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  What Malaysia Thinks About Globalization

Located in South East Asia, Malaysia, a former British colony is a constitutional monarchy, headed by a King and also governed by bicameral Parliament consisting of a non-elected upper house and an elected lower house. This multicultural country of more …

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  What Eastern Europe Thinks about Globalization

The United Nations Statistics Division classifies these countries as being part of Eastern Europe: Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine. The Baltic countries: Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, are also usually considered to be part of …

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  Wildlife Cancer: A Global Conservation Threat

The Common Threat Tasmanian devils, Beluga whales and Green sea turtles all share a new and common threat to their conservation. These animals and many more are dying from cancer at astonishing rates, and human pollutants are the major contributors …

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  What Kazakhstan Thinks About Globalization?

  Kazakhstan (2007) Population 15.5 million GDP (US$) $103.8 billion GDP Growth 8.5% GNI Per Capita (US$) $5.06 Poverty 15% * % of population below the national poverty line Kazakhstan at a glance, World Bank 2007 After independence from the …

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  What Canada Thinks about Globalization

Canada, with a population of only 33 million, is known for its vast natural resources, socialized health care, and for fiercely protecting its local culture. Recently Canada’s banking system has become the envy of the world. The 2008 World Economic …

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  Economic Crisis and the Developing World

As the economic stimulus is passed by the U.S. Congress, media coverage focuses on how the U.S. is responding to the economic crisis. Much emphasis is placed on the U.S. response because it will have a world-wide impact. Yet the …

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  What India Think About Globalization

For many India seems to provide a case study of the paradoxes of globalization. Its IT sector offers a worldwide hub to Western countries who want to outsource their work to India’s educated workers, who are much cheaper than their American …

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  Politics of Birth Control

In the final days of his administration, President Bush tried to pass a law that makes it more difficult for women to obtain birth control, by allowing health care workers to conscientiously object to filling and prescribing birth control prescriptions. …

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  Globalization and the Insurance Industry

Due to tremendous losses connected to the current global financial crisis, insurance giants, such as AIG and Fortis, are being rescued by their governments and are being nationalized in the process. These insurance companies face losses because they too had …

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  Globalization and Alternative Medicines

From ayurveda to acupuncture, alternative (or complementary) treatments are increasingly becoming globalized. Many of these treatments originated thousands of years ago in the developing world, where they are still commonly used. Sometimes these treatments are the only affordable health care …

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