Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Research Essay Topic

When thinking of the ties between the United States and the rest of the world I rarely think of India. I knew very little about the country so the very little research I've done has been an interesting task. I know India has a lot to offer especially with such a booming economy, but it made me wonder what benefit the United States gains from acquiring a tie with the country. I dont really know why or how the Indian community became involved with the United Stetes but it might be greatly influenced by the huge amount of job opportunities in the United States and the "promise of a gretater life."
After reading the Wikipedia entry for India I quickly learned of its colorful culture and traditions. I learned of the country's demographics, for example, India has an estimated population of 1,186,665,000. But most importantly, I learned of it's financial growth and its nuclear testing called Operation Smiling Buddha. India ha been involved in neuclear testing since 1974 and since then has become a neuclear power hence becoming a threat to the United States. Its promising economy is rapidly booming and the United States might be interested in joining that market and through that providing greater variety to the United States. Now I have two HUGE reasons to why the United States to become involved with India. But besides that, much of the information provided by Wikipedia was useless to my research paper. Information such as sports played in India, its flowers, animals, food, anthem, emblem, fruits, states and terretories are irrelevant. The one section that was most relevant to my task was about a paragraph long and mentioned a tie between the United States and India but failed to provide a working link.  


  1. Hi Yvette - This is an interesting and great topic- India is the second most populous country in the world, but lots of us don't know a lot about it. It sounds like there are number of economic issues you might explore, as well as an interesting story of immigration patterns.

    The nuclear testing issue is an interesting one. Do you think it's true that another country becoming a nuclear power is automatically a threat to the U.S.? Why do you think so?

  2. I believe that once a country has the nuclear ability it becomes a threat to the United States because many countries have certain issues with the U.S. and don't share the same views. Also the availability of nuclear weapons in a country may increase their power and decrease the power of the U.S. If the U.S. didn't see them as a threat they wouldn't attempt to make these counties sign treaties that denies them the right to continue nuclear research.

  3. Interesting - if you research this, you will find that there are different opinions about what the U.S.'s policy about nuclear weapons should be. The idea that the U.S. should have nuclear weapons but no other countries should reflects a certain view of what the U.S.'s role in the world should be and what rights it has.