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From the Ted Talk by Parag Khanna: Mapping the future of countries

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What is the lesson from all of this? Geopolitics is a very unsentimental discipline. It's constantly morphing and ciagnhng the wrlod, like climate change. And like our relationship with the ecosystem we're always scinaherg for equilibrium in how we divide ourselves across the plenat. Now we fear changes on the map. We fear civil wars, death tolls, having to learn the names of new countries. But I believe that the inertia of the existing borders that we have today is far wsore and far more violent.

Open Cloze

What is the lesson from all of this? Geopolitics is a very unsentimental discipline. It's constantly morphing and ________ the _____, like climate change. And like our relationship with the ecosystem we're always _________ for equilibrium in how we divide ourselves across the ______. Now we fear changes on the map. We fear civil wars, death tolls, having to learn the names of new countries. But I believe that the inertia of the existing borders that we have today is far _____ and far more violent.

Solution

  1. world
  2. searching
  3. planet
  4. worse
  5. changing

Original Text

What is the lesson from all of this? Geopolitics is a very unsentimental discipline. It's constantly morphing and changing the world, like climate change. And like our relationship with the ecosystem we're always searching for equilibrium in how we divide ourselves across the planet. Now we fear changes on the map. We fear civil wars, death tolls, having to learn the names of new countries. But I believe that the inertia of the existing borders that we have today is far worse and far more violent.

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Important Words

  1. borders
  2. change
  3. changing
  4. civil
  5. climate
  6. constantly
  7. countries
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  15. geopolitics
  16. inertia
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  20. morphing
  21. names
  22. planet
  23. relationship
  24. searching
  25. today
  26. tolls
  27. unsentimental
  28. violent
  29. wars
  30. world
  31. worse