Case in point 1.2 suppose you work in the it department of global hotels, a multinational hotel chain. global hotels runs several specialized business support systems, including a guest reservations system that was developed in-house to meet the requirements of a large company with worldwide operations. guests can make one-stop online reservations by visiting global's website, which has links to all major travel industry sites. global hotels just acquired momma's, a regional chain of 20 motels in western canada. momma's uses a vertical reservations package suitable for small- to medium-sized businesses and a generic accounting and finance package. should momma's use global hotels' information systems or continue with its own? in your answer, consider issues such as business profiles, business processes, system interactivity, edi, ecommerce, and the characteristics of both information systems. what additional information would be to you in making a recommendation?
20. D. They saw the Philippines as the gateway to new business opportunities with other Asian nations. Americans who advocated annexation showed a variety of motivations, the strongest of them being a desire for commercial opportunities in Asia.
21. A. Labor unions were seen as a threat to the entire capitalist system. Factories became unwilling to sign labor agreements in order to avoid any strikes from the workers.
22. A. It confirmed that Japan had become a world power. The three major defeats in the war convinced Russia that Japan's imperial desires for East Asia was futile and Japan emerged from the conflict as the first modern non-Western world power.
24. C. It advocated violent social change and complete control by the working class. "forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions."
26. A. the unification of the German states and the creation of an empire. Bismarck unified the German states into a powerful German Empire under Prussian leadership starting in the 1860s.
28. A. a feudal society to an industrial, capitalist nation.In 1868 Japan was a militarily weak country, primarily agricultural, and had little technological development. It was controlled by hundreds of semi-independent feudal lords.
31. A. the rapid growth of global imperialism and colonialism. By the end of the 18th century, Britain became the world's largest colonial power and the Industrial Revolution spread to the European mainland and across the Atlantic to the United States.
33. C. Suez Canal. British prime minister Disraeli acted without parliamentary authorization and bought the canal to greatly increase the British stake in Egyptian stability.
39. C. Nationalism.
6- The correct answer is A. The argument that could have been used to support the U.S. acquisition of Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines is that the United States needed naval bases in the Caribbean and the Pacific and new territory for businesses.
After the war with Spain, the United States took possession of these territories to strengthen its commercial relations in areas where it did not have until now a strong position: the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean.
In addition, these islands granted the possibility of creating naval bases to militarily control these areas.
7- The correct answer is D. Before 1854, Japan generally stayed out of foreign affairs.
Its policy of isolation was called ¨sakoku¨, which established that no one, foreign or Japanese, could enter the country, or leave it, under pain of death. It was in force since 1639, when all European foreigners were expelled from Japan, particularly the Catholic merchants and missionaries from Spain and Portugal who had arrived to the Japanese islands in great numbers during the second half of the sixteenth century.
The sakoku system lasted in practice until 1853, the year in which Commodore Matthew Perry achieved the signature by Japan of the Treaty of Kanagawa.
8- The correct answer is A. The Boxer Rebellion's main goal was to rid the country of foreigners.
The Boxer Rebellion was a movement that started in November 1899 and ended on September 7, 1901, that emerged in China against the foreign influence in trade, politics, religion and technology of the last years of the nineteenth century. In August 1900, about 230 foreigners and thousands of Chinese Christians had died at the hands of the rebels.
9- The correct answer is D. Imperialism was developed to acquire new markets and sources of raw materials.
In those times, imperialism had an expansionist tinge, where the territorial possession guaranteed a strong presence in the markets, besides ensuring the possession of the raw materials of that territory.
China and Japan share various cultural ideas with each other. With their geographical proximity, they have continued to influence one another. However, despite their similarities, there are also ways which these two nations differ, and that is their view of the white man from the west.
Both China and Japan confronted challenges from Western imperial powers and ended up signing unequal treaties with the West. However, one stark difference in their reaction to these unequal treaties. The Japanese government, currently under the Meiji regime chose to develop themselves through Westernization in Japan. The Qing government, on the other hand, decided to keep the traditional Chinese values and institutions in China. China’s efforts at reforms were focused on dealing with the traditional methods to the growing western influence in the country. Chinese cultural pride was profoundly ingrained in their mindset that it turned into an impediment. It blinded numerous Chinese, stopping them from identifying the requirement for fundamental change and to assimilate new information from the west. Unlike China, Japanese efforts then was to understand and recreate foreign technology to meet their military and industrial requirements. These endeavors proved to be successful. The Meiji then saw that military technology and industrialization could not be removed from institutional structures that created these developments in the West. They displayed minor hesitation in altering or ending traditional institutions for those that could give Japan the modernity it needed to prosper as nation.
In conclusion, the Meiji Restoration was the Japanese’ success in assimilating western idea to their traditional way of things. Proving that opening themselves for criticisms and help from western power could be used to empower themselves.
The correct answer for 1 is B. make conducting business
These are zones where there is fewer regulations and fewer
government intervention in a region and is designed specifically to make the
region grow more. For example, having a value added tax free zone would
certainly help businesses since they wouldn’t have to pay the tax to the
country and would prosper more easily
The correct answer for 2 is C. 1 billion.
According to the expectations of the time, China was expected to have
approximately 1 billion people and this number was too high for them to have
a sustainable country. They devised the one child plan in order to reduce the
number of citizens and planned to skip a generation before removing the laws.
The correct answer for 3 is B. the internet
China has a set of laws that are devised to control and
censor internet access domestically and make it harder for people to access
foreign websites. They believe that internet used in their country should be used
according to the laws of the country and have developed what is dubbed as “the
great firewall of China”.
The correct answer for 4 is B. multinational corporations
Multinational corporations started rising in China and
started trading with the entire world. Besides local companies, numerous
foreign companies opened up their offices in China, as well as factories and
other manufacturing plants which significantly spurred Chinese economy since it
was cheaper to move labor there.
The correct answer for 5 is A. restorative
Deng’s reforms were supposed to restore china and make it
great yet again as it was in earlier times. It was all about doing wonders for
the education system and helping students so that they might in turn help China
become better since there was a lot of issues with things like corruption or
lack of skilled workers or similar.
The correct answer for 6 is B. Their families require extra
help on the family farm.
Although the one child policy was there, numerous people in the rural areas did
not accept this law and had children that were never registered or were hidden
from the public. This is because the children were needed to help on the farm
and they just couldn’t allow for their farms to fall apart because of that law.
The correct answer for 7 is A. increasing average age
Since there was now a lack of children and the people who
were born before the act just kept getting older and older, there was an
increase in the average age of the Chinese people. Although many ignored the
one-child policy, most people actually abided by it.
The correct answer for 8 is B. Economic
They made a system in which they didn’t privatize companies
that were owned by the state but rather they decided to allow people to open up
their own businesses which was significant because many people started opening
their companies and working successfully and helping the country through taxes
The correct answer for 9 is C. Mao seized land from
Mao did the classic thing that
communists did which was take the land from rich landowners and redistribute it
according to people’s and states’ needs. Deng supported some forms of private
property when it came to land and was against Mao because he believed that Mao
was too severe on the people.
The correct answer for 10 is B. eased trade regulations.
China made it extremely affordable for people to manufacture goods in China and
then to export them from China either to home countries or to export them to
other countries where the products might be sold. This led to a great boom in
economy because numerous multinational companies opened up in China.
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