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  What Saudi Arabia Thinks About Globalization

  Established in 1932 by King Abd-al-Aziz, Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammad and Islam. Wahhabism, a strict interpretation of Sunni Islam, was adopted in the 1700’s and has been practiced there ever since. Descendents of King …

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  What Bahrain Thinks About Globalization

  Bahrain was one of the first countries in the Gulf to develop its oil industry in the 1930’s and it will also be the first country in the GCC to run out of oil. Similar to other countries in …

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  What Nordic Countries Think About Globalization

  Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland) are amongst the richest countries in the world. These countries share a similar philosophical approach to governance and distribution of wealth. In all aspects of governance, consensus-building is very important for …

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  What Greece Thinks About Globalization

Greece, a European country in the Mediterranean, known for its ancient culture, beautiful landscapes, and delicious food, provides a rather complex case study on globalization. Its turbulent modern history includes: a civil war between communist and anticommunist forces in the …

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  What Egypt Thinks About Globalization

Egypt, as one of the cradles of civilization, and long-time leader of the Arab world, provides a strong narrative highlighting the challenges and successes of globalization. On the one hand, the country has transformed itself economically, from a centrally administered …

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  What Others Thinks: New U.S. Missile Defense Plans

On September 17th, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that he will be offering a new missile defense system in Eastern Europe, discontinuing the system set up by President George W. Bush. The old system consisted of 10 ground-based interceptors …

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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 South Korea Thinks About Globalization

Nobody in the world had imagined that the Republic of Korea, in other words South Korea, which is located in East Asia between China and Japan, would grow so quickly. After the country was destroyed by the Korean War (1950-1953), …

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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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  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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