From the 1870’s to 1900’s, Britain had one of the largest and most powerful armies in the world. With that sort of potential, it would’ve been a mistake not to colonize Africa. Taking control of the tip of Africa was extremely strategic of Britain, as from there they could control the trading routes and begin settling for future invasions and in the end, colonization. Also, the new Capitalist society forming because of Britain’s industrial revolution developed social problems many obvious social problems. The gap between the rich and the poor was larger than ever, and homelessness was on the rise as cities became extremely dense and overpopulated.
America has become a big country of immigrants by Europeans and Africans since the new continent was discovered. After solving the problem of unification of the north and south and constitution, the economics and technology of America was developing rapidly. At that time, the pace of the development of American industrial civilization and global expansion speeded up, because American economics got resurgence after the end of World War II. In that
Copper, iron and gold were the raw metals that have been worked in Africa for more than two millenniums. They were and still are the commodities consumed by civilisation, which are anchored upon metallurgy. Metals have played a large and significant role during the pre-industrial period through the establishment of trade routes, accumulation of wealth and also knowledge transfer which was implemented through a society known as the ‘Brotherhood’. Objects of iron, gold and copper have always been key to the religious, political, social and economic life. However, in Africa iron has always been the primary metal in all the aspects of life since the establishment of the metallurgical revolution.
1999) and as a crucial source for increasing the capital stock of a country (Barro and Sala-i-Martin, 1995). An increase in the level of aggregate export is also a significant policy towards the reinforcement level of economy (Tyler, 1981). The study adopted Structural Vector autoregression (SVAR) method to examine the effect and long run interaction of oil price fluctuation on foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic growth in Nigeria and finds
Off-shore oil drilling is a controversial practice that, economically, is beneficial to our country, but has numerous negative effects on our oceans, and our planet’s environment. Some of these negative effects include pollution of seawater, harm to living organisms, and further contribution towards climate change, and global warming. Many of these oil-drilling companies claim that their drilling operations are clean, safe, and don’t negatively affect the environment, but in reality, these oil rigs sitting in the Ocean are hurting our environment, and many of us don’t even know the extent of it. I’ll be using three examples of how off-shore oil drilling harms our environment, I’ll be discussing the effects on ocean waters, marine life, and how pollution emitted from these drilling sites affects our atmosphere. I think a lot of people just think of oil spills when they think of the environmental impact from oil rigs out at sea, but, in reality, they harm the environment in more ways than most people know.
Multinational corporations can be defined as enterprises operating in several countries but are managed from their home country. Generally, any company that acquires a quarter of its revenue from operations outside of its home country is considered to be a multinational corporation. Today the multinational corporations have a radical effect on the economic system all over the world. This is due to the growth of international business of the multinationals, which has tremendous effect on the traditional forms of international trade and capital flows for economies at large. In the world economy they create a powerful force.
The British Empire, once known as “the empire where the sun never sets,” is the most powerful political entity in the history of the world. Namely, it possessed colonies on all continents. In Africa, Nigerians lived under British rule from 1900 to 1960. Throughout this period of reign, many changes were made to their traditional lifestyle. Even though we tend to only see the unfavorable effects of colonization, British colonizers have had both positive and negative impacts on Nigeria’s traditional society by influencing its political structure, economy and education.
Scarcity of water, increasing levels of wastes, air pollution, and global warming are some common issue of which pose a great threat to the environment. The speed with which we are consuming our natural resources and polluting our environment is really a matter of concern. Today the environmental issues have been become the greatest concern for the whole world. With the industrial revolution the global warming has become the issue of concern. It has become more influential in the developing countries like India.
Background Multinational corporations can be defined as enterprises operating in several countries but are managed from their home country. In general any company that takes in a quarter of its revenue from operations outside of its home country is considered to be a multinational corporation. Today the multinational corporations have a radical effect on the economic system all over the world. This is due to the growing in the international business of the multinationals, which has tremendous effect on the traditional forms of international trade and capital flows for economies at large. In the world economy they create a powerful force.
This is due to their carcinogenic and toxic properties (ATSDR, 2013). As the strict legislations have been introduced by various environmental protection agencies in the developing countries, the removal of heavy metals from water and wastewater becomes the subject of considerable interest in recent years (CPCB, 2008; WHO, 1996). Manganese, nickel and copper are the common heavy metal contaminants and pose significant threats to human health. Manganese poisoning causes various severe health problems in vital organs of humans such as neurological disorders and harmful impact on human respiratory tract due to prolonged inhalation of Mn(II) (ATSDR, 2012). Gastrointestinal distress, pulmonary fibrosis and skin dermatitis are the most noted diseases in addition to lung and kidney problems associated with Ni(II) ion poisoning (ATSDR, 2005; US EPA, 1986).