The Importance of the Northwest Passage

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Essay #: 060339
Total text length is 4,974 characters (approximately 3.4 pages).

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The Importance of the Northwest Passage
Some places take on nearly mythological status. Their importance often exceeds their geographical reality. One of these places is the Northwest Passage that would potentially change travel and politics on a global level.
This essay will argue that the Northwest Passage is important for three reasons. The first reason is its connection with history and culture that has given it a mythical quality. The second reason is that the Northwest Passage is an important geopolitical issue. Finally, the Northwest Passage has become an issue due to global warming so that it has important environmental implications.
To begin this argument we need to consider the wider historical implications of the Northwest...
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.....r three reasons. The first reason is its connection with history and culture that has given it a mythical quality. The second reason is that the reality of the Northwest Passage has made it into a geopolitical issue. Finally, the Northwest Passage has become an issue due to global warming so that it is likely to have important environmental implications.
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