GEOPACKET SUBSTITUTE essay
By Nathaniel lee 22 3/2/2012
In the United States, there are good places to live and bad places to live. There are rich cities and poor cities, strong cities and weak cities. Cities that need financial aid or ones that are economically comfortable. This same concept applies to other countries and even continents, such as Canada and/or Asia. In a continent, there are countries that are the best or worst places to live in. In countries, they are cities instead of countries. And as you can see, there are many possible combinations for this widespread topic, therefore, I chose Africa.
I think South Africa is the best place to live in Africa, but it has some depressing facts (as all countries do). A quarter of the South African population is unemployed, which is quite high for a country. Part of the reason this exists is because South Africa has a mixed economy with a high rate of poverty and low GDP (Gross Domestic Product) for each individual person. South Africa is ranked in the top 10 countries in the world for unfairness in income. Also, illegal immigrants are involved in informal trading, which hurts it even more.
However, the facts above are just the bad side of this country. South Africa is one of or the leading producers of diamonds in the world. The impact of this is enormous. Hundreds of companies rely on South Africa for diamonds, which means South Africa is quite popular with the rich jeweling companies. Another possible cause of this is that South Africa is a popular tourist destination, and a large amount of profit comes from tourism. Many immigrants that successfully immigrate to South Africa live in poor conditions, and the immigration policy has become gradually stricter. Major international trading partners of South Africa include Germany, the United States, China, Japan, the United Kingdom, Spain, and several other African countries. Gold is also one of the ‘more natural’ resources of South Africa. The...
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