o As the biggest supplier of the world they influence technology and politics

O as the biggest supplier of the world they influence

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o As the biggest supplier of the world they influence technology and politics and economies o World’s biggest and most important cartel De Beers – Diamond Cartel o 80 -90 % of the world’s diamonds Mines, production, finished diamonds, drill bits Have been labeled as a monopoly
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Single entity controls all the cards resources/ services in its entirety Sufficient control to determine significantly how the rest of the world can get it o You will pay my price, I control the supply and everything else Diversified and made a cartel getting rid of the monopoly label OPEC has too many players to be a monopoly The only Monopoly Prof can think of? o Google Controls search engine Books written The planet Information Etc Warehousing information Internet traffic o Monopoly of information They can dictate the terms at which you can get it. Who controls the information? USA has anti-monopoly laws o Microsoft got sued for having too much power If you’re anti-monopoly you are probably anti cartel as well Why We Work Together: Security & Defense Based on defense/peace/security o Biggest in the world After WWI and WWII how can we work together to stop conflicts and prevent WWIII? o Attempted with the League of Nations Failed miserably USA refused to join – others too Then WWII o United Nations 1945 Common forum where every state can express opinions and resolve conflicts before they turn bloody. Institutions, comities, laws, justice system It’s a huge, big thing, like a global govt. o More than keeping the peace o Other ways to keep the peace without all the UN Pacts of non-aggression Two states say they will not attack each other during war Germany and Russia had one of those pre-WWII Defense Pacts
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UK and France ex o If you are attacked, we promise to help if you promise to help us if we are attacked This mess is what caused WWI o One attack pulled in all of Europe because everyone called up their defense pacts. o One country vs One might be okay but one vs 10 would be a mess Its not state to state its big groups now o NATO 1946 North o SCO 2001 o Warsaw Pact 1955 - defunct o United Nations 652 Points
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