Undoubtedly, South East Asia is one of the most diverse regions of the world. With so many different cultures and traditions, Geography plays a huge role in the social, spiritual, and physical development of the nation as a whole. Being a very mountainous region Southeast Asia has many separate cultures. Not only are the portions of Southeast Asia separated by mountains but the separation of Islands and separation due to altitude also play a big role in diversity. So these factors all add up together to cause each area to be mostly dominated by one ethnic group. All of this combines to form not very diverse groups of cities, towns, villages, etc. However this makes the nation of Southeast Asia extremely diverse all together.
This is true because all aspects of their culture all of the way down to their etiquette are due to the climate, and physical geography of the land that they live on. One example of this could be the Monkey festival in Thailand, which is very different from Indonesia where death is extremely important. This shows that someone who lives in a tiny island village in maybe the Philippines is going to have very different beliefs and values than someone working and living in the city of Bangkok, Thailand. That is how geography Impacts the diversity of South East Asia.
Without a doubt, to this day there are still many cultural traits in japans business atmosphere. As an American reading this article I found much of the information rather unique. For example I found it odd how polite the employees are in the work place. They do nice things such as always show respect to eachother, give gifts at least twice a year on the first of the year (January 1st) and in the middle of the year. It is also against the rules to blame anybody for doing a poor job because you are dishonoring them. I also found it really cool how they base the importance of the employee on how old they are. This is also prevalent somewhat in America because the employee that has been with the company longer will receive greater benefits. However this is much more drastic in Japan because the elders are looked at as more important or special. Another thing that surprised me in this article was at how they don’t show any emotion in public. I always thought that they were just rude and inconsiderate but they are actually just keeping tradition. So that’s how traditional culture traits are still and always will be a part of business in Japan.
Communism in China is making a huge impact on the environment. This is true mainly because China’s government is Attempting to make economic gains which are causing much more harm to the environment than good. An example of this is with the trash problem which is causing tons of problems in china including environmental problems and health problems. Such as the Cancer villages video clip where a farm got contaminated through the soil by cancer causing metals. The kid then got cancer and died. So basically China’s government is more interested in the growth of their economy than the well being of their citizens. This is entirely the wrong route to take and will end up hurting them in the long run. This is China’s communistic involvement in their environment.
The Arab spring was a series of protests in 2010 across the Arab countries. Some people say that it kicked off when the US troops invaded iraq in 2003 in an attempt to make suddam Hussein step down from his position of authority. There were several factors that led up to the Arab spring, each one contributing to the movements broad resonance. These factors include economic conditions, demographic trends, and some obvious social and political influences. In the great majority of these protests government abuse of power was mainly to blame.
The pro democracy was sparked by a Tunisian street vendor named Muhammed Bouazizi who lit himself on fire on December 17 2010 to protest the governments abuse of power. This led up to a whole bunch of protests against the government in seek of a democratic government. Another event that sparked protests and riots against the government happened in Syria. A young boy was captured and mutilated by the government and was returned to his family with a warning not to speak about it. So all in all, the government was to blame in most of the protests in the Arab spring.
I just got dropped off at the corner of a dirty unpaved road littered with trash and other miscellaneous objects. All around me there is Iraqi soldiers carrying guns and checking everybody walking by. Although the street is dirty and patrolled by soldiers the environment seems somewhat friendly. It is much like cities back in the US in the sense of the hustle and bustle that is going on around me. The many roadside shops and restaurants seem very welcoming with their flashing signs and friendly employees. So looking past all of the chaos and confusion I see a street that is not much different than any other street I would normally visit on my own. This is how I would imagine a street to be like in Baghdad.