Resource Distribution refers to the distribution of resources, including land, water, minerals fuel and others between comparable areas.
Unequal Resource Distribution The most common use of this concept is the historically unequal distribution of resources between nation states throughout human history. Such unequal distribution of many resources, commonly changing depending on technological progress, but nearly always related to land for agriculture neccesary for population growth, has been a 'curse' on civilization up until recently. The inequalities of distribution have been the main cause, excluding those based on ideological principles, of almost all conflict throughout history.
International Trade International trade, and specifically the globalization of the later 20th Century (see OECD) has had an understated effect on international relations in terms of previous conflicts based on resources. International trade and Free Trade has begun to effectivly eliminate the ill effects of unequal distribution on nation states. Many countries now export their labour market in return for things such as agriculture and animal products, as is the case with the majority of Japan. The process and effects of international trade on unequal resource distribution has seen the increase in living standards for much of the worlds population, as societies are now sustainable using imported resources, which historically would have had to obtain such resources by means of conflict. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organization of those developed countries that accept the principles of representative democracy and a free market economy. ... Free trade is an economic concept referring to the selling of products between countries without tariffs or other trade barriers. ...
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