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HIS 300 World and Regional Geography Week 2 Movement, Globalization and Clothing Assignment By: Colleen Megill Purpose Chapters 1 and 3 of your text discuss the concepts of free trade and globalization. Free trade refers to the unrestricted international exchange of goods, services and capital (e.g. money, land and labor), and while free trade is a contentious and complex issue, consumers in the United States have seen both positive and negative impacts from free trade policies. Free trade is also a driving component of globalization. The theme of Movement is concerned with how people, ideas (think cultural components), and goods interact and move from one place to another. This assignment explores the movement of products resulting from trade in the context of some every-day items we find in our closets. This assignment also helps us answer some important questions: from where did the clothes we wear come? Under what conditions were these products manufactured? What are the trade relationships between the trading countries? Directions To illustrate the complexities that arise from having a global economy and the flow of goods from one country to another (i.e. trade), complete the two exercises below (Parts 1 and 2) . Part 1: Chart Articles of Clothing Find at least 20 articles of clothing in your home. Fill in the chart below with the country and number of items you find from each country. (10 points) Country Number of Items Country Number of Items Example: Guatemala 2 Mexico 5 Mexico 2 USA 4 China 6 Turkey 2 Vietnam 3 India 1 Philippines 1 UK 1 Part 2: Questions/Essay Instructions After filling in the chart, go to the GDP link in this assignment’s folder. Using the information contained in the chart above, resources from the web and from your readings in Chapters 1 – 3 of the textbook, answers the 4 short-answer questions and 1 essay prompt below. Your answers should adequately address each question.
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HIS 300 World and Regional Geography Use this document for your answers and be concise yet thorough Provide citations and references for all sources that you use to answer the questions.
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