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Defusing the Global Powder Keg

  • Mark E. Clark

Abstract

If we look at a map of the world and ask — Where is armed conflict going on? Where are populations growing fastest? Where is there the greatest poverty? — we discover that all maps coincide. Of the 120 armed conflicts taking place in 1987, all but four were in the so-called developing countries of the Third World. 1 Likewise, the highest rates of population growth are located in those same countries, and there also are found the lowest levels of literacy, of per capita income and of nutrition, and the highest levels of infant mortality and epidemic disease.

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Cash Crop World Country Economic Dependency Luxury Good East India Company 
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  • Mark E. Clark
    • 1
  1. 1.San Diego State UniversityUSA

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