Global Issuses

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Perspectivea particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.
Cultureis a way of life of a group of people--the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, generally without thinking about them, and that are passed along by communication and imitation from one generation to the next.
Cultural Relativismis the principle that an individual human's beliefs and activities should be understood by others in terms of that individual's own culture.
Ethnocentrismis the belief of superiority is one's personal ethnic group, but it can also develop from racial or religious differences.
Quality Of Life (QOL)the standard of health, comfort, and happiness experienced by an individual or group. "the things that are needed for a good quality of life"
Standard Of Living (SOL)the degree of wealth and material comfort available to a person or community.
GDP Per Capitais a measure of average income per person in a country. GDP stands for Gross domestic product.
Infant Mortality Rateis the number of deaths under one year of age occurring among the live births in a given geographical area during a given year, per 1,000 live births occurring among the population of the given geographical area during the same year.
Literacy Rateof literacy and Census Bureau percentages for the total population, males, and females.
Life Expectancythe average period that a person may expect to live.
Urbanizationis the process where an increasing percentage of a population lives in cities and suburbs
Population Densityis a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density
Interdependencethe quality or condition of being interdependent, or mutually reliant on each other:
Globalization is the tendency of businesses, technologies, or philosophies to spread throughout the world, or the process of making this happen.
Import is the receiving country
Tariffa tax or duty to be paid on a particular class of imports or exports.
Human Rightsa right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person.
Exportis the sending country.
Cold Wara state of political hostility between countries characterized by threats, propaganda, and other measures short of open warfare, in particular. the state of political hostility that existed between the Soviet bloc countries and the US-led Western powers from 1945 to 1990.
UDHR (UNDHR)The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at the Palais de Chaillot, Paris.
Containment PolicyA United States foreign policy doctrine adopted by the Harry S. Truman administration in 1947, operating on the principle that communist governments will eventually fall apart as long as they are prevented from expanding their influence.
Suffrageis the right to vote in public elections.
NGOA non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business.