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By Nadejda Ballard

Examine the impression globalisation has had on poverty, rural improvement, local examples, position of multinationals, human capital improvement, and sustainability. a while sixteen+

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76 In the last few years, more and more of the Central Asian countries have come to the conclusion that going it alone, with their small domestic markets, tattered infrastructure, and narrow trade relationships, will only prolong the painful transition period. 77 MIDDLE EAST The United States became much more familiar with the Middle East after the events of September 11, 2001. Once known 41 42 Globalization and Poverty primarily for its rich oil reserves, the region in the last few years has become synonymous with terrorism, radical Islamic clerics, and the war in Iraq.

17 2 Poverty in Africa Africa, the birthplace of humanity and a continent rich in natural beauty and resources, as well as in an incredible human and cultural diversity, is currently the most desperate, poor, war-torn, and disease-torn place on earth. Despite persistent efforts by many local governments and the international community, Africa’s social, economic, and political ills have increased in the last few decades, with very few signs of improvement in the near future. The continent’s overwhelming poverty is both one of the main reasons and one of the main symptoms of Africa’s unique situation.

33 ETHNIC PERSPECTIVES Africa is home to over 680 million people who belong to more than a thousand ethnic groups, distributed across over 50 countries. 1 Colonial Africa at the end of the 19th century. The colonial powers created many countries without regard for the history, ethnicity, language, or culture of the region. living in their territories who speak a multitude of languages, practice diverse religions, and live different ways of life. 34 21 22 Globalization and Poverty Is diversity a blessing or a curse for Africa?

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