World Geography Project

May 14, 2013

China's Economical Rise and its Influence Around the World

In the early 1900's, China used to be strictly communist basically to the point of dictatorship. This is stressful on the economy because the people have no rights which in turn never lets the economy grow. Slowly, China began to stray away from strong communism, and let it become more democratic. That is why they now have the People's Republic of china or PRC. This subgroup has been going against the communist government for many years now. This has slowly been giving people more rights which allows them to invest in things such as stocks. This, over the course of many years has made China one of the worlds biggest exporters. China's economy has impacted the world greatly, because most countries get common items such as toy, cars, clothes all from China. Now, China has the worlds second largest economy by GDP size.

Hindu vs. Buddhism

Hinduism, unlike Buddhism, is polytheistic. This means that they have many Gods that they believe in. Some of these Gods include Shiva, Vishnu, Hanuman, and Durga. These Gods all have different purposes. This is a big difference in the two religions. Buddhism on the other hand, does not have any Gods that they worship. It is more of practice than a religion, even though it is widely known as a religion. Some similarities of these two religions are life after death. In both religions, after you die, you are reincarnated depending on your karma. Sometimes you will be punished in the 7 levels of hell while others are born again as a different organism. Some differences are places of worship and the founders of the religion. These two religions are both extremely old and a big part of the world today. Roughly a fourth of the world is Hindu or Buddhist considering India and China make up about half of the worlds population.

Caste System

The Caste system mainly pertains to Hinduism, and is similar to the social class ranking in the early years of England. The caste system is associated with mainly marriage and a traditional occupation such as; barbering or weaving. Since the caste system is connected to the Hindu concept of the four varnas, which orders humanity by innate spiritual purity. The practice of the caste system consists of thousands of Jatis, generally in a local region. Each caste has its own history, customs, and descent from one of the varnas.

In India the main purpose of the caste system is to organize people by divisions of power and labor. This is the biggest topic in India because people think it’s becoming an act of injustice, and its causing people to be treated differently.


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China's One Child Per Family Policy

This policy takes place in China of course, and its main goal is to control the population growth. It only restricts urban families to only one child, and according to a spokesman of the policy he said that 39% of China's population was subjected to the policy. This policy was created by the Chinese government in 1978, and it was created to help with economical and environmental problems. Also ever since the use of the policy officials say it has prevented nearly 400 million births.

Today the policy has created many problems with abortions and female undergrowth. Therefore causing a sex imbalance, but a 2008 survey was taken and 76% of China still supports the policy. The National Population and Family Planning Commission said that the policy will stay in service for a near decade, but ever since 2011 people have began to dislike and disregard the policy causing some families to have two children.

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Kashmir Conflict

The Kashmir Conflict is a territorial dispute between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir region. It has been a bloody dispute over the past couple of decades, which has led to many people dead on both sides. The first Kashmir war was in 1948 and started the conflict that has led to this. By 1974, India began nuclear testing while Pakistan was nuclear ready by 1998. This is a war that has many close calls because one side could just nuke the other causing a nuclear war globally.