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Road from Europe to U.S.? Russia proposes superhighway

Road from Europe to U.S.? Russia proposes superhighway | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development |
London to New York City by car? It could happen if the head of Russian Railways has his way.

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Jacob McCullough's curator insight, May 26, 5:22 PM

I personally think that a superhighway would be an awesome idea however I can see the means for protests in citizens across the globe

Sreya Ayinala's curator insight, May 26, 10:43 PM

Unit 1 Geography Nature and Perspectives

      The proposed superhighway from Europe to the US through Russia is a fascinating idea and displays how interconnected our world has become through globalization. The article describes how head of Russian Railways proposed a possible transcontinental highway spanning three continents and 20,77 km (12,910 miles). Though many specifics haven't been laid out, the thought of such a highway is certainly intriguing. 

       Globalization has become widespread throughout our world and through time space compression the world has become very interconnected with improved transportation, communications, and technologies. With the global economy expanding such a highway could prove advantageous to many key countries and global superpowers such as the United States, Russia, UK, Canada and many other European countries. A superhighway as such is definitely possible in our world and is a realistic idea that may actually be executed one day.

Chris Costa's curator insight, October 7, 2:47 PM

This seems like a very fruitless project, particularly in the light of increased Russian aggression in Ukraine and the cooling of relations between Russia and the United States. Who gains from this? Russia, MAYBE? The proposed railroad would end in Nome, Alaska, which is not connected to a major highway at all- the only way to reach the city is by sled or by plane. Fairbanks, the largest city in Alaska, has no highway system connecting it to either Canada or the rest of the United States, so the issue of people even reaching this mythical railroad is already too large to make such project feasible. On the Russian end, something like 77% of its population lives to the west of the Ural Mountains, meaning that the majority of the railroad would be spanning thousands of miles of freezing wilderness- wilderness that serves as vital territory for countless species of wildlife that deserve to be unmolested by something as ludicrous as this railroad. The geography had not been thought out before the proposal of this project, as it doesn't take a genius to realize that, not only will this project never happen, it shouldn't happen. There's too many geographic barriers. In addition to that, the last thing the US should do is jump into a joint venture with Russia, considering its recent actions on the international stage. Two thumbs waaaaaaaay down from this writer.

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China, Iran and Russia Redefining New World Order: UT Professor

China, Iran and Russia Redefining New World Order: UT Professor | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development |

"Many countries have protested against these US imperial dictates, but have so far largely abided by US demands in order to avoid its aggressive behavior. However, with threats now being made against the Russian Federation, alarm bells have begun ringing, as powerful countries see themselves as potential future targets. Economic warfare against another major power will force emerging economic powerhouses to seriously think about the future of global financial and communications systems as well as the immediate need to enhance cooperation and to restructure the global political and economic order."


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The Planetary Archives Digital University's curator insight, May 21, 2014 1:24 PM

This means the end of the Holy Roman Empire,

of which the USA was the last incarnation.

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China, Russia, Mongolia and South Korea to Promote Cross-Border Tourism.

China, Russia, Mongolia and South Korea to Promote Cross-Border Tourism. | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development |

China, Russia, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea agreed to boost tourism in Northeast Asia. “Tourism is an industry that concerns a broad range of economic, social activities and, therefore, business interests. It cuts across many policy areas for governments in Northeast Asia and that requires closer ties and committed cooperation,” said Choi Hoon, director of the UNDP Tumen Secretariat.

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Pro-Natalist Policies

"No one has found out how to help Denmark's falling birth rate. Until now. Spies Travels announces a competition where you have to make a baby to win."

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Pro-Natalist Policies

Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 30, 2014 3:12 PM

Not all countries are concerned about overpopulation;  Countries like Japan are in steep decline in terms of their population.    Denmark is a country that is seeking to to encourage higher fertility rates (and this travel company is using this salacious ad to promote the it and themselves, but there is some actual demographic analysis in there). Singapore's National Night was another innovative campaign to boost fertility rates (warning: the video is provocative).  Russia is also trying to boost fertility rates with a similar idea, but another major part of their strategy is to reaffirm traditional sexual norms in society.  

Tag: declining populations.

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, October 27, 2014 10:41 AM

This shows what Pro-Natalism looks like in the 21st century. Youtube videos, and competitions that can go viral and trending. I find it interesting how these policies are trying to gain traction through video campaigns with sexy models and catchy slogans like "Do it for Demark". Population geography can be a key indicator of the characteristics of a country or nation. Denmark knows they need to counter a falling birthrate in order to stay growing this is definatly a modern way of going about that.

Lora Tortolani's curator insight, March 4, 9:58 PM

Sex sells everything, even making babies!

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The Economic Warfare - U.S., Russia, and its Allies

The Economic Warfare - U.S., Russia, and its Allies | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development |

After imposing sanctions on 11 Russian and Ukrainian officials, who according to the U.S. President Barack Obama are responsible for Russia’s military incursion to Crimea, Obama declared that he is ready to impose further sanctions if the situation does not improve in Crimea. At the same time, G...

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