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  • Consumption Rose 2 4 Quadrillion Btu
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    Total world carbon dioxide emissions from the consumption of petroleum, natural gas, and coal, and the flaring of natural gas increased from 5.873 billion metric tons of carbon equivalent in 1990 to 6.144 billion metric tons in 1999, or by 4.6%. (Carbon dioxide emissions are measured in metric tons of carbon equivalent. Tons of carbon equivalent can be converted to tons of carbon dioxide gas by multiplying by 3.667. One ton of carbon equivalent equals 3.667 tons of carbon dioxide gas.) The Unite...
  • China's Military Leaders
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    China's armed forces The People's Republic of China (PRC) is seen by many as an economic powerhouse with the world's largest standing military that has the potential to translate economic power into the military sphere. As one of the elements of power, a nation's military potential is based not only on its capability to defeat an adversary, but also its ability to coerce and exercise influence. China's standing armed force of some 2.8 million active soldiers in uniform is the largest military fo...
  • Russia And China's Political Policies
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    Gradualism is naturally the most feasible approach to any situation. Since the fall of the iron curtain, these two Communist power houses have chose to move towards democracy. China has chosen to take the natural, more gradual approach to democracy where as Russia has chosen the fast-paced, more dangerous approach. These two nations have chosen to change their economies from a collectivized command one to a market oriented one in order to increase the ezdard of living in their countries. As we h...
  • Revolution In Russia
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    The two totalitarian states that can be most obviously compared in terms of similarities and differences are China and Russia. During the course of this essay I will attempt to compare and contrast the individual contributory factors that led to the setting up of these Communist states. Perhaps the most important similarity between the two revolutions is the ideology, Marxism, on which they claimed to be based. Karl Marx was a German revolutionary who came up with a theory, Marxism, which was la...
  • China And Russia
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    The Sino-Soviet split was an increase in tensions between the China and USSR relations, particularly strong during the late 1950's. Salisbury writes, "The Sino-Soviet split [was] the deepest, most serious confrontation yet to arise in the Communist world... ". , caused primarily by the differences in ideologies of how the two countries viewed communism. They were formed independently of each other, had different attitudes towards imperialist countries, were under different technological circumst...

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