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The book Moral Ground, particularly the chapter “The Inuit Right to Culture Based on Ice and Snow” by Sheila Watt-Cloutier, gave me a whole new perspective on global warming. This chapter is spoken from an Inuit’s personal experience with the changing climate of the world and how it has lead to change and also a … More Post #4

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It was very interesting reading Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s point of view as an Inuit about climate change in the chapter “The Inuit Right to Culture Based on Ice and Snow.” Of course everyone has seen videos of polar bears on ice as the ice breaks apart in chunks, but I never thought about how the thinning of … More Post #4

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Kenya deals with a multitude of environmental concerns. The country deals with issues like poaching, deforestation, soil erosion, and desertification. Furthermore, they have many water issues. The water is often polluted from industrial waste. The water quality is often poor because there is an increased use of fertilizers and pesticides in the area. As previously … More Post #4

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Nationalism is interpreted in various ways and has many different aspects to it. Overall, nationalism is when one is devoted and loyal to their own country. Others would also describe it as a country’s feeling of superiority over other countries. In Zakaria’s book, The Post-American World, the author describes his view on nationalism and its … More Post #3

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Nationalism is a sense of patriotic feeling or pride in your country. Fareed Zakaria wrote A Post-American World and discussed that nationalism is problematic because countries need to be able to work together. Zakaria thinks that as people’s pride in their country increases they are less likely to want to work with other countries. This … More Post #3

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Nationalism is devotion and loyalty to one’s own country. Kenya has had a sense of nationalism before it was even an independent country. The nationalism grew stronger as they bonded together to revolt against the British. Nationalism is actually a value written in the Kenyan constitution.  Fareed Zakaria in his book A Post-American World states that … More Post #3

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As I described in my previous post, Nigeria is a multicultural country with over 250 ethnic groups. There are varying beliefs on how many languages are spoken in Nigeria. Ethnologue says 520 living languages are spoken in Nigeria, the U.S. English Foundation claims 471, and Nairaland says the real language count is closer to 70 and that … More Post #2

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Ethiopia displays a rather diverse country with many aspects to its culture and people. There are at least 77 different languages spoken in Ethiopia. Amharic is the official national language of Ethiopia and is the native language of about 30% of the people. Ethiopia has various indigenous languages to their culture. According to the Ethnologue, there are … More Post #2

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Kenya is an interesting country because it is multilingual. The two dominant languages are English and Swahili. The people speak English because the country used to be under British rule. The people often use English for business and schooling purposes. Swahili is the most commonly spoken language; basically everyone can speak it. It is also spoken … More Post #2