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Attachment C: World Population Forum


You are a member of the World Population Forum, which is dealing with the rapid population growth of the world. You and the other members of the forum will discuss the problems that the world will face later in your life because of uncontrolled population growth.


1. Your think tank will discuss the possible effects of an ever-growing population. You should consider how uncontrolled population growth will affect your country in regard to the following six problem areas:

  • Increasing competition for food supply, including both the agricultural and fishing industries

  • Increasing competition for land use, including ways the land will be changed

  • Environmental issues, including pollution, deforestation, and adverse effects on animal life

  • Depletion of natural resources

  • Increasing civil unrest

  • Increasing migration and refugees

2. Your think tank will explore ways to curb rapid population growth and formulate some recommendations.

3. Your think tank will share ideas with the rest of the forum participants and recommend what can be done about each problem area.

Attachment D: Economic Interdependence

Name: Date:
Using the Web sites listed, answer the questions for each of the following trade organizations or agreements:

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), http://www.sice.oas.org/trade/nafta/naftatce.asp

1. What is NAFTA?

2. What is its purpose?

3. What are some positive and negative effects of NAFTA?

World Trade Organization (WTO), http://www.wto.org

1. What is the WTO?

2. What is its purpose?

3. What are some examples of how this organization has helped nations?

International Monetary Fund (IMF), http://www.imf.org

1. What is the IMF?

2. What is its purpose?

3. What are some examples of how this organization has helped nations?

European Union (EU), http://www.eurunion.org/infores/euguide/euguide.htm

1. What is the EU?

2. What is its purpose?

3. How is this organization designed to help the economies of the member nations?

Association of South East Asian Nations; Organization of American States; or

Organization of African Unity

Select one of these organizations to research, using an Internet search engine such as Google or Yahoo.

1. What is this union?

2. What is its purpose?

3. How is this organization designed to help the economies of the member nations?

Attachment E: Examples of International Terrorism

Munich Olympics Massacre

Location Munich, West Germany

Date September 5–6, 1972

Deaths 17

Perpetrator(s) Black September

The Munich massacre occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, when members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage and eventually murdered by Black September, a militant group with ties to Yasser Arafat’s Fatah organization in Palestine. By the end of the ordeal, the terrorist group had killed eleven Israeli athletes and coaches and one German police officer. Five of the eight members of Black September were killed by police officers during an abortive rescue attempt. The three surviving terrorists were captured but were later released by West Germany following the hijacking by Black September of a Lufthansa airliner, a release that led to speculation that West Germany helped stage the hijacking. Israel responded to the massacre with a series of air strikes and assassinations of those suspected of planning the massacre.

September 11, 2001 Attacks

Location New York City; Arlington, VA; Shanksville, PA

Date Tuesday, September 11, 2001

Attack type Aircraft hijacking, Mass murder, Suicide attack

Deaths 2,750 (excluding the 19 hijackers)

Injured More than 6,000

Perpetrator(s) al-Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden

The 9/11 attacks were a set of coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States. That morning, 19 Islamist terrorists affiliated with al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial passenger planes. The hijackers purposely crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in NYC, killing everyone on board and many others who were in the buildings. Both buildings collapsed within two hours, damaging and destroying other nearby buildings. The hijackers crashed a third plane into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, after some of its passengers and flight crew attempted to retake control of the plane. There were no survivors from any of the flights. Excluding the 19 hijackers, 2,750 people died in the attacks. The overwhelming majority of casualties were civilians, including nationals of more than 90 different countries.

Some American stock exchanges stayed closed for the rest of the week and posted enormous losses upon reopening, especially in the airline and insurance industries. The destruction of billions of dollars worth of office space caused the economy of Lower Manhattan to grind to a halt.

The damage to the Pentagon was repaired within a year, and the Pentagon Memorial was built on the site. The rebuilding process has started on the World Trade Center site. In 2006, a new office tower was completed on the site of 7 World Trade Center. The Freedom Tower is currently under construction at the site, and at 1,776 ft. (541 m) upon completion in 2013, it will become one of the tallest buildings in North America. Three more towers are expected to be built on the site.

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