In life, you have individuals who where giving the grace of being born with better economical opportunities, and you also have those who unfortunately where born in the other side of the economical spectrum. Some individuals have managed a way to overcome those economical obstacles and have succeeded in the market, abandoning their old life standards and moving into a higher step in the economical ladder. As well as humans, nations suffer a similar economical situation. Some nations have acquired more wealth than others through out time, and the disparity of wealth between some nations is somewhat shocking. To show this broad disproportion, scientists have divided the world in two parts, the North and the South. “The North- South Divide is the socio-economic division between the wealthy developed countries, known collectively as “the North,” and the poorer developing countries as “the South.”… The North is home to four out of five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and all members of the G8.”(1) As nations become economically developed, they may become part of the “North,” regardless of geographical location, while any other nations, which does not qualify as a developed nation, it is considered to be part of the “South”. The day when the economical situation in the South slightly compares to the wealth of the North is the day when most of our current international conflicts will disappear.
The Global South is where most people live. States in this region are mostly considered as developing countries. About a billion of people in the South live without access to basic nutrition, health care, lacking water, shelter, and basic necessities that they just can’t afford. According to international studies, every five seconds, somewhere in the world, a child dies of malnutrition. The world produces enough food and has sufficient income to feed this people, but the families and countries where these people live lack income, ultimately having their own civilians die from poverty.
The North consists of the United States, Japan, Europe, Canada, and South East Asia. These nations have performed at an efficient level on past years, but throughout history, these nations have had to overcome many obstacles including genocides, world wars, and economical depressions. The Northern nations were able to overcome the obstacles presented in their way and moved on, focusing on the well being of their people and of their nation, subsequently improving their infrastructures, increasing their standards of living, promoting health care and great education to their citizens, and offered higher paying jobs to their people. Now the North nations enjoy a much higher standard of living than the South.
After briefly looking at the disparities between the Global South and the Global North, it is simple to understand why there is so much migration from the south to the north. Most of this people move to the North in search of better economic...