Over a Million People Displaced The dam's 410-mile-long (660-kilometer-long) reservoir will flood about 244 square miles (632 square kilometers) of land—including well over a thousand towns and villages. Some 1.3 million people (another disputed number) have been or will be relocated. The Three Gorges plan includes compensation for the dispossessed, such as payments and new homes and jobs. But these efforts have been plagued by widespread local corruption and complaints that funds aren't reaching the intended recipients. Dozens of architectural and cultural sites will also disappear under the reservoir.
These dramatic changes and the globalization of American corporations signaled the “Americanization” of the world. The term ‘Glocalization” became a term that showed a marketing strategy by American entrepreneurs for specific areas. In fact, during “The American Century”, Americanization is closely interpreted as Globalization due to mass
On the other hand in California in 1996-7 they were experiencing sub-tropical storms, it had been the wettest December in a while. Furthermore rail was falling at a high elevation causing snow of mountains to melt and increasing further water. Impacts included 23000 homes and buildings destroyed, 1200 evacuated and caused $2 billion in damage. This is less than the Philippines because they had some protection from levees on the Sacramento River however they did fail, due to the already saturated land. However it reduced the amount of water but also they had a bit of warning and many people got evacuated in time.
I never knew how much of an impact this immigration stage had on America itself today. In conclusion, The Chinese immigration was huge to America. The Chinese contributed to the production and growth to the industrial era of America. They had a struggle to get themselves fit in, but in the end it was worth it for many reasons. The California Gold Rush was the ticket for the Chinese to even come over here and get a better life and the Chinamen who went through the hardship came out with the best results.
There were many factors in the cause of the flooding, these include: torrential rain, 500mm of rain fell in a few short hours, remnants of Hurricane Alex; deforestation in the valleys; the construction of small bridges across the river (trapping material behind them during the floods, creating small dams); and so on. Many people were affected by the flood which was described as a freak weather event. The floods caused the loss and destruction of property, a social impact. Peoples’ homes were destroyed, forcing residents to relocate and seek refuge. As well as this, more than 1000 cars were washed away by the floods.
6). With all the waste produced by industrialization, air pollution has also become a major issue. Statistics show that “China has the world’s highest number of annual deaths triggered by air pollution” (Doc. 10). Due to this hazard, growing crops became more difficult.
This causes thousands of people to become homeless and displaced. Also, not every household had flood insurance, so then FEMA stepped in to assist these people. This process of FEMA stepping in to help people in need of emergency help is very expensive. Government funds are used to give people mobile homes to live in and money to help fix their destroyed homes. Insurance companies were pounded after the storm with many insurance claims due to all the flooding and wind damage.
The fact that Wal-Mart is a company not even a country; and is China’s eighth largest trading partner; just makes us realize how much economic growth depends on businesses to produce more goods and services faster and more efficiently. According to many economists, continuous economic growth leads to greater prosperity for everyone, but because so many countries are trying to achieve the same exact thing, competition is harsh. These are some positive and negative perspectives that are caused by international trade. As you can see, the relationship between the three sources is that they are all based on trade. All around the world, different countries import and export goods to each other so they can benefit themselves with economic growth.
Silver Trade DBQ The abundance of silver in Europe and the Americas had a great impact on the Chinese economy as the demand for silver by the Japanese and Chinese greatly increased to match the supply during the mid-sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries. Based on the Documents, Spain had much to gain economically by selling their abundance of silver to the Ming Chinese and Japanese while the Chinese and Japanese economies suffered due to the deflation of silver in their own regions. These fast economic changes caused drastic change socially by changing the standard of living as well as the mindsets of the people toward the silver trade, such as the issue of slavery, reflecting on their government. All the while other European countries such as Britain and the Portuguese were able to take advantage of the supply and demand of silver to make money as middlemen. The Spanish were able to mine the silver with some economic benefit quickly turning into negative inflation, and the British were able to buy from the Spanish and Japanese and sell to the Chinese as middlemen.