Mr. Ward, APWH
18 April 2013
Chapter 33 Study Questions
1. Hunger and poverty tend to be typical of all third world problems. The governments despise the poor. The people of poverty have to depend on religion for self- assurance and tend to be closed-minded since they are segregated within the community and looked down upon. The third world has contaminated resources and many people can become ill.
2. Women in third world nations, especially the mestizo, mulatto, and indigenous populations do not have equal rights as men. Women are close to nothing and no one seems to appreciate them. They are the hard-working cooks, cleaners, caregivers, nurturers and family stabilizers. Without them, the social order would collapse; however, in the third world problems especially with pregnancy and little money, their lives are hard.
3. Post-Colonial Egypt has become a flourishing democracy with the President, Prime Minister, and Cabinet. For decades in India, the Congress Party ruled the democratic country, which had become a republic with its own constitution in 1950. In 1977, the opposition gained the majority of votes. In 1984, after the Congress Party had regained the majority, conflicts with the cultural minority of the Sikhs lead to the assassination of the Indian Prime Minister, Indira Ghandi. There was also a lot of tension between the Muslims and the Hindus.
4. The Iranian Revolution was a throwback to the fundamentalist revolts of the 19th century as it imposed religious beliefs on the public, such as women had to cover themselves completely when in public. Both movements emphasized religious purification, and religion and politics being one. Both wanted to rid the country of western government influence.
5. Decolonization has improved economic growth of colonized countries. It has also given back the land to its people, which has helped them go back to their traditional ways.