only way to get to alternative energies is for price of oil to get hella high

Only way to get to alternative energies is for price

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OPEC Cont. -only way to get to alternative energies is for price of oil to get hella high -biggest most important cartel De Beers -diamonds cartel -control 80-90% of worlds diamonds -control mines, production, drills, tech, finished diamonds -monopoly—when a single entity controls a resource/service in its entirety -determine the terms at which everyone else in the world can get it -used to be labeled as a monopoly 100 years ago -do it well OPEC could never be labeled as a monopoly Only monopoly that he can think of -Google- controls like all internet shit -becoming first monopoly on digital information -What does it mean when a single entity has this much control? -they can dictate the terms at which you can get it most capitalist economies are very anti-monopoly and also very anti-cartel Microsoft was sued for being a monopoly because they had too much power VIDEO 4: WHY WE WORK TOGETHER: SEURITY AND DEFENSE Supernationalist organizations based on defense/peace/security After ww1 and much more seriously after ww2, states started thinking about how they could work together because no one was looking forward to ww3 1919- league of nation—failed because US wasn’t ready to play yet But after ww2, even the US decided to support is 1945- United Nations Main goal of UN is to provide a common forum for all states to talk and give everyone equal voice in control peaceful forum to solve issues before becoming bloody conflict Global Government
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Other countries in the world have thought of other ways to keep the peace by threat of annialation Pacts of non-aggression or defense pacts Pact of non-aggression—when two states get together and say they won’t attack a country if that country promises not to attack them -Leading up to ww2 Germany and Russia signed a pact of non-aggression Defense pact—more proactive (like between UK and France).. If you get attacked in a war, we promise to help you as long as you promise to come help us if we get attacked It was these multitude of defense pacts that created ww1 once the austrio-hungarian empire was attacked, every European country called into war by people calling in their defense contracts Idea that a strong defense would keep people from attacking Now there are groups of states in these big defense/offense pacts 1946- NATO created (North atlantic treaty organization) 1955- Warsaw Pact created 2001- SCO created (Shanghai cooperation organization Defense/peace/security are the biggest group on world stage and most military powerful players Most important biggest ones -NATO, Warsaw, SCO, UN (internal operations of the UN permanent security council)
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