Friday, May 23, 2014
Local events effecting the world
Over some of the days, we have talked to the London Metropolitan Police Department about when their events go right and wrong. Their events that went right include both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, which were about a month apart. Events that went wrong, they have had a few protests and riots that went badly, and them there was the Tube and double decker bus bombing in multiple locations in 2005. These were all local events (granted the Olympics and the Jubilee was larger than local they were centered around London) that had an international effect. All of these events most likely put law enforcement agencies and militaries on higher security levels due to the possibility of unrest developing. When protests happen in one location it can expand around the same or other causes (an example includes the Occupy movement). The Olympics now almost seem to go hand in hand now with protests. Actions like when the U.K. banned firearms (right now all that is legal is essentially shotguns for target practice for the general population) changed the world market for both legitimate and black market gun sales worldwide. The world has become so globalized, one action be it cultural, fiscal, or other could send ripple or shockwaves through the world. Also for those who do not believe a small local thing can have a world effect. Prince Charles compared The Russian President Vladimir Putin to the former leader of the Third Reich and the Holocaust in World War II Germany Adolf Hitler. These comments were made in a small one on one conversation the prince had with another person. Now with the internet and other forms of electronic communication, a comment made face to face in a one on one setting, can set off an international firestorm, just look at what is happening now between the United Kingdom and Russia.