Global Issues (Madagascar)

Research on your assigned country should consist of five to seven pages (in a WORD document), not including the title, abstract (executive summary) and reference pages.  The entire paper should be in APA format.  The websites below will assist with understanding the APA citation format.

http://www.easybib.com/guides/students/writing-guide/iv-write/a-formatting/apa-paper-formatting/

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

A minimum of five sources should be used/referenced, with one of the five, a hardback book.  Your paper should include an introduction, discussion and conclusion. Consult the writing guide posted on D2L to assist with the written portion of this assignment.

Your analysis should include:

1.  Overviewof the state

a.  Official name

b.  Population of incorporated area (demographics), religion, ethnic groups, languages

c.  Location and geography

d.  Educational institutions (primary, secondary and postsecondary)

e. Major cities

f.  Brief history

g.  Structure of government and its leaders

h.  Domestic Issues and Foreign Affairs (Policies)

i. Resources, 2015 GDP, economy, major exports, major imports, major industries

j. IGO memberships

k. NGO/nonstate actors impacting the state

l. Military strength

m. Advantages/Disadvantages (Strengths and Weaknesses)

n. Human Rights issues

o. Health and environmental issues

2. What is the global issue most impacting the country? Explain and provide what could be solutions.

3. The most important facts about the country.

4. What is the country’s position in the international system?

5. Your subjective opinion of the country.

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