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Unformatted text preview: Week 7: Global Inequality Key Concepts/Ideas: Global Inequality refers to the systematic differences in wealth and power that exist between and within countries. The few occupy a more advantageous position than the many when measured in terms of wealth, housing, healthcare, caloric intake, access to water, clean environment, life expectancy, and social and political power. Inequality is a social relationship: wealthy countries, such as in North America, Europe, Japan, benefit from the existence of inequality in the Third World or Global South. Global Inequality today occurs in the context of the history of the transatlantic slave trade and colonialism, a history of the already existing connections between the North and South. Colonialism is a form of imperialism in which one country takes over another and sets themselves up as the rulers, such as Spain, Portugal, Holland, France and England did starting in the 15 th century. Territorial colonization involves the attempt to take over and rule for its own benefit another country or peoples...
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