To question the benefits of a fundamental approach to the study of history, is to essentially pose a question of insight and certainty. It is not merely about a holistic view, but more about if a holistic view is even possible within history. Is it possible to encapsulate the whole of eternity into a defining moment and still remain tangibly accurate? Is the macro and micro interrelated and interchangeable? And most of all, what kind of answers does a big approach provide that are beneficial? Would it, possibly, solve the nature of the human phenomenon? Can the way history is viewed contribute towards a Utopian world?
A young boy gets out of bed in the morning still hungry from the night before. There wasn’t any food in the house because Daddy has been out of work for almost a year and they don’t have money to buy the basic needs. A few days ago he witnessed strangers coming into the house and taking the furniture because Mom and Dad couldn’t pay the balance on a loan. He gets dressed for school by putting on clothes that are two sizes too big for him. Today is PE and he is supposed to have gym shoes but the only shoes he has are oversized “clod hopper” boots Mom picked up somewhere for free. He knows he will be teased by his classmates for his dress and derided by his PE teacher for his boots. He is hoping there is at least some cornmeal to make mush for breakfast because he is really hungry. There isn’t. He needs speech therapy because he stutters so badly sometimes his parents cannot understand him. Teachers get frustrated with his speech and ignore his questions. Where is the money to come from? Mom and Dad can’t buy enough food for him and the other five children much less luxuries such as doctors, dentists and speech therapists. He goes to school hungry, feet hurting, and dreading interaction with his schoolmates and teachers. He only goes to school because he is forced. The highlight of his day is lunch because he is a lunch room worker and his lunch is free.
The United States and Malaysia trade many products since the 1960s. The US exported to Malaysia 93,000 dollars in soybeans, 108,184 dollars in dairy products and eggs, 525,602 dollars in steelmaking materials, 163,461 dollars in plastic materials, 131,230 dollars in organic chemicals, 245, 501 dollars in generators and accessories, and 111,964 dollars in medicinal equipment. Malaysia imports electronics, machinery, petroleum products, plastics, vehicles, iron and steel and iron and steel products, and chemicals. Malaysia was the United States' 21st largest goods export market in 2008. U.S. goods exports to Malaysia in 2008 were $12.9 billion. U.S. goods and services trade with Malaysia totaled $48 billion in 2007. Exports totaled $14 billion. Imports totaled $34 billion. The U.S. goods and services trade deficit with Malaysia was $20 billion in 2007. Malaysia was the United States' 15th largest supplier of goods imports in 2008. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Malaysia was $17.8 billion in 2008. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Malaysia accounted for 2.2% of the overall U.S. goods trade deficit in 2008.
Introduction Diabetes has almost become an epidemic in today's world. Diabetes is a disorder that affects the way your body uses food for energy. Whatever sugar we take is generally broken down into simple sugar called 'glucose' in our body.