THE ASIA - PACIFIC REGION

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RESOURCE:




Text book, pages 140-154
CIA World Factbook

CLASS TEACHING GROUP DISCUSSION RECORDINGS:


As a class, come up with agreed answers for the following questions:

1. WHAT IS POWER?

2. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT COMPONENTS OF POWER AND HOW DO THEY AFFECT THE OVERALL POWER OF A STATE?

3. HOW CAN WE ASSESS THE POWER OF AN ACTOR (STATE OR INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION)?

4. IN WHAT WAYS CAN STATES AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS EXERCISE POWER?

RANKINGS:


MILITARY POWER
GDP (US$ BILLION)
POPULATION
(2005)
AREA
United States of America
United States of America ($13.84 trillion)
China (1, 330, )


China ($6.99 trillion)



Japan ($4.29 trillion)



Russia ($2.08 trillion)



South Korea ($1.2 trillion)



Indonesia ($837.8 billion)



Australia ($760.8 billion)



Taiwan ($695.4 billion)



Thailand ($519.4 billion)



Malaysia ($357.4 billion)



Phillipines ($299.6 billion)



Singapore ($228.1 billion)



Vietnam ($221.4 billion)



New Zealand ($111.7 billion)


Source for ranking of military power: http://www.globalfirepower.com/
RANKING OF MOST TO LEAST POWERFUL COUNTRIES IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION:


















NATIONAL INTEREST:


What is it?

Why should we study it?

NATIONS, NATION STATES, & STATES


RESOURCES:
Textbook page 154
Wikipedia definitions: Nation State, State, Nation

What is the difference between each of these terms?

Classify the following actors under the definitions of nation, nation-state and state:

Samoa
Palestine
United Kingdom
European Union
Taiwan
Vietnam
Vatican
Mauritius

NATION
NATION STATE
STATE
palestine
samoa
vatican
taiwan
united kingdom

european union
vietnam


mauritius