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  1. Material World photographer Peter Menzel with Buddhist monks in Bhutan

  2. Bhutan • Small, mountainous country • Traditional agricultural lifestyle • Social, medical, and environmental difficulties

  3. Cuba • Island country in the Caribbean • Major sugar producer in the 19th century; African slaves • Fidel Castro

  4. This photograph shows the family in 2001, along with the new possessions they’d acquired since the original photograph was taken.

  5. Mali • Vast mineral resources and cultural wealth • A very poor country • At one time, a very wealthy kingdom • Former French colony

  6. This photograph shows the family in 2001, along with the new possessions they’d acquired since the original photograph was taken.

  7. Kuwait • Small country along the Persian Gulf • Vast petroleum resources • Economy flourished in the 20th century • Severely damaged by 1990 Iraq invasion

  8. South Africa • Mineral wealth • Apartheid • Soweto

  9. Mongolia • Sparsely populated • Formerly communist, now democratic • One-third of people are nomadic or semi-nomadic; one-third live in the capital city

  10. This photograph shows the family in 2001, along with the new possessions they’d acquired since the original photograph was taken.

  11. Japan • Major changes in the past century • Most people live in urban areas on the coasts • Similarities and differences between Japanese and American families

  12. This photograph shows the family in 2001, along with the new possessions they’d acquired since the original photograph was taken.

  13. Iceland • A highly developed country • Natural energy resources

  14. This photograph shows the family in 2004.

  15. Thailand • Never colonized • Relatively stable government and growing economy • Buddhist culture

  16. Samoa • Formerly called Western Samoa • Traditional culture with some modernization • Christianity

  17. Mexico • World’s largest Spanish-speaking country • Rapid industrialization • Emerging middle class • Increasing urbanization

  18. United States • Third largest country; largest national economy • Three-quarters Christian • Modern societal strains