News from Bahamas, Germany and France

Tuesday's World Events - December 9, 2014

Questions

1. For each of the 3 countries, give the following information:
a) capital
b) location/the countries that share its borders:
c) the religious breakdown of the population:
d) the type of government:
e) the chief of state (and head of government if different) [If monarch or dictator, since what date has he/she ruled? – include name of heir apparent for monarch]:
f) the population:

[Find the answers at the CIA World FactBook website. For each country, answers can be found under the “Geography” “People” and “Government” headings.  Go to worldatlas.com for a list of continents.]

NOTE: Before answering the questions below, read the info under “Background” and watch the videos under “Resources.”

2. For BAHAMAS:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) Where are most of the illegal immigrants in Bahamas from?
c) By how much has the number increased from 1970?
d) What is the reason for the huge increase in the number of illegal immigrants going to Bahamas?
e) Do you think the Bahamian government is wrong for deporting these immigrants? Explain your answer.

3. For GERMANY:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) How did Germans react to the election results, which gave the former Communists control of the government in the state of Thuringia?
c) Read about the Stasi under “Resources” below. Do you think a party with Communist roots should have any part in Germany’s now democratic government? Explain your answer.

4. For FRANCE:
a) list the who, what, where and when of the news item
b) Define compensation, reparations, deportated/deportation and accord as used in the article on France.
c) How much has the French government already paid in reparations? Why is this latest payment from the French railroad SNCF's role in deportations being made?
d) In what year did the French government acknowledge it had a direct role in the Holocaust?