Europe vs Middle East vs North Africa

Europe vs Middle East vs North Africa

The influx from the Middle East and North Africa of individuals fleeing war and conflict is a powerful indicator of how the political and social systems of both those areas of the globe are so wrongly administered by the rulers whether they are religious, political, royalty, oligarch or dictators.

This problem also indicates how utterly lame and useless the United Nations is.

This problem also may seem to point a finger at past political decisions were made in error.  Example is the First World War where Germany was treated like a vessel state.  The results from the Second World War which carved up parts of the Middle East, failed to follow ethnic, religious and tribal borders.   The United Nations inserted a Jewish state and denied Palestine its soverignty due to its procedural failures (“the U.N. effectively acted to prevent the establishment of an independent and democratic state of Palestine”).  Europe and the United States overthrew the ruler of Libya turning that county into a tribal war zone.  The Untied States invaded Iraq which also unleashed ethnic, tribal and religious conflict.  It seems that the “civilized” nations are utterly incompetent in successfully solving world problems and when they do get involved, make matters worse.

So, now we have a real mess on our hands with individuals from the Middle East and North Africa trying to migrate to a more safe and sane environment.

    
EuropeMiddle EastNorth Africa
Political SystemRepresentative DemocracyDictatorships. Religion used as a means to stay in power.Dictatorships
Political LeadershipSomewhat Above Average IntelligenceHindered by selfish interests. Some low intelligence politicians.Hindered by self interests. Very low concern and intelligence by politicians.
Economic SystemVery highly developed. Most states have highest GDP in the world.Low development. Rent of national resources (oil) to external clients and some manufacturing.Very low development. Agriculture and rentier (oil).
Country OwnershipOligarchy seemingly minimal. Individual owns country.Oligarchy. No individual ownership of country.Oligarchy. No individual ownership of country.
Religion Progressive ChristianRegressive IslamRegressive Islam
Society CohesionRelatively High CohesionFractured by tribalism, religious sectarianism and theocracy.Fractured by tribalism, oligarchy rule.
EducationVery good EU Education StatisticsDismal. School enrolment rates up but 21 million children in the Middle East & North Africa risk missing out on an education Dismal. School enrolment rates up but 21 million children in the Middle East & North Africa risk missing out on an education
WomenAlmost equal to menMisogynisMisogynis
Children Brain Expected large Expected lowBrain Scans Reveal How Poverty Hurts Children's BrainsExpected lowBrain Scans Reveal How Poverty Hurts Children's Brains
SummaryStable except influx of refugees from Middle East and North Africa.Current wars and other conflicts.Conflict

The expected result for Europe is a shift to conservative politics, increase in local terrorism, increase in unemployment, and increased burden upon social services such as health care and police.

Recommended Reading: Here is an interesting example, an analysis of Libya and how it is destined to fail due to it being a rentier state, tribal society and other factors: The Role Of Tribal Dynamics In The Libyan Future

 

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