by using up time, water, and natural resources. Nauru’s case will be an unforgettable lesson for all of you. C) Credibility: In doing research for this topic, I’ve read a number of articles discussing what happened on the island, and what drove it to an extreme consequence. I hope that…show more content…
Third sub-point and supporting material: The civil war ended in 1888 with German occupation, which led the island being united with Germany’s Marshall islands. 4. Transition: However, these are not the main reasons why so many people remember the name of such a small country. What happened in the 1900s completely changed the destiny of Nauru. B) Second main point: In the 1900s, phosphate was discovered on Nauru and it made the tiny country’s per capita income the highest in the world. 1. First sub-point and supporting material: Phosphate is the result of years of bird droppings, also a sought-after fertilizer ingredient. 2. Second sub-point and supporting material: After the independence, the phosphate mining industry was finally controlled by the Nauruans. This helped push up revenues to $123 million by 1981, around $17,500 for each islander according to ‘The Economist’ (The Economist 7). 3. Third sub-point and supporting material: The government of Nauru began to lavish this money on ordinary Nauruans. Islanders were provided free schooling and medical care but did not have to pay any kind of taxes. 4. Transition: However, the paradise that had everything soon begins to collapse- during its
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