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The Spread Of Urbanization In The World

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Urbanization is a concept that has been widespread. People from all across the world believe in the movement of making the world urbanized. Urbanization is a method of modernize countries with businesses, convenience, and city way of living. Urban cities have been successful growing in developed countries like the United States and Japan. The same cannot be said for developing countries like Somalia. The purpose of urbanization is drive the economic development, innovations, jobs, and modernize living conditions. Urban cities can have disadvantages also like over population, elimination of some cultural traditions, and pollution.
Urbanization requires a strong government and military or police system. Somalia was once a beautiful country but it was destroyed by war and weak government regulation. In 1991 Somalia government began to crumble and lost control of their residents. Residents began to create rebel groups and reverted to civil laws and customary traditions. Warlords and rebel gangs were recklessly murdering residents to claim territory. When international help delivered food and medical supplies they were brutally murdered and rob of their supplies. The terrorist kidnap Somalian residents to make them fight on their army. Many of the Somalia residents have fled to neighboring countries or nearby refugee camps to escape the terrorist. Somalia has been stricken by poverty and war for over 20 years now. The residents need a strong government and military to help Somalia to become urbanize. Without strong military or police presents warlord will continue to flourish in Somalia. The UN, Turkey and several other countries have offer money and resources to Somalia government to regain control of their country. The UN has been working closely with the Somalia military and trains them annually for combat and how to handle basic citizens. Somalia lacks financial resources to pay the police and military in Somalia. The Somalia police and military pay are very low and some officers were accepting bribes from criminals.
In urban cities electricity, water and food is easy to access than in rural environments. In rural people must depend on their land and livestock to provide food and a way of life. A major flood in 2006 destroyed the central and southern parts of Somalia. Property and land was damaged causing many Somalian residents be displaced. Severe disease, famine and starvation spread quickly across Somalia. Without access to food, adequate shelter, and medical attention many Somalian residents died. International help was not easily available because the lack of Safety from civil wars and warlords. The residents were dying daily from starvation, dehydration, and disease. In cities water and food can be accessible to all the people in the city. People in the city no longer have to depend on growing and harvesting crop as a source of food and income. A down side to cities is over population. People usually migrate to the city because of job...

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