Russia is one nation that suffers from its geography. It is one of the largest nations of the globe with a wealth history of natural resources. However the enormous size has to some extent been a curse for this nation. Governing the enormous nation has come with critical issues of productive land use. Canada’s geography on the other hand plays quite a positive role in development economics. Compared to Russia, Canada cover a small geographical area. In fact there are provinces in Russia that are almost the size of Canada or even bigger. This small geographical area means that production cost is reduced significantly because production the distance between production zones, raw material sources and the consumer populace are quite close. (Borne, 2010).
Nationalism is a positive force in international relations if the spirit of nationalism explains other nations as important members of a global community and that these members are strategic partners of development economics. Nationalism is however a negative force if propagated such that certain nations are deemed as national enemies. (Borne, 2010). It creates high levels of volatility and hence undermining the coordination require for development economics.
The United Nations is gradually eroding the American Sovereignty. This Union advocates fro harmonization of policies in the quest to inmate an equitable development process. It is an approach that has limited the economic ability of the United States. However, the UN also comes as a blessing in disguise for the United States people. It is an asset that helps American fight its enemies on a global front by acquiring aid in the form of labor resources from other member states to help defend and develop America.
Borne, G, (2010). A Framework for Sustainable Global Development and the Effective Governance of Risk, Business & Economics.