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September 6, 2016World Regions Notes126.96.36.199Heads of State: The Americas-Know your heads of state: The Americas-They affect the lives of not only their own states but the whole worldoObama:Sitting in white houseHeading the USThis one person can start a war, end a war, could give a billion dollars to Kenya or take away a billion dollars from Brazil, raise taxesThese affect business and politics all over the worldoRussiaoChinaoBraziloIndiaoEverything leaders do affects things all over the rest of planet earthoYou should know who they are, their political positions, who they’re allies with, who they hateoThe whole world is a stage and the leaders are charactersoIf you know the leaders, you can estimate what they will do politically-In democratic societies, there are electionsoEvery 2-4 years you lose 20% of the sitting leadersoThings rotate so quickly-Heads of stateoUS President Barack Obama2008-Jan 2017starting here to put things in perspectivehis time is almost upCenter leftMost popular politician on Planet Earth; not necessarily the best or has achieved the mostmost popular politician because he is the most well recognized; everyone on the planet knows who he iswhy is he so popular? He holds the most powerful position
September 6, 2016When he leaves office he will be just another dudeWhoever we elect will then be the most popular politician on Planet EarthWhy is he the most powerful person on planet earth? We have the biggest economy and biggest military and most powerEvery country waits with bated breath to see who the US elects as presidentThe world gets frustrated as they watch the Americans ignore their own electionIt flabbergasts the rest of the world that only about 50 or 60 percent of Americans voteIn the US there are 2 partiesDemocratsoJust center leftRepublicansoJust center rightthey are basically right beside each other in the world political scalein the US we have a Representative Democracy
September 6, 2016owe are somewhere in the middle of the chartthe political parties in the US accuse each other of being crazy radicals, however, we are all about the same spotDemocrats call Trump a fascistRepublicans call Clinton a socialistHow would we rank our candidates?oLooking at talking points and policiesoTrump is definitely on the right but a little further right than Bush; not extreme but a little further right, even more than ReaganHis policies indicate that he is leaning to the rightoClinton: She’s very in the centerNot as left as ObamaShe’s has a lot of corporate supportBernie Sanders is further left than Obama but Hillary is more to the right oHow many people in America even know the presidents of the US’s