By: Baylee Hux

Religious Persecution(China)

Christians face persecution everyday in China and yet it has still not be reported about. China's "constitution" allows freedom of religion, but only a few faiths are actually allowed and they are not entirely protected. Christians in Lingao were beaten after they protested a construction project on a site that was rightfully theirs. Bob Fu was a writer who wrote a biography called "Gods Double Agent: A True Story of a Chinese Christians Fight for Freedom". He was arrested in 1996 because the government found out about his house church and put him under house arrest. Him and his wife fled to Thailand and then Hong Kong where his wife had her baby. They now live in Mansfield, Texas. Most other people are fleeing to Thailand and other neighboring countries to escape the religious persecution.


Ethnic Persecution(Yugoslavia)

After World War 1 Yugoslavia was created. After World War 2 this area was dominated by the Soviet Union. After the fall of communism, the various ethnic and religious groups such as, the Orthodox Christian Serbs, the Roman Catholic Croats, the Muslim Albanians, and others attempted to separate from Yugoslavia and form their own nations. The independence of their countries(Slovenia, Bosnia, Croatia, and Herzegovina) came with a price of war. Many non-Serbs were killed or forced out of the country. This policy was called ethnic cleaning.


Environmental Factors(South Korea/Japan)

Durning the first 2 decades of economic boom in South Korea and Japan, there was little attention paid to the damaging effects of rapid industrialization on the environment. This was not realized until the 1980s that Korea began paying close attention to environment but the problems had arisen so quickly, that the Korean government has not been able to manage them at all. People have been moving to other neighboring countries to escape the terrible pollution but haven't been successful in find a safe place to stay. China is also blowing up with pollution and so is Japan. The industrialization has been too much on some parts of Asia.


Economic Motives(Imperial Nations)

Imperial governments, and/or private companies under those governments, sought ways to maximize profits. Economic expansion demanded cheap labor, access to or control of markets to sell or buy products, and natural resources such as precious metals and land; governments have met these demands by hook (tribute) or by crook (plunder). After the advent of the Industrial Revolution, dependent colonies often provided to European factories and markets the raw materials they needed to manufacture products. Imperial powers often competed with each over for the best potential resources, markets, and trade.


Political Factors(Syngenta)

A number of economic factors have an impact on Syngenta and its work, for example:

  • the increasing wealth of parts of the population means changes in lifestyle and diet
  • the rising cost of food and feedstocks causes hardship in developing countries
  • oil price increases mean fuel input costs are higher
  • farmers growing crops that are in demand and giving a good financial return brings wealth to rural communities

The demand for more crops means farmers need to use land more effectively. With these factors in mind, Syngenta has developed products to:

  • ensure crops are healthy and free from disease.
  • If farmers did not use crop protection technologies, 40% of food would be lost to pests, resulting in price increases to consumers
  • give maximum return on the farmers' investment

Forced Migration

From being host to a net influx of refugees from neighbouring states in the 1970s and early 1980s, Sudan has become a generator of forced migration on an unprecedented scale, creating the world’s largest crisis of human displacement. Since 1983 two million Sudanese are reckoned to have died as a result of conflict. About a million have fled to neighbouring countries, and some six million - one sixth of the population - have been displaced within the country. The process has, until relatively recently, been accelerating. It took two decades of war in South Sudan to displace four million people, but less than three years to displace two million in Darfur.