It might seem that we’re living in pretty turbulent times, but there’s nothing all that surprising about the state of the world – if you take a look at the past few decades, and the policies and the general shift in views that have lead to this point. If we know where we are, and what’s to come, then we can have a pretty good understanding of the issues that we’ll face in the future. Below, we take a look at a few of some of these issues, and how they may influence the political sphere.
All over the world, women and young girls face challenges with equality and freedom. Countries around the world are continuing to bridge the gap and bring equality for all. Unfortunately, some countries are finding this more difficult than others. The result is young girls are in danger because they have not learnt the basic skills others take for granted. Here are 7 of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a small girl.
Welcome to the 21st century! According to the Star Trek universe, we should be meeting aliens soon, 2063 to be precise. Actually, according to most Sci-fi shows, we should be entering a new age of enlightenment, where logic and reason rule the world. So why, nearly years into this century are we still battling with each other for religious rights and equal treatment?
Schools across the UK are facing massive budget cuts which are threatening our children’s education. But after reports of mismanaged budgets, teachers abusing pupils, and simple communication being an issue, it begs the question- is it worth saving our public schools?
If if you have no plans to start a war, it’s always good for the other guys to know that you have the bigger guns and the stronger troops. In this part of Top Armies, we look at the final selection of armed forces. You can also read part one, part two, and part three.
Every country in the world has an army, even the smallest country. In part one we saw the biggest and best forces in the world. Part two looked at the guys in the top twenty. In this section, we look at some more of the finest forces in the world.
The Army is one of a country’s first lines of defence from invaders and it has been that way for centuries. But some of these forces are stronger than others. Across the world, different countries are trying to ensure that their country is the best with high-tech weaponry and soldier training. This is the second part of this series and you can read part one here.
Since the result of the EU referendum was announced on Friday that just over half the UK wanted to leave the EU, the country has been in uproar. The pound fell 13% and the UK went from the 5th largest economy in the world to the 6th overnight. France has threatened to throw British border control out of Calise, leaving the UK open to thousands of migrants entering every year. And on Sunday morning, when I was expecting to get stuck into the ironing and mop the floors, I heard that nearly half the shadow cabinet had walked out on the Labour party. The only silver lining I heard was that Donald Trump will still trade with the UK regardless of our position in Europe. Yep, the silver lining is that if Donald Trump becomes President, the UK will not get shafted in trade agreements with the USA.
Before we get started, I should clear some things up about myself.
I have Aspergers Syndrome, for those who are not in the know, it’s a form of high functioning Autism which, in my case leads to difficulties in communication, social anxiety and a whole litany of other completely brilliant differences between me and the average, or “neurotypical” person.
That last part was sarcasm by the way, another thing that people with Aspergers sometimes have difficulty with.
The last time I went to see my mother-in-law she was stressed. When I walked into the house, she didn’t look up from the mountain of paperwork which lay around her. She flicked between different bits of paper, muttering under her breath, completely consumed with the task at hand. When she did finally look up, it was not to say hello to me or give her grandchildren cuddles, she looked to her husband and said “How far can Matthew walk?”