Our world is divided in many ways such as; economically, socially and environmentally.
This affects our world as metaphorically and physically as it is one world, but as conveyed as it being split. I think that our world is split in many ways, such as rich and poor, industry, standard of living and religions. Our world is split into the north and south divide because most of the richer countries are in the northern hemisphere and bring in more money than the southern hemisphere.Living in the southern hemisphere I personally think is better because children have a guaranteed education, there’s more wealth and jobs, better industry and development, because after a natural disaster they can re-build better and quickly because they have the money for facilities. MEDC’s (more economically developed countries) take advantage of LEDC’s (less economically developed countries) as they offer ridiculously low process for products such as coffee beans, cocoa beans and cotton/ wool.The standard of living affects splits the world as the richer countries have good sanitation, housing and easy access to food and poorer countries don’t. This affects the world because we have money for health care whereas LEDC’s don’t so they have more children to bring in money, which affects the population of the world and creates problems as there won’t be enough jobs soon and will make people even poorer.This could mean that people wouldn’t have enough money for food, so they would starve and die.
Families in LEDC’s have more children for many reasons other than bringing money, such as incase one child dies of disease they still have other children, but overall most reasons link to the money aspect. The industry splits the world because MEDC’s have better, higher paid jobs whereas LEDC’s don’t have a minimum wage like richer countries, and are paid a lot less than we are.Big industrial countries get their products made in an LEDC’s so they spend less money on production and earn more money.
MEDC’s take advantage of the poor countries because when they grow foods such as coffee beans, they are pressured into being given a very low price, and they have to accept it because it’d better than nothing, and they know that’s better than nothing. This gives MEDC’s power and more money.There are organisations such as fair trade to give small producers a better and higher price for their produce. Globalisation affects the world because it only has benefits to MEDC’s as they brand clothing and base their factories in countries such as India, Indonesia and China to create their products in. they do this because they have low labour charges so they don’t have to pay the workers much, whereas in countries like England or America, people wont work for a bad wage and will find better paid jobs else where.An example of Globalisation is, a pair of trainers that cost i??50, the worker will only get i??1.
50 to make it. Around 200 years ago little factories and shops created clothing started shutting down because bigger companies we’re taking them out of business by shipping clothes from abroad cheaply. Eastern Europe have been hit by globalisation quite badly over the past years and people no longer have enough money to live off, and have at least 3 jobs to bring money in for the family.Another world divide is skin colour; racism is all around the world and is a major split in the world because coloured people resent white people because they used to use them as slaves.
On the other hand white people resent coloured people because they think that coloured people aren’t equal to them. To conclude I think that the world is divided in many ways, but the main divide personally I think is money, and between MEDC’s and LEDC’s because most things explained in this essay about the dividing of the world, all ends up being money related.