Creative Writing: Newly Independent Nation Seeks Advice From Other Nations

S.S. Period 4
24-Oct-96

A newly independent nation is seeking advice from other nations
as it establishes its domestic policies on a variety of issues. Some of the
nations and policies are Japan and there education system, Israel and womens
right, and Englands health care system.

The first area in which the nation is seeking advise is in the
area of education. They are seeking advise from Japan. Japan puts much stress
on its education. In Japan there are 240 days/year of school at six days per
week (Mon.-Sat.). This is part of the reason Japan has a 99% literecy rate. In
Japan if a person wants to get a good job then they usually need to have a
college degree. The newly independent nation should not choose this system
because it puts to much stress and pressure on the students. For example to get
into a good high school or college you must pass a difficult exam. Many
students who do not get into a good school often turn to suicide, Japan is
second in the world behind the U.S. in teen suicide. I would not choose this
because a good system of education is not worth teens killing themselves.

The second area in which the nation is seeking advice is in the area of
womens rights. They are seeking advice from Israel. In Israel women are given
as equal rights as men are. Women are allowed to have the samejobs, education,
and also serve in the military under the same conditions of men. The nation
should choose this policy because women are as equal as men and should have all
the same oppurtunities. Plus during a war or crisis women would have all the
same military experience as men.

The third area of advise in which the nation is seeking advice is in the
area of health care. The nation is seeking advise from England. In England
health care is covered by the NHS. The NHS (National Health Service)is a form
of care that has been in place since 1946. Under the NHS all citizens are
provided health care on demand. All expences are covered by general taxes with
tsmall fees on prescription drugs and Doctors are paid at a fixed per patient
rate. The nation should not choose this policy because allthough it provides
adequate health care to people and alows people of all money classes to go to
the doctors it also costs alot of money. In 1989 alone more than $42 billion was
spent providing health care.

With a little help these other nations the new nation should have a
bright future.

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