Will shifting power cause increased tensions? Multi-polar world?

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  • Will shifting power cause increased tensions?

    Multi-polar world?

  • MULTI-POLAR future?USA / EU wane, BRIC power grows.regional spheres of influence

    Broad arc stretching from Turkey eastwards to Indo-China: region of:Unresolved territorial disputes6 nuclear powers (China, Russia, India, Pakistan, Israel, NATO)Numerous recent conflicts Religious conflictRogue and troubled statesAt least 60% of the worlds remaining oil and gas

    How can tensions show themselves?

  • Discussion/ ideasWhere are there tensions today?

  • Who might benefit from this tension?

  • Will shifting power cause increased tensions?-> One global culture to another

    Where might conflicts arise?(what have we already got notes upon?) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIpOUNKSXXE 5 mins/ ITV DVD 6 minsTension 1 China Vs USA5 Key points of this tension causes and effects

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-12482295Revolutions could lead to a greater Islamist Centre of power?

    Tensions 2: Rising Middle East

  • Tensions 3: China Vs Indiahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JS4VZbCWj8

    5 Key points of this tension causes and effects

  • http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article6913250.ecehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjACK71QQ-wChina and India slip into Cold war

  • Superpower ConflictWould a multi-polar global future increase tension and conflict?Sources of tension might be considered in terms of three global agendas:

  • Will shifting power cause increased tensions?-> One global culture to another

    Where might conflicts arise?(what have we already got notes upon?) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIpOUNKSXXE2) Read p128 to 131 edexcel handoutExample = USA capitalism vs European liberalismhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCqA4QhfXHA&feature=channelhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOZmvaFfjtkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2sFT7T0mCs&feature=related

    3) Copy fig4.25 with title4) Use a base map to plot conflict locations in the world today and colour code in order to explain the type of conflict which exists there:Red = Terrorism based on culture clashBlue = Direct intervention in countries by core countries and emerging superpowersOrange = By-proxy indirect intervention where backers sponsor sides in a war for their benefit.

  • Core InterventionTerrorismBy-Proxy conflictRussia ChechnyaNATO AfghanistanUSA/ UK IraqChina UyghursUN East Timor11/09/2001 WTCLondon 05Mombassa 02Bali 02Mumbai 08Madrid 04Ethiopia Vs Somalia/Somaliland (USA vs Islam)Israel Palestine (USA vs Islam)Pakistan Taliban (USA vs Islam)Afghanistan - Taliban (USA vs Iran)

  • Read Pearson p96-103