Sunday, June 1, 2014

Guyana, Haiti, Holy See

Guyana's economy (mainly agriculture and mining) had been on the rise after decades of Marxist economics; however, flooding in 2005 has caused a second decline.  The political parties are primarily divided by race, causing many disruptions among the people.  The leaders of Guyana have had difficulties maintaining their borders with Venezuela and Suriname, both of whom claim they own some of Guyana's land.  Most of the people claim Christianity (Protestant), but Hindu, Muslim, and non-religious beliefs are growing each year.

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere.  The little economic strength they had was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake; the primary income for most Haitians is money sent from family members who have emigrated.  Political instability has caused difficulty in the distribution of aid for communities.  Political turmoil has existed since Haiti became a nation in the early 1800s (when the slaves revolted against France); it is known as one of the most corrupt countries in the world.  The population is overwhelmingly Christian (Catholic); however, voodoo beliefs have been mixed with almost all religious practices.  Muslim beliefs are growing rapidly each year.

Better known as Vatican City, Holy See is considered a nation in-and-of itself.  The economy runs on the Catholic church through banking, contributions, and tourists.  There is not really any political structure; the Pope controls any necessary decisions.  As many would assume, 100% of the population considers itself Catholic with really no other belief systems.

All maps/photos are from

No comments:

Post a Comment