8. Perspectives the demonstration effect
The Republic of Korea is present in the Russian far East not only in the direct form of commodity, human, investment. No less significant, and hidden, invisible forms of his presence. One such form, the demonstration effect of the South Korean economy. The basis of the demonstration effect has two components.
The first is the opening up of borders and the accessibility of travel for the Russian far East to South Korea. This effect is a demonstration of economic success. The far East can see that on-site 1.5 times smaller territory of Primorsky Krai is created the gross national product (GNP), commensurate with the total Russian product. This creates a population that numbers in 3.2 times smaller than the Russian. Next to us appeared the unique characteristics of economic space. How South Korea managed to form? Why we are lagging behind, and our neighbors are moving forward so rapidly? Why can we not? What is it about them that we don’t have? Such questions change the Outlook and then the Outlook of the far East, raise questions to the policy of the Federal center.
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1. Gujarat, India
Country’s largest producer of cotton and salt, Gujarat is the birth place of Mahatma Gandhi. In 2005 and 2006 heavy monsoons caused severe flooding, which killed more than 1,000 people, severely damaged infrastructure and agriculture. According to the expectations of scientists, a rapidly changing climate will lead to increasingly unpredictable monsoon rains and floods.
2. The Maldives, Indian ocean
The Maldives consists of 1200 tropical Islands, with white beaches, swaying palm trees and brightly colored coral reefs. The Republic of Maldives stretches across more than 600 miles. According to reports by the UN, by 2100 the sea level will rise 59 centimeters. In this case, the chain of 1,200 Islands and coral atolls 800 miles from the tip of India will be partly flooded, because a large part of the Maldives lies just one and a half metres above sea level (the highest point in the state – 2.4 meters above sea level). Even minor sea level rise could lead to the fact that some of the Islands will die.
3. Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok – tropical capital, where the traditional East meets the modernity of the West. This city constantly tolerate flooding, especially during Continue reading
The family has its black sheep. This applies even to the gaming industry. This «ugly» the Japanese game industry. A country that has the fastest development of technology has managed to divide the gaming industry into three camps. First — fans of Japanese games. Second — are neutral, which no matter what they’re doing and playing what you love. The third camp — these are the people who not understand Japanese game design. I’m more of a renegade third party. No matter how long I watched by Japan, I was not able to accept the culture of Japan. Ranging from manga and anime, to design game levels and generally their games. Although, I like many, grew up on the NES console. And the games then were mostly from there. In the late 90’s to early 2000’s Japan has captured our hearts. But many left behind.
One such game that many put away from him, in my opinion, was Metal Gear. The designer of which was the infamous Hideo kojima. The game was a revolution and perhaps the cob of one of the best series in the genre of stealth-action. Interesting story and a new word from the young designer was given the opportunity to prove to the world what Japanese game design. Continue reading