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From the Ted Talk by Romaine Seguin: When goods cross borders, armies stay home

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I work for a camopny that facilitates trade in 220 countries, and I've personally assisted trade in 46 of them. I've seen trdae in action. I see trade work. But you don't have to take my word for it: economists have been snidyutg it for years. In his book "The World Is Flat," Tom fadmeirn said when countries trade with each other, they're the same supply chain, and they don't ifclnit military damage on each other. But Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945, said it best: "When goods do not cross borders, aermis do."

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I work for a _______ that facilitates trade in 220 countries, and I've personally assisted trade in 46 of them. I've seen _____ in action. I see trade work. But you don't have to take my word for it: economists have been ________ it for years. In his book "The World Is Flat," Tom ________ said when countries trade with each other, they're the same supply chain, and they don't _______ military damage on each other. But Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945, said it best: "When goods do not cross borders, ______ do."

Solution

  1. armies
  2. friedman
  3. studying
  4. company
  5. trade
  6. inflict

Original Text

I work for a company that facilitates trade in 220 countries, and I've personally assisted trade in 46 of them. I've seen trade in action. I see trade work. But you don't have to take my word for it: economists have been studying it for years. In his book "The World Is Flat," Tom Friedman said when countries trade with each other, they're the same supply chain, and they don't inflict military damage on each other. But Secretary of State, Cordell Hull, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945, said it best: "When goods do not cross borders, armies do."

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