Developed vs. Developing Nations

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Developed vs. Developing
Contrasts between developed and
developing nations
• How does the developing world compare with the
developed world in terms of economic, social, and
population characteristics?
• Geographic locations –
• The developing countries are, for the most part,
those countries which used to be colonies of the
developed nations or part of a developed nation.
• Economic conditions – GDP(gross domestic product)
• Developed countries already have a strong economy
with a high GDP while developing nations have low
GDP and a higher unemployment rate.
Contrasts between developed and
developing nations
• Social conditions• Developed nations will have a lower birth rate
than developing nations due to education, health
care, availability of food, etc…
• Population size and rate of growth –
• People often emigrate from developing to
developed and not vice versa. Growth of
population is higher in developing because of
social conditions as mentioned earlier.
Factors affecting environment and
• Economic development –
• Education, availability of raw materials,
excellent infrastructure, and steady
government in the developed nations.
• Rapid population growth –
• Growth from immigration from developing to
developed but also in developing because of
high birth rates.
Impact on the Environment
• What impact are economic development and
rapid population growth having on the
Environmental Challenges
• Pollution –
• Industrial pollution w/out controls vs. with
controls, sewage, air/ground/water.
• Loss of habitat –
• Increase in population will mean more
housing/industry which means loss of nature.
• Global climate change –
• Cutting down trees in rain forest, exhaust fumes,
Social Challenges
• Poverty, poor health, illiteracy, famine,
migration -
Relationship between economic and
political freedom
• What are the links between economic and
political freedom?
• Free market economies produce rising
standards of living and an expanding middle
class, which produces growing demands for
political freedoms and individual rights.
Recent examples include Taiwan and South
• Both developed and developing nations of the
world have problems that are brought about by
inequities in their social, cultural, and economic
• Some individuals choose to deal with these
unequal conditions through the use of terrorist
• Terrorism is the use of violence and threats to
intimidate and coerce for political reasons.
• A major cause of terrorism is religious extremism.
Questions to know
• What are some examples of international
terrorism in our world today that have
impacted developed and developing nations?
Examples of International Terrorism
• Munich Olympics – 1972
• Jewish Olympic athletes taken hostage and
some killed.
• 9/11/01 –
• Twin towers attacked my Al-qaeda terrorists
(Osama bin Laden)
• Car bombings, suicide attacks, airline hijackers
Terrorist Activities
Car bombing
Twin towers attack 9-11
Question to know
• How has terrorism impacted developed and
developing nations in the contemporary
Governmental Responses to Terrorist
Security at ports and airports
Identification badges and photos
Review of privacy rights