Why are liberals here glad that American jobs are moving overseas?
Diamond Offshore announced Friday that its Ocean Endeavor drilling rig will leave the Gulf of Mexico and move to Egyptian waters immediately — making it the first to abandon the United States in the wake of the BP oil spill and a ban on deep-water drilling. And the Ocean Endeavor’s exodus probably won’t be the last, according to oil industry officials and Gulf Coast leaders who warn that other companies eager to find work for the now-idled rigs are considering moving them outside the U.S. Devon Energy Corp. had been leasing the Endeavor to drill in the same region of the Gulf as BP’s leaking Macondo well, which has been gushing crude since a lethal blowout April 20. But Diamond announced Friday it will lease the rig through June 30, 2011, to Cairo-based Burullus Gas Co., which plans to send the Endeavor to Egyptian waters immediately. Devon is one of three companies that has cited the deep-water drilling ban in trying to ease out of contracts to lease Diamond rigs. Diamond, a drilling company, said it expects to make about $100 million from the deal, including a $31 million early termination fee it recovered from Devon. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/7101738.html
Describe Diamonds explanation for why Europe rose to be a global leader instead of China or the Fertile Crescent.?
Isn't in the title? They were the first to lead the way with guns and steel and decimate others with their germs.
Why did Europe dominate the world?
Europe consisted of constantly competing nations, and this competition spurred development. Europe achieved world hegemony in the years after 1500 A.D., primarily due to technological advancements, scientific research, political development of nations with stable succession and continuity, and a culture dominated by Christianity. These advantages were translated into military power, projected all over the world.Europe’s climate and agricultural production were definitely helpful, as temperate climates have usually been conducive to civilization compared to tropical and arctic climates. Guns, Germs and Steel is a great book to read concerning why civilization first arose in the Eurasian landmass as opposed to other continents. European culture favored looking outward for resources and ideas, whereas Chinese and Islamic civilizations regarded others as barbarians or infidels not worthy of study or emulation.Europe colonized or dominated almost the entire world and its people were leaders in science and technology. European languages, literature and culture spread all over the globe. Decisions in Europe largely determined global events for centuries. The other continents did not approach European power until after WW1 or WW2.