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Mike Wesch

World Simulation Ideas - 95 views

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  • Chelcie
     
    I think that adding slave trade would be an excellent idea. I think that we can still see evidence today from how slave trading negativley affected Africa and positivley affected many European countries. Slave trading was one of the first "big businesses" our world has ever experienced and not including it directly in the World Simulation isn't realistic. I know colonizers have the oppotunity to "take-over" countries and force them to work, but historically the slave trading business worked a little differently. I personally feel that when playing the World Simulation colonizers should just start randomly taking a person here and there and force them to go to some other area. Also I think that when these countries steal particular individuals a certian number of the "slaves" should die before they even get to their new land area. .This will represent the horrible conditions that slaves experienced when traveling across the sea. Maybe the "dead" indviduals could wear something (like a black shirt or hat) that would symbolically show to the entire world that they had died due to horrible treatment.

    Then eventually with time, I think that certain colonizers should receive a peice of paper in their envelope that says that they decided to abolish slavery/slave trading. It would be interesting to see how this would affect the dynamics of the country. (economically, socially, and politically)

    naytanda wrote:
    > i think we should impliment the idea of having a slave trade as well to make the world simulation more realistic. We could even go as far as some one migrating to other colonies so they can get a job, though it may not pay much that person will have a means to survive. Maybe the youngest person in the group can be the one who migrates, this will prevent the entire colony from being killed or dying off, we will have at least one survivor.
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    > mwesch wrote:
    > > Hi class,
    > > Post your world simulation ideas here. Read Wallerstein, Lappe & Collins, and the first 2 pages of Wolf. Using the ideas you gather there, re-write the rules and post them here.
  • Chelcie
     
    One idea that I came up with had to deal with the establishment of taxes for citizens of a country. Taxes have been and still remain a huge factor within all major countries. My idea is that ever individual within a "colonizer" country will be given a particular number of "food" items during the beginning of each round. (This could be done at random.) Then during the end of each round every citizen has to have at least two peices of food . One peice of food is used for them to "eat" and the other peice of food goes to the government or person in control. If the individual has more than one peice of food they get to keep 50% of the food and the other 50% goes to the government. This taxed food would then add to the country's structural and hard power. (For example, ever 25 peices of collected taxes equals 100 points of power for the country or something to that extent.) Thus the country would have more influence/power over its own citizens and the rest of the world. This would also create social classes, which historically has been a major issue. I think this would also make particular individuals want to leave their country and find better places to live. I think adding taxes would make the World Simulation more realistic and socially diverse. Taxes honestly wouldn't make our "world" better, but I think taxation is an important issue that needs to be address in some way.

    mwesch wrote:
    > Hi class,
    > Post your world simulation ideas here. Read Wallerstein, Lappe & Collins, and the first 2 pages of Wolf. Using the ideas you gather there, re-write the rules and post them here.
Chelcie

My Way News - Pelosi: Climate Change Is a Reality - 0 views

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    This article discusses Nancy Pelsoi reaction to a meeting she attended in Greeland that dealt with Global Warming.
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Green Celebrity Biographies - The Renewable Planet Greenographies - 0 views

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    This is a website that has a list of celebrities that claim to be Greenies. I thought it was very interesting...
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Saving Energy - 0 views

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    This article focuses on how we can conserve energy in simple ways around the house.
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Ethical Corporation: Blog - Can big companies rise to the sustainability challenge of t... - 0 views

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    This article is about how grocery stores can really be "green". Some stores "have not properly adopted organic principles and subverted the movement as it has gone mainstream."
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Osprey Media. - Northumberland Today - Ontario, CA - 0 views

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    This article is about how individuals are trying to protect the Eastern Hog-Nosed Snake.
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    This is another test to try to see where you fit in when dealing with Nature Conservation. You get to pick your personality and move from there.
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Pollution Persian Gulf - Persian Journal Opinion Latest Iran news & Iranian newspaper o... - 0 views

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    This article is about how the Persian Gulf is being polluted due to heavy transportation of oil rigs. "Due to the war and high rate of water evaporation, extended drilling and oil extraction, pollution of the water has increased alarmingly."
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China says water pollution so severe that cities could lack safe supplies - 0 views

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    This article is about water pollution in China and how shortages of good water could significantly affect their society. An interesting fact is that "China supports 21% of the worlds population with just 7% of its water supplies.
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Toward a Paperless Society: Microsoft researcher Bill Hill explains how electronic book... - 0 views

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    This article is about the future possibility of having a paperless society due to technology. This could be one major factor to eliminating the destruction of rainforest.
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Go Green Initiative - The Problem - 0 views

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    This website answers the question "Why Go Green" that many people might have. It has a few basic statistics that prove why it is so essential. If we don't change our lifestyles we might be destroying the ultimate home for future generations.
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GreenerChoices.org | Electronics Reuse & Recycling Center - 0 views

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    This websites pupose is to inform users that you can actually recycle many electronic devices like cell phones, computers, and TV. You should actually recycle them because a lot of these devices contain toxic materials like lead, cadmium, and mercury which could lead to even larger environmental hazards.
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Save Our Planet Earth - 0 views

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    This site has many interesting facts about how we are destroying our Earth. I think some of this information would be very useful during the "shock and awe" introduction.
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Alternative Energy Solutions - 0 views

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    This is the history of windmill energy. This company focuses on helping individuals set up private energy solutions like solar, wind, and hydro.
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New Legislative Provision Would Make It a Crime to Produce Clean Wind Energy - 0 views

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    According to the wind energy works for America a new law was proposed that would make generating new wind energy a crime and eventually phase out currently opperating wind energy plants.  
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Solar Energy Technologies Program: Polycrystalline Thin Film - 0 views

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    This page describes the new thin-film solar power. It is more efficient and most likly cheaper in future years.
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Solar Energy Film - Google Search - 0 views

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    This discusses why solar energy film will be very useful in the comming years. This film is more efficent. Also new testing are being done to put solar film on roofs.
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WWF - WWF's Global Forest Programme - we offer solutions - 0 views

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    This page offers valuable information on why and how to preserve forest. There are also useful pictures and statistics that add additional evidence.
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Additional Programs - 0 views

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    This webpage has valuable information about plastic which is one of the most commonly used items today. Using plastic can not only hurt our environment but new medical research also suggest that plastic if used inappropriatley can be harmful to humans.
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