Paper 2-Mexico and China

Paper 2-Mexico and China - The Peoples Republic of China as...

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The People’s Republic of China as Compared to Mexico Parker R . Watson November 7 , 2007 History 140 007 Asiya Alam In writing this paper , I have abided by the Honor Code at UNC-Chapel Hill. Signature: _________________________________________
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Watson 2 Parker Watson Miles Fletcher HIST 140 007 November 7 , 2007 The People’s Republic of China as Compared to Mexico In Judith Adler Hellman’s Mexican Lives , uses interviews with Mexican people to portray the government , economy, and society of the country. Similarly , Seng Ye’s China Candid: The People on the People’s Republic [of China] depicts China’s country and its government , economy, and society. At first glance , the People’s Republic of China and Mexico seem to have little in common . One nation , with a population of over one billion people , has a government that is openly communist and is widely recognized as an up and coming superpower; the other has a population that is smaller and is , in theory , more democratic, in theory. Some might claim , however, that the two nations are more similar than dissimilar . Examining the work of Hellman and the work of Ye allows one to find evidence to support , equally, both of these stances. Each government has similarities that make them each resemble the other . Simultaneously , they have differences that stem from different histories , pasts, values, and cultures that allow a distinction to be made between the societies . These differences can be seen in the specific types of government that are in effect in the two countries . However , more specific governmental decisions seem to mirror each other closer than originally thought
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Watson 3 during a light viewing of the material . Also , the economies seem to resemble each other slightly , as do the reaction of the people to the government. The most obvious difference between the two countries is the claimed systems of
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HIST 140 taught by Professor Reid during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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