Orgs #8 - WTO IMF WORLD BANK The WTO(world trade organization is not a trade bloc it is an association that helps facilitate trade 153 member states

Orgs #8 - WTO IMF WORLD BANK The WTO(world trade...

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WTO, IMF, WORLD BANKThe WTO (world trade organization) is not a trade bloc, it is an association that helps facilitate trade. 153 member statesLots of people protest it because some people are very anti-globalization who don’t want the whole world to be the sameIMF and World Bank created just after WW2They are for-profit businesses but aren’t a OPEC or WTO or anything elseThey lend money for very specific reasons and expect interestThe G-7 and G-8 countries created the IMF and World Bank and thus have the most voice on what happens and gain the most profitThe IMF lends money to governments to stabilize economies and currenciesInternational credit cardThe World Bank wants to eliminate world poverty, they will LEND money to eradicate disease orbuild schools or build damsThe IMF in particular has a lot of leverage to get their money back, which includes sending people to restructure their government“Austere Measures”Lots of states and people really hate thisEcuador straight up declined to pay them back because the money was lent under bad conditionsAnother reason people dislike the IMF is because they can lend money to a corrupt governmentor dictator, which is what happened when Mobutu Sese Seko, President of the Congo didIt is also a good thing if you think about it, they bailed out Mexico and Argentina multiple timesThe World Bank has also helped a lot, helped eradicate polio in some parts and river blindness somewhereThe IMF and World Bank are changing like the G-20 did and including the growing economies more and moreOkay friendsI have saved the last super nationalist organization of all to the bitter end here because we don't get our act together as humans,this particular organization is going to be the bitter end of us all and I'm referring to, of course,the nuclear group. Those countries with nuclear weaponsand/or working towards nuclear weapons.It is an unofficial grouping, which is why it's in the oddball category.They don't even get together for meetingsbut Ireally want you to understand the nuclear issue in today's world and who has nuclear weaponsand who's working towards perhaps getting nuclear weaponsand the rules and regulations about nuclear weapons, because you can't understand today'spower structures on the planet or potential threats or future threats or how countries are working together
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or how nuclear energy industries are evencreated without understanding the nuke group and how its regulated and controlled, or perhaps not so well controlled. Alright,first and foremost who's in it? Who's in the nuke club?Well some of these countries definitely got nuclear weapons, some of them kind of dobut maybe don't admit it and some admit something that we're not sure what they got. Now,let's start with the first fog. These are countries that havedeclared and tested nuclear weaponsshown them to the world and have signed this thing called the NPT that I'll get back to in just a minute and these fiveare the United States,
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