International Trade: U.S. and India

This article discusses a relevant example of international trade, which we are beginning to talk about in class. Ultimately, the trade relationship between the U.S. and India had been limited in recent years and as a result the level of trade between the two countries hasn’t met the expectations set between Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2009. The main factors that have impeded business are due to recent actions taken by the Indian government, including compulsory licensing and tarrifs.

Introduction from Todd

You guys will posting your thoughts and tips for Civ IV here.  I’ll try and leave comments for any questions.

For Civ IV starting off:

  • Explore and meet as many other civs as you can.  If you’re the peaceful type, this will allowing technology and resource trading, which is key.  If your foreign policy is let’s say rather aggressive, having a map of your enemies’ cities and resources is a big advantage during war.
  • Try to build up to 4-6 cities rather quickly.  Every city should be defended by an archer at least.  Two to three units once you get into the classical age.  Large empires are expensive to maintain, so don’t expand like crazy.  You should always be able to maintain 80% of your money towards research.  Any less and you’ll fall behind your rivals.
  • The first thing a city builds should not be a settler or a worker since that stunts population growth, which is vital for increasing a city’s production.  Every city should have something that produces culture (an obelisk after you discover Mysticism) and a library (after you discover Writing).
Good luck