Figure 3 shows the changes of global economic power over time. There are many reasons for the shifts in economic power such as the Second World War and the collapse of the British Empire. In 1913, Britain had a GDP almost twice the size of The USA's and made up 37% of the world's economy. By 1950, Britain's economic influence had decreased, its GDP now making up only 7% of the global economy. During this period The USA had become the world's largest economic power, making up 27% of the world's economy compared to the 19% in 1913.
For a party to form an executive (government), the party needs a majority of 1 seat over the other party’s in the legislature (parliament). The British electoral system has come under scrutiny because a majority of seats allows a party to form an executive not the overall majority of public votes. In 1945 Labour won a landslide victory in the elections and gained a 180 seat majority over the Conservative party, and a 148 seat majority overall. For each seat Labour won they had polled 30,522 votes. However in the 1951 elections Labour had polled 231,067 more votes from the general public than the Conservative party, however the Conservative party gained 26 more seats and squeezed into power.
Brazilians have intermarried to the point that it sometimes seems that almost everyone has a combination of European, African and indigenous ancestry (Brazil – Language, Culture, Customs, and Etiquette, n.d.). Class Stratification. There is a large gap within the classes in the country of Brazil. Only about five percent of the population owns the majority (80%) of the land in Brazil. Unfortunately, this disproportion has grown even bigger since the 1980s.
China is a really huge area compare to Athens, and it related to their civilization. In addition, the geography made the different also. Han China and Classical Athens have some similarities, but the differences are geography, government, also the art. Chinese and Athenians were different, and the differences are society, running of the government, and the laws.
Nebraska Vs. Maryland. Based on the census data, Maryland is a bigger state than Nebraska with the difference of 4, 029, 038 in their population, however the population listed, as white only Nebraska’s population is higher then Maryland’s. Both states being bellow the poverty rate, Nebraska’s rate is a liltle higher than Maryland with the difference of
England soldiers were about 6000. The opponents were the French king, Charles VI and his solders. There were about 20000 soldiers in this group. It is said that it is unbelievable the England to win the French because they were just 6000 people. Henry V decided to do the same tactics as the Battle of Poitiers and the Battle of Crécy because they were smaller members than the French members.
Canada and China are both large countries in the world. But Canada is larger in size and smaller in population. Canada has about 29 million in population while China has nearly 13 billion. There are many differences between the two except that in population. There are people of different languages can live side by side under one government, and there are two official languages, French and English in Canada.
China’s Water Shortages China has the biggest population in the world at the moment, however it only supplies 7% of the World’s water supply. In the Capital, Beijing, there are many reasons why there is such a substantial shortage. These reasons can be separated into human factors and physical factors. As you can see from Source 8, there is a massive divide between the South of China and the North of China. The North of China houses 40% of the population.
Slavery was extremely common in Rome during the first century. Slavery in Rome was extremely important not only for the ease of life but also to the wealth of their economy. Their Empire depended on it. There were many situations in which slaves produced lots of money for the city of Rome and the Roman Empire. Firstly, hundreds of Roman slaves worked on the Latifundia farms, growing crops to feed the population of Rome thus making huge profits for the farm owners.
China is a large country consisting of fifty six different ethnic groups. One of the largest minority group in China today is the Zhuang. These people were part of a Thai related group of people covering a large area of Southern China over two thousands years ago. According to the encyclopedia, there are eighteen million Zhuang today, which is about the same as the population of Australia. Although they are the largest minority group in China, they are little known because many of them have been isolated from the outside world.