Comparison between Venice and Singapore. Similarities (superficial). Early settlers were immigrants p. 88 -Venice: early settlers were refugees from Roman cities in the main land. -Singapore: early settlers were immigrants from China, India, SEA, seeking a better life.
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-Venice: early settlers were refugees from Roman cities in the main land.
-Singapore: early settlers were immigrants from China, India, SEA, seeking a better life.
-Venice: buildings built close to one another. Each islet had their own market place and church
-Singapore: residential estates have all amenities: Market, places of worship, schools, etc.
-Venice was strategically located at the northern tip of the Adriatic Sea. Is a natural harbour as the lagoon shelters ships from storms. Led to Venice’s rise as a trading port p. 90 + 87.
-Singapore as strategically located along the Straits of Malacca and South China Sea.
-Cosmopolitan City-states (foreign talent + immigration) p. 98
- Enterprising, Skilled
-Strong navy (deterrence)
-Diplomacy: Have to mediate between West and East. P. 91 + 93
-Good leadership. Pragmatic leaders who came up with practical policies. P.93
-Existence of checks and balance to keep the government accountable. P. 96
-A Stake for everyone, opportunities for all: Citizens (Citizen Army)→ Mercenaries
-Anticipate change and staying relevant. Venice progressed with the ages.
-Secondary: Manufacture: glass, candles, scented soap, galleys p 103
-Tertiary: Financial hub (Banking etc. p. 104