The geographical factors of an area have a direct impact on cultural activities carried out by different communities.
Take an instance of various states that possess vast community diversities and variety in climatic regions and physical features and phenomena.
The population distribution of different communities is solely dependent on the cultural practices with which these communities are identified.
For example, other communities have popular with fishing activities due to their popularity with proximity and tendency to settle along the lake regions.
Therefore, the social standing is directly influenced by geography strategy hence shaping the popular culture of different communities. [1: . Bassin, Mark. “The Origins of Eurasia.” European Regions and Boundaries: A Conceptual History 3 (2017): 210.]
Geography Strategy in a Legal Sense
The legibility of laws and policies is dependent on geographical factors and settings in that, policies set for one geographical range may be inapplicable for a different one due to the variation like the two places.
For instance, in some countries, harvesting of rainwater for domestic use from the roofs of houses was prohibited in the cities due to the high levels of contamination of this water and the existence of ancient homes whose roofs were built with a harmful material called asbestos that contaminated water with lead molecules.
[2: . Browning, Christopher S. “Geo-strategies, geopolitics and ontological security in the Eastern neighborhood: The European Union and the ‘new Cold War’.” Political Geography 62 (2018): 106-115 ]
However, the countryside was exempted from this rule due to the vast contrast in the geographical area hence varying climatic conditions.
The activities that can be carried out in a geographic area are dictated by the adaptations of that area to withstand the impacts of those human activities.
In the U.S, testing of atomic bombs is done in isolated places with little or no productivity as legal laws dictate. That is just but another example.
[3: . Pepe, Jacopo Maria. “Eurasian Transport Integration Beyond Energy: Geo-economic Transformation and Geo-strategic Response.” In Beyond Energy, pp. 247-430. Springer VS, Wiesbaden, 2018.]
Geography Strategy in a Political Sense
Leadership and political influence of countries and states are dependent on the geography of the area under leadership.
Most mainland countries are under the rule of presidents or prime ministers and a centralized government due to the reasonable size of land being governed.
However, there are small countries and offshore islands that exist as independent states with no particular presidents.
For such geographical settings, the communities living within those small areas develop their form of leadership based on their culture and traditions, for example, through traditional leadership by kings or council of elders.
Geography Strategy in an Economic Sense
The geographical factors determine government expenditure on different areas of a country.
For example, the expenses incurred in a desert region may go to the provision of relief supplies for settlers of that area while those incurred in a mountain region may go to construction of navigable roads for movement up and down the mountain.
Therefore, the economic decisions made are almost entirely dependent on geographical factors.
In another instance, geographic areas with dense population may attract more expenses compared to sparsely populated ones hence a major determining factor in the allocation of economic resources.
Regarding the development of infrastructure, different geographical factors require different economic input because different climatic conditions accompanying a variety of geographical areas need an array of materials and methods used in construction hence the variation.
Economic activities carried out in various places are determined by the geographic factors like the climatic conditions of the place.
Some areas may be considered suitable for agricultural activities for income generation while others may merely be appropriate for tourism due to the attractive tourist sites.
[4: . Bassin, Mark. “The Origins of Eurasia.” European Regions and Boundaries: A Conceptual History 3 (2017): 210. ]
Interrelations between the Four Senses
The four senses discussed above are in one way or the other related and dependent on each other to fulfill the adaptations to geographical factors.
Cultural sense is connected to economic sense since communities generate income from the cultural activities they love to do as determined by the geographical elements surrounding them.
The legal reason is connected to the political sense by deciding what kind of leadership is suitable in a geographic area.
It is also related to the cultural sense by determining the furthest extent to which communities occupying specific geographic areas can go in their interactions with the features of that area like forests.
[5: ..Jepe, Jacopo Maria. “Eurasian Transport Integration Beyond Energy: Geo-economic Transformation and Geo-strategic Response.” In Beyond Energy, pp. 247-430. Springer VS, Wiesbaden, 2018.]
Bassin, Mark. “The Origins of Eurasia.” European Regions and Boundaries: A Conceptual History 3 (2017): 210.
Browning, Christopher S. “Geo-strategies, geopolitics and ontological security in the Eastern neighborhood: The European Union and the ‘new Cold War’.” Political Geography 62 (2018): 106-115.
Brzezinski, Zbigniew. The grand chessboard: American primacy and its Geo-strategic imperatives. Basic books, 2016.
Pepe, Jacopo Maria. “Eurasian Transport Integration Beyond Energy:
Geo-economic Transformation and Geo-strategic Response.” In Beyond Energy, pp. 247-430. Springer VS, Wiesbaden, 2018.
Think of a regime that is totalitarian. How does the leader keep control? What can the people do?
This is a discussion post. Please make sure is at least 2 paragraph
Last week we discussed socialism and liberalism.
Just to recap, liberalism has two strands, the modern conservatism (called classical liberalism) and modern liberalism.
A conservative would support a laissez-faire approach to government, meaning little or no involvement in government programs, such as welfare.
Socialism, on another hand, would be championed by modern liberals as socialism seeks participation in welfare programs to lift people up.
Socialists have state ownership of things and an extensive welfare system.
rMost current debates between the Democratic and Republican Parties center around government’s participation in the welfare of its people. Republicans claim that a welfare state, small state ownership, and high welfare benefits, enable people to be lazy.
Democrats believe the welfare state is needed to bring about equality and equity. Where do you fall in this debate?
Since we discussing different forms of governing, it is important to talk about the extreme forms of governing. One extreme form of the ruling is totalitarianism.
One person rules the government and tries to stop any leftist revolution to bring about change. In a totalitarian society, the state owns the mass media depicting how its wise leaders are making sure the system is functioning well and optimally.
However, behind this thin veil is terror and violence because that is how the leader keeps his or her control. It is important to understand the image portrayed to outsiders, and its people is one of perfect control and order.
Most totalitarian rulers subscribe to an “all-encompassing ideology” where economics and history are merged to create a narrative of an ideal state bounded through black and white thinking (right and wrong).
Living in a society with a totalitarian ruler seems stupid to American ideals of freedom and individuality. Therefore, a logical conclusion might be why don’t the people, who outnumber one leader, rise and dispose of the head.
One answer is fear. The other answer is the leader has a monopoly on weapons eliminating any armed resistance. Think of a regime that is totalitarian. How does the leader keep control? What can the people do?
Write a 5-6 page paper on one of the following topics;
What argument in John Stuart Mill’s the Subjection of Women resonates most strongly with you. Why? What weaknesses do you see in Mill’s argument? Is it possible to rebut Mill’s argument for complete equality between men and women?