Raul’s brother, Fidel, was the leader of Cuba for almost 50 years and now another Castro will be in charge for ten. In the U.S. and other developed nations, power switches hands much more often. I am sure there are both opponents and supporters of the Castro’s in Cuba, but it is interesting how one family can lead a country for so long. The people just seem to accept it even if they are living in bad conditions. The lack of complacency and the hunger for improvement on the part of the people is what I think has made America the greatest country in the world for so long.
Men are entitled to own slaves and this right has always been protected. Allowing the Africans to become free would disrupt our county’s progression. Moving forward is a priority for a strong economical country. According to a New York Bureau of accounts report, “It would be wise to permit colonists, and other farmers to import as many Negroes as they could purchase for cash, assist them on their farms, as these slaves could do more work for their masters, and were less expensive than hired laborers.” Slaves provided cheap labor, which left big promises for a booming economy. With the ideas of slavery many men will become and remain profitable and money will only benefit our society and allow the United States to grow.
The British Colonies Although not quite as democratic as our lives, the British Colonies in the 18th century were a haven for liberty, democracy, and new ways of thinking, because they were considerably more advanced in comparison to the world around them. Equality is an essential part of a democracy, and even more democratic systems were appearing in the Colonies. To ensure equality everyone needs to have an equal say in the government. The only citizens allowed to vote were wealthy, adult, white males, but it’s estimated 50%-80% enjoyed the freedom, a considerable advantage to the 5% in Britain. Occupied with other matters, the British Empire wasn’t able to completely control the colonies and as a result they developed independent governments.
To what extent can the Weimar Republic be considered a successful democracy in the period up to December 1930? The Weimar republic can be considered both successful and unsuccessful, as it started in chaos and then became relatively stable until it collapsed during the great depression. The successes can be seen mainly through the Stresemann era while the failures are seen through the constitution, political parties, coups, economic failures and the lack of support towards the republic. Under the new constitution basic freedoms which were guaranteed to all was introduced and enabled a political and societal freedom, which therefore benefited each class, party and individual. This was considered a success as it gave people the basic principle of equality .
In fact, the first wave of Cuban migration that occurred in the Late 19th century led many Cuban immigrants to economic success. According to Gonzalez, Cuban independence wars from Spanish control caused around 10% of their population (around 110,000 people) to flee to the United States. Surprisingly, the U.S. welcomed many Cubans who then became citizens due to their ties to U.S. industry, especially the Ybor city cigar industry, which was one of the reasons so many people regularly passed between Cuba and Florida. For that reason, many Cuban people did not have to pass through immigration or customs (Gonzalez 110). Despite the Cuban migrants’ success in the 1800s, their status was a result of the United States exploitation of their resources and labor.
Despite decades of internal conflict and drug related security challenges.” (CIA.gov/Colombia). The results have been positive with fair elections, protection for the people, and a strong government. Colombia’s economy face the highest unemployment rate in Latin America statistically reported by cia.org, at 10.3% in 2012. Colombia's economic policies involving the free trade agreements make it easy for Ravi and Keith to have flow of goods imported and exported. “Economic development is stymied by inadequate infrastructure, weakened further by recent flooding.” (cia.gov/Colombia).
Since then America has forgotten the huge role immigration has played throughout history and the contribution it led to the development of America, as well. U.S immigration has brought upon the debate for the future of American jobs, impacts, and benefits. Statistics demonstrate that immigration has helped the United States with employment by adding jobs and bringing in more tax payers adding a positive effect on the United States. Before the recession, when the economy was expanding (2000-2007), 60 percent of the net increase in employment among the working-age went to immigrants. Even though they accounted for just 38 percent of the population, immigrants still took majority of the jobs in the United States (Camarota, Zeigler).
Although peace was already a prevalent trait in Costa Rica, “it had heavy foreign indebtedness and other economic problems” (Oscar 550). When President Oscar Arias took over, his steady and innovative leadership ensured lasting peace and prosperity. Costa Rica’s success is largely due to the fact that Oscar Arias set down the necessary foundations. If it weren’t for Oscar Arias, Costa Rica would not be called the Switzerland of Central America (Langley 234). Arias perfected Costa Rica’s democratic government, education, transportation, and communication by placing the necessary laws in action.
The average American in 1972 lived on $11,419 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). The average American now lives on $49,445 (By Dennis Cauchon and Barbara Hansen, USA TODAY). One of the many causes for bad spending habits is credit cards. The rate that the credit card companies lend people who charge things on the card normally is at a federal rate which is near zero. The credit card companies take this nearly free money from the government and loan it out to us as consumers at a 7 percent rate if you have a good credit standing.
The very people whose job is to protect society will deceive people to make illegal money. The politicians that society elects are no better than the corrupt police officers when he or she takes payoffs from organized crime group. Television programs have made me think about organized crime groups as only large groups that make big money. The neighborhood gang is an organized crime group that disrupts the neighborhood and has no respect for members of the community. Movies like American Gangster made me more interested in learning about organized crime groups.