Apply standard of living factors, colonization history,and your GIS hypothesis.
Created by fontanic000 on Feb 17, 2011
Last updated: 02/23/11 at 02:27 PM
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In the simulation, I lived to be 72 years of age. I died from a stroke.
Standard of Living means the level of material comfort as measured by the goods, services, and luxeries available to an individual, group, or nation. My standard of living in Kenya is low because we dont have many good protective things in our country that help us live easily. Here are three things from my Real Life that show my standard of living in Kenya: 1) Almost everyone in my family had contracted schistosomiasis atleast once 2) I coudnt get many jobs because I didnt have a high enough education and 3) Ive had to cut down my expenses greatly every week. Colonization has influenced the standard of living in this country in the following two ways: 1) There coffee growing and amount of coffee got cut down by the british and 2) The british didnt give them any money to help with health care and in a way they cut down their wealth.
One difficulty I faced in my life was a food shortage. Here is a detail about the food shortage: many of their food harvests have grown short and their is not enough food for the amount of people in kenya. This is common in Kenya. This disaster impacted the country of Kenya because 38,282 people died and 1,900,000 others were affected. It will not be easy for kenya to recover from this natural disaster because they are going to have to gain back all the food they lost and feed many starving people.
GDP means the total value of all final goods and services produced in a country in a year divided by the total population of the country. The per capity GDP in Kenya is $1,600. As an artist in Kenya I am making 1,767 shillings. In U.S. currency I make $29.03 and I live on very few amount of dollars per day.
Literacy rate is the amount of people in a country that have the ability to read and write. The literacy rate in Kenya is about 78%. Something that happened in my "Real Life" that illustrates this education level is when I was 15 I begun trade school and when I was 17 I graduated from it.
One difficulty I faced in my life was contracting schistosomiasis. Here is a detail about schistosomiasis. This is a common disease in Kenya and here is a statistic to support this statement: It's common because it is easy to pick it up from tropical water where it is spread. This disease impacts the country of Kenya because its a disease that can kill many people, but possibly can be cured. It will not be easy for the country Mali to recover from a disease like this because Mali doesn't have good medical care for such a common disease. Something Kenya could do to prevent this disease could be to stay out of harmful tropical water.
My life expectancy in Kenya is 54 compared to 78 in the United States. One reason for this difference could be because in Kenya its easier to pick up diseases and not get treated for them when affected. My mother in Kenya was 24 and my Father was 31 When i was born. My religion is christianity.
Before Europeans, Kenya had a lot of different religious beliefs throughout the country. The Britains were interested in the area of Kenya because of there fertile land, market good, cheap labor, and trades or rich resources.
The reasons Kenya became independent from the British were because of the land ownership ban on growing coffee in 1910 and they were cutting there wages down 10 shillings. Despite becoming independent, one way the British influence is still seen is in the policies and belief systems.
The main groups involved in this were the British, Somalia, and the Soviet Union. For many years Somalia faced territorial disputes with Ethiopia and Djibouti. In 1977 Somali forces invaded eastern Ethiopia. A tension started between Somalia and Presidnet Siad Barre and by 1990 fighting had spread throughout the entire country. In 1991 opposition militia forces forced Siad Barre out of power. This took place from 1949-1991 and was held in Somalia and the fighting was in Ethiopia. It stopped when the U.S. sent in a force to stop the violence. European influence does have something to do with this because the tension is between Siad Barre and the Soviet Union. This conflict is classified as a Corruption. This would result in a negative net migration because in the end starvation becomes a problem and many people die so their is obviously not enough food for everyone to survive. I think posotive net migration could impact the U.S. because they helped Somalia and ended majoy violence.