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Little England: What's Left If Scotland Leaves?

Little England: What's Left If Scotland Leaves? | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
What is more likely to happen first: Greece will leave the eurozone, or Scotland will leave the UK?

 

Although there is currently only about 30% of Scotland that would support independence, this is something that will be gaining importance.  The United Kingdom is a complex political entity, with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland connected with England.  The "divorce referendum" will be help on October 2014 to see if Scotland wishes to dissolve this union and many of the political and economic events throughout Europe will be seen through this prism, especially the Euro Zone crisis in southern European countries (e.g.-Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal).  The possibility that this might happen is small, but as the article stated, "not zero." 

 

Tags: devolution, supranationalism, political, states, sovereignty, autonomy, Europe, unit 4 political.


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Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, October 12, 2013 4:27 PM

Good for Scotland... as anyone that has watched Braveheart knows, all they need is Mel Gibson to fight for their independence, and they will surely win!  I know some people that play the bagpies, and I like the Scottish music better than much English music.  I don't know much about the UK, so I have little to guide me in favor or against Scotland declaring independence, but aw heck, why not...  The US declared independence, and it seemed to work out for them until... whenever...? forever? it depends on what you use as criteria to look at it...  But live and let live, let people do what they want, the only advice to that is not to let people harm others.  That way, true peace can be achieved.  Harmony, instead of harm.  So I would advocate for Scotland to wear women's clothing with turtle shells in their crotches and dance to celebrate their independence if that's what they want, as long as there are no epic battle sequences that precede or follow their dancing.  Don't be an elitist, open your eyes, the governments own your brothers and their lives... We must work to change this.

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What Is A Caliphate?

What Is A Caliphate? | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
The militant group Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), has declared that it is restoring the Islamic Caliphate, renaming itself as simply the Islamic State (IS) and naming leader Ab...
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Could an Independent Kurdistan Become a Reality?

Could an Independent Kurdistan Become a Reality? | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
How Iraq's Kurds are taking advantage of the country's chaos
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The amazing diversity of languages around the world, in one map

The amazing diversity of languages around the world, in one map | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it

It's really astonishing.  People on Earth speak thousands of different languages. But given the ubiquity of some languages, like English and Mandarin, it's easy to forget just how many there are around the planet. This map provides some great perspective.

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One drink, 1,000 tastes: How tea has conquered the world

One drink, 1,000 tastes: How tea has conquered the world | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
Few drinks offer the variety of flavors and distinctive cultural practices as tea. Here are the best ways to ingest this ancient beverage
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UNESCO's newest World Heritage sites

UNESCO's newest World Heritage sites | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
The UNESCO World Heritage Committee is naming cultural and natural treasures to the organization's prestigious World Heritage List
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Ghana Is Rationing Electricity to Make Sure People Can Watch Today's World Cup Match Against the U.S.

Ghana Is Rationing Electricity to Make Sure People Can Watch Today's World Cup Match Against the U.S. | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
It's purchasing 50 megawatts of electricity from its neighbor, Ivory Coast.
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The Beginning of a Caliphate: The Spread of ISIS, in Five Maps

The Beginning of a Caliphate: The Spread of ISIS, in Five Maps | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
With Tuesday's seizure of Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria notched a major victory in its campaign to create a new country containing parts of what had part of both Syria and Iraq. On Wednesday, the insurgents continued their march south, taking control of Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein.
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Your Guide to the Potential Geopolitical Grudge Matches of the 2014 World Cup

Your Guide to the Potential Geopolitical Grudge Matches of the 2014 World Cup | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
“Sports is the continuation of war by other means,” Carl von Clausewitz should have said. Yes, events like the 2014 World Cup may be fun to watch in their own right, but for many of this, the most interesting part is watching countries act out international conflicts on the playing...
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Philippine, Vietnamese troops share some beers on disputed isle

Philippine, Vietnamese troops share some beers on disputed isle | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
Vietnamese and Philippine troops got together on a disputed island in the South China Sea on Sunday to play soccer and volleyball, as well as drink beer, in a display that won't go unnoticed in Beijing.
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Will this nation disappear off the map?

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President Obama's cap on carbon emissions sparked much debate this week. But for another country, the climate change debate is more than words and policies – it is a matter, literally, of survival.
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Portraits of people living on a dollar a day

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"More than a billion people around the world subsist on a dollar a day, or less. The reasons differ but the day-to-day hardship of their lives are very similar. A book by Thomas A Nazario, founder of the International Organisation, documents the circumstances of those living in extreme poverty across the globe, accompanied by photographs from Pulitzer prizewinner Renée C Byer. Living On A Dollar a Day is published by Quantuck Lane."


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Joy Kinley's curator insight, June 16, 12:21 PM

Poverty is nothing new but in the last hundred years the gulf between those that have money and those that don't has become almost insurmountable.  The lack of support systems that many in the West take for granted is absent in many developing countries.  

 

Access to education and health care are vital if these situations are to ever improve. 

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Extreme poverty is defined by the World Bank living on under $1.25 per day.  The geography of of extreme poverty highly uneven--two thirds of the extremely poor live in just 5 countries (India, China, Nigeria, Bangladesh and DR Congo)   - Seth Dixon

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The Geography of James Bond: Skyfall Edition

The Geography of James Bond: Skyfall Edition | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
An updated map to reflect the newest film.
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How To Farm a Better Fish

How To Farm a Better Fish | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
Can the blue revolution solve the world's food puzzle?
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Test your geography smarts with Google's 'Smarty Pins' - KTAR.com

Test your geography smarts with Google's 'Smarty Pins' - KTAR.com | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
Test your geography smarts with Google's 'Smarty Pins'
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Whether you're a Geography Bee champ or a Social Studies chump, Google has a map for that. Utilizing its Maps feature, Google has created a game called "Smarty Pins," The Verge reported.
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Islamic State and the Levant: why we should be worried, and why we should not

Islamic State and the Levant: why we should be worried, and why we should not | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
The claim from ISIL regarding the establishment of an Islamic caliphate says much about its aspirations but far less about its capability. This is a marketing campaign for radical jihadists.
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AP Human Geography FRQs Analysis by The Human Imprint

AP Human Geography FRQs Analysis by The Human Imprint | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
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This is an awesome breakdown of FRQ scores, topics and other historical data.

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Tea lover's guide to traveling in China

Tea lover's guide to traveling in China | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
Three top stops to sample China's most well-known teas, each different in climate, geography and taste.
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Google Doodle World Cup 2014 #15

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The Google Doodles of the World Cup 2014 are cool.  I couldn't help but notice today's...an image of the favelas.

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Don't Turn Turkey's Iconic Hagia Sophia Back Into A Mosque

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ISIS: The first terror group to build an Islamic state?

ISIS: The first terror group to build an Islamic state? | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
The ISIS: Its origins, aim, strategy and more.
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What Is Your Race? For Millions Of Americans, A Shifting Answer

What Is Your Race? For Millions Of Americans, A Shifting Answer | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
There's been a lot of talk about the millions of Latinos who changed their racial identification during the last census. But researchers said Latinos were not the only ones switching and it's not new.
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Urged to Multiply, Iranian Couples Are Dubious - NYTimes.com

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Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation

Doughnut Day Downer: Palm Oil In Pastries Drives Deforestation | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
An environmental group is blasting Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme for buying palm oil from suppliers who destroy rain forest and peatlands. The group says sustainable palm oil should be used instead.
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Does the Boko Haram Insurgency Stem from Environmental Degradation and Climate Change?

Does the Boko Haram Insurgency Stem from Environmental Degradation and Climate Change? | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
Several attempts to explain the extreme violence of Boko Haram in northeastern Nigeria focus on resource scarcity, overpopulation, environmental degradation, and especially climate change.
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The city of tomorrow may already be here

The city of tomorrow may already be here | AP Human Geography Herm | Scoop.it
Innovation aimed at tackling 21st century problems is emerging in cities around the globe. Join CNN as we explore technology that will change our lives.
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