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  • 7 Superpowers

  • 7.2 Patterns of power change over time and can be uni, bi - or multi polar

  • Who was the first person to use the term neo coloanilsm
    Kwame Nkrumah (the first Ghanan president of indedant Ghana)
  • What is neo colonialism
    • New form of colonialism 
    • Refers to superpowers having indirect contol over developing countries through economic, political and cultural means 
  • How many chinese comapines are operating in Africa
    10,000
  • 7.3 Emerging powers vary in their influence on people and the physical environment, which can change rapidly over time

  • Example of a country "taking off" in the modernisation theory
    The industrial revolution in the Uk is a good example of a country's "take off" according to the modernisation theory Britain saw saw rapid economic, technological and political change.
  • Judgment of the modernisation theory
    • Doesn't include political and cultural power
    • It strives to mass consumption - is this the best way for a country to develop?
  • Frank's dependency theory?
    Argues that "metropolitan" countries rely on "satellite" countries for cheap commodities, migration of skilled workers and location for investment - they give aid to these countries to gain indirect control
  • Migration of nurses in 2004
    In 2004 700 nurses came to work in the UK brain drain
  • China invests in Africa to gain indirect control
    China finances development projects in 50 African countries
  • Judgement to franks dependancy theory
    Many countries have broken out of the cycle and in fact developed such as Malaysia but this could be because the US helped them develop in order to have strong capitalist country's surrounding China.
  • World's systems theory
    • Wallerstein's theory splits the world up into regions (core, semi-periphery and periphery)
    • The core regions rely on the semi-periphery for cheap manufactured goods and in return make large scale investments
    •  The periphery supply the semi-periphery with the raw materials 
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