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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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similarities superficial
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.

  • Scarcity of land (both are city states) similar urban planning? P.88-89

-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.

  • Strategic geographical location: Sits at the crossroads of West-East route, hence led to rise as trading port.

-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.

similarities
Similarities
  • Social

-Cosmopolitan City-states (foreign talent + immigration) p. 98

-Multi-racial

  • Small population

- Enterprising, Skilled

Political

-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

Economic

-Anticipate change and staying relevant. Venice progressed with the ages.

-Trading hub

-Primary: Salt

-Secondary: Manufacture: glass, candles, scented soap, galleys p 103

-Tertiary: Financial hub (Banking etc. p. 104

differences
Differences
  • At least Venice had salt!
  • Singapore has a meritocracy. Venice operating through a balloting system – the best person MAY NOT get the job.
categories
Categories
  • 1) Pol, Ec, Social (Causes + consequences)
  • 2) Short term vs. long term (causes + consequences)
  • 3) Internal vs. External (causes + consequences)
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