Brexit: Causes and Consequences

Brexit

The term Brexit corresponds to Britain Exit – an expression that means British Exit and which gained wide worldwide repercussion with the result of the plebiscite of June 23, 2016, after the victory of the yes by 51.9% of the votes, as a result of the option of population by leaving the United Kingdom, mainly England, from the European Union . Brexit Causes The victory of Brexit occurred mainly in…

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California

California

Forgotten by its European discoverers for centuries, to the point of appearing on numerous maps of the 17th and 18th centuries as an island, California has become one of the most developed regions and with the highest standard of living in the world. The state of California is the third in extension in the United States, 411,049 km2, only surpassed by Texas and Alaska. It is limited to the north…

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Cairo

Cairo

The city of Cairo is the capital of Egypt and is located on the east bank of the Nile River , about 150 km from the Mediterranean Sea. The largest city in Africa has six million and three hundred thousand inhabitants, according to the last census, with the population of its metropolitan area already exceeding eight million. The city of Cairo today began approximately two thousand years ago, when the…

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Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City, as its name suggests, is the capital of Mexico, being located in the southern portion of the Mexico Valley, two thousand and three hundred meters high. Considered the largest city in the world, the Mexican capital has more than twenty-two million inhabitants in its metropolitan area. The metropolis was built on top of the Aztec capital during Spanish colonization, which took advantage of the existing buildings to found…

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The Legal Occupation of the Amazon

The Legal Occupation of the Amazon

Amazonia of yesterday and today Colonization and exploration The occupation and settlement of the Amazon are the result of a long historical process that began with colonization and was marked by countless conflicts between indigenous peoples and explorers. The way of life of the peoples of the Amazon, in the past, was based on forest collection, fishing and subsistence agriculture. The exploitation of natural resources was limited, providing for its…

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The Problems of the Amazon

The Problems of the Amazon

The main current problems in the Amazon are listed below: The large public or private projectsthat developed after the creation of Sudam (Superintendence for the Development of the Amazon), such as, for example, the large Carajás project, the Manaus Free Trade Zone and hydroelectric plants, mainly the Tucuruí project, in addition to the projects agriculture, among others. Land ownership conflicts. Sudam was created in 1966 to attract capital for regional…

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Agriculture in Developed and Underdeveloped Countries

Agriculture in Developed and Underdeveloped Countries

Agriculture in developed countries With the agricultural revolution of the 20th century ( green revolution ), rich countries began to employ less and less labor in rural activities. In this group of countries, agriculture is modern and uses advanced production resources, such as the intensive use of pesticides , fertilizers, mechanization, biotechnological resources and adequate methods of soil management. The result of this is high productivity and large agricultural production.…

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NATO and its Objectives

NATO and its Objectives

Interested in containing an eventual Soviet threat, the USA and its allies entered into a series of political-military alliances aimed at strengthening and unifying the Armed Forces of anti-communist nations, both in Western Europe and in other regions of the world. The first and most famous of which is the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization – NATO, in English defined by Abbreviationfinder), established in 1949 and whose founding members were…

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The Struggles for Land in the Amazon

The Struggles for Land in the Amazon

The Amazon , through regional planning, has always been seen as the frontier of natural resources in Brazil, represented by the following proposals: ⋅ projects encouraged by Sudam, aimed at the exploitation of wood and agriculture; ⋅ Grande Carajas Project, for the extraction and export of minerals; ⋅ hydroelectric plants that exploit the water potential of rivers. The policies responsible for this regional planning have turned the Amazon into a…

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The Three Industrial Revolutions

The Three Industrial Revolutions

1st Industrial Revolution According to loverists, the First Industrial Revolution took place in England, in the 18th century (1780-1830). England was the first country to go through this revolution. Around 1830, the Industrial Revolution was completed in England, and from there it migrated to the European continent. It arrived in Belgium and France, countries close to the British archipelago. Around the middle of the 19th century, it crossed the Atlantic…

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Main Hydrographic Basins in the World

Main Hydrographic Basins in the World

We can highlight in each continent some hydrographic basins of great importance for human use. American continent America has land in all climatic zones, with the exception of the Antarctic glacial zone. For this reason it presents a dense and quite varied hydrographic network. Depending on the use and the degree of importance for transport, we can highlight: – North America – The Mackenzie and São Lourenço rivers, in Canada.…

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American Belts – Agriculture USA

American Belts - Agriculture USA

American agriculture has its great prominence in the high level of mechanization. The region of greatest importance in the sector is the belts , where there are extensive ranges of cultivation of products such as wheat ( wheat-belt ), in the North and in the center; corn ( corn-belt ), in the Northeast and in the center; cotton ( cotton-belt ), in the South; in addition to the dairy belt…

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Economic Blocks

Economic Blocks

The economic blocs are associations of countries that aim to strengthen and privilege trade relations and improve the economy among themselves, in addition to boosting relations with other blocs and countries. The end of the Cold War acted as a stimulus for the regionalization of the economy and the formation of blocs organized based on commercial interests. The dispute for hegemony started to be determined by commercial competition, and the…

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NAFTA – North American Free Trade Agreement

NAFTA

The North American Free Trade Agreement (short for NAFTA by Abbreviationfinder) was signed by the leaders of: Canada, Mexico and the USA on October 7, 1992, but only came into force on January 1, 1994 after a troubled confirmation process by part of the USA, where xenophobia, ethnocentrism and prejudice from certain political sectors offer formidable obstacles. NAFTA has created a free trade zone in which tariffs and certain other…

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British Commonwealth of Nations

British Commonwealth of Nations

Between 1649 and 1660, Oliver Cromwell’s government already used the term Commonwealth in England , in reference to the community of peoples that made up the British kingdom. Denominated in English The Commonwealth of Nations or simply The Commonwealth, the British Commonwealth of Nations is an association of sovereign states formed by the United Kingdom and some of its former colonies, which spontaneously decided to maintain bonds of friendship and…

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Economic Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific – APEC

APEC

The APEC Economic Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, was created in 1989 in Australia as a talk forum between the member countries of ASEAN (United Nations Association of South – East Asia) and six economic partners in the Pacific region, as US and Japan. However, it was only in 1994 that it acquired the characteristics of an economic bloc at the Seattle Conference, when members pledged to transform the Pacific into a…

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Holidays in Jamaica

Holidays in Jamaica

In addition to Jamaica’s chalk-white beaches and turquoise seas, the beautiful greenery is perhaps the best feature of the island nation. Here you will find a fantastic flora and fauna with 3,800 different kinds of plants and a rich bird life with over 200 bird species. There is so much to see and do in Jamaica – the country offers not only beautiful nature but also a rich cultural and…

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Mercosur

Brazil in Mercosur

The Southern Common Market – Mercosur – began to form in 1988, when Brazil and Argentina closed agreements that provided for the reduction of customs tariffs between them. Block history In 1991, with the accession of Paraguay and Uruguay , the Asunción treaty was signed, officializing the existence of Mercosur. In the 1990s, Chile and Bolivia also signed association agreements with Mercosur, becoming privileged trade partners in the common market.…

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Asian Tigers

Asian Tigers

The Asian Tigers correspond to South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong (ex-English territory and current Special Administrative Region of China) which experienced a rapid industrial process, receiving the name NICs (Newly Industrialized Countries – New Industrialized Countries) . The expansion of industrial activity after the Second World War reached Southeast and East Asia, regions that have always had agricultural prominence, with rice production in the gardening system or in…

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USMCA: the Objectives of the New NAFTA

USMCA

After the economic agreement of the North American countries established by the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), which began in 1988, the bloc underwent a restructuring for its renewal in 2018. The agreement now called USMCA ( United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement ) was first established as a bilateral agreement between the United States and Mexico , and only after much negotiation did Canada join . Despite the fact that the…

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