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A reading analysis of The Pursuit of Power: Technology, Armed Forces and Society Since AD 1000 by William McNeill.
What a mixed up world, Bad language is not nice but neither is it a crime, A wake up call to put our own house in order.
Cheap, simple, but very effective.
Apart from small-scale activities catering to a local area, the manufacturing industry was a comparatively late starter. There were two main reasons. One was that the population was sparse and scattered prior to the growth of the mining cities and formed no concentrated market to attract the manufacturing entrepreneur. The second was that the rewards from mining were so great that they attracted most of the available capital and enterprise. The difficulty of importing goods during the two world wars stimulated efforts to produce locally, and a policy of encouraging local industry has come to be accepted by the government irrespective of the party in power.
While the population growth rate was expected to drop by the year 2005, by 2025 the size of the black population, whose birthrate is highest, was expected to double and the overall population to increase to 80 million, thus straining South Africa’s natural and socioeconomic resources.
South Africa’s economy was slow to develop before the last quarter of the 19th century. Until then, wool was the main export, and most of the people of all races earned their living by hunting or farming, which yielded them little more than a bare subsistence. There were no navigable rivers, and the country was too vast and too poor to build railroads, so that the limited interregional traffic was carried by ox wagon. Domestic saving was meager, and investment opportunities that might attract foreign capital were nonexistent.
South Africa, Republic of, the largest and most powerful of several states situated in the southernmost part of Africa. South Africa came into existence in 1910 through the union of the two British colonies of Cape of Good Hope and Natal and the two former Afrikaner (Boer) republics of Orange Free State and the South African Republic (Transvaal). The state was named the Union of South Africa until 1961, when it became the Republic of South Africa and withdrew from the Commonwealth of Nations.
Placing a ban on source of direct and indirect livelihood for about 10% of inhabitants of a city with only one months notice and no immediate alternate will means harship for the city.
China’s new beach wear that covers the face from UV exposure.
His emotions would sink, dragged down to his feet, he had too much too drink….