Assess the reasons for opposition to Thatcher’s social and economic policies The main reason why Thatcher faced opposition to her social and economic policies was due to the controversial nature of them (more notably so in her economic policies), which generated the perception that her prime ministerial power was largely used for private greed, at the public expense. Thatcher’s most controversial economic policy, which ultimately lead to increased opposition, was the privatisation of the public industries; such as the British Telecom in 1984. These de-nationalisations were highly controversial as they were seen to be ‘selling off the family silver’, thus stifled fear amongst the electorate that private ownership would be more concerned with profits than service. This consequently reflects the main reason for opposition to Thatcher’s economic policies, as people wanted to sustain the standard set by the national services. Furthermore, Thatcher’s monetarist policies to tackle inflation faced opposition due to their highly controversial nature.
The Columbian Exchange in the Americas: Change Over Time The Americas were influenced by many different factors. These factors led to the population dropping and population skyrocketing. Advancing technology and biology made an impact as well. From 1492 to around 1750 societies from Europe and Africa greatly influenced and changed the Americas. The Europeans introduced a deadly wave of small pox and the measles, where slaves from Africa were brought over to grow and harvest sugar cane.
Agriculture tended to be inefficient and backward, particularly in the South where the ‘latifondi’ dominated. The industrial development that did occur did so exclusively in the North and this reinforced an existing economic divide between North and South, as the North was developing economically and the south remained backward and deprived of industry. Poor economic conditions resulted in large-scale emigration particularly to North America. Therefore, the basis of the division within Italy was economic failure, and as the economics of a country is fundamental to its success, the north-south divide in relation to economics was a significant attribute to the weaknesses of the
Another problem with food distribution is that governments, like those in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are exporting crops to countries willing to pay higher prices as opposed to feeding its own people (Haviland, 2011, 2008). This practice was the cause of a famine in India during its colonial days, when British rulers used Indians to produce cash crops to support its manufacturing plants in the U.K. Because the land and labor was utilized to produce export crops, there were little resources left to farm crops to feed the people of India and led to a revolutionary uprising of the Indian people against the British (Lancaster,
The Scratch of a Pen The year of 1763 marked an important year in the transformation of North America. This year marked many struggles in America between the Indians, British, Spanish, French, and the colonist. The events of 1763 not only redrew the political map of North America, but the also changed its human geography. Diseases and wars over power and land were the main causes for death and confrontations throughout this book since everybody wanted to gain control these vast lands. During this period of time Benjamin Franklin described, “everything seems in this country, once the land of peace and order, to be running fast into anarchy and confusion.” In the book this is clearly apparent with the power balances between colonist, natives and the present British army.
Our international trade with Europe declined because of that. Europe was productive in industry and agriculture. This caused their demand for American goods to slow, and since Europe had obtained a major debt from the war, they were not capable of paying back American banks the large sums of money that they had previously borrowed. Even though they had planned to pay America back, they couldn’t. Their plan was to use the money they were going to receive from Germany and Austria, but the Central powers never followed through.
After the conquest and through the declined of the natives surrounding their overworked and poorer conditions, Spaniards did but little to care at the expense of their wealth. Bartolome de las Casas and the New Laws reduced this labor system which angered in part the encomenderos who through civil wars and lack of heirs had their encomiendas reverted to the crown. The repartimiento/mita which is a labor draft within the Inca Empire was changed to a forced labor draft for the Spaniards in order to mine, obraje labor, and agricultural surplus. Negatively speaking, it was an easy faster way to make Spaniards rich. Natives were used to a monetary system and were unconsciously willing to work in order to meet this new type of payments.
We will start with Social Existence. Social existence The greatest risks Latin America is facing are Economic inequality and social marginalization. These longstanding twin disappointments continue to hamper the region’s progress – social cohesion and inclusive economic development are joined at the hip – one cannot exist without the other. Latin America is one of the most uneven areas in the whole world (this equality is not only in terms of income distribution, but also in the terms of access to education and access to credit). While poverty is dropping in general, perceptions of increasing disparity remain a flaming
The United States of America is the world’s leading g economy. The country’s economy is also ranked as the fastest growing in the world courtesy of economic reforms introduced in the country in the year 1978. It has risen also to become the second largest importer of goods, and it is also recognized as the largest exporter of goods. China’s huge population has been quite instrumental in growing its economy. The population provides the much needed labor force that has propelled the country’s industrial and agricultural sector to great heights of productivity.
Ties between Cuba and America brought obvious prosperity to a limited segment of Cuba’s population though they did so at the expense of Cuba’s national potential and economic independence. Source two discusses the way in which “in 1895 … the Americans appropriated our country” (that is, Cuba) . The U.S control of the economy added to the gap between the rich and the poor which exacerbated social problems and led to the emergence of a society in need of revolution. The inequality within Cuban society was another main cause for social dissatisfaction which eventually sparked the revolution. The upper class consisted of wealthy people and business owners while the lower class made their living in fields and factories .