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by Desi Ariyadhi Suyamto (Submitted: 05/19/2008)
WHAT IS IT?
This is a simple model, as my initial attempt to clearly understand on why colonialism in its various forms (including corporatocracy in neo-liberalism) sufferring the victims by disrespecting human rights in many ways. Using biological point of view, colonialism is paraciticism symbiosis.
HOW IT WORKS
The world is divided into north and south. Northern hemisphere is occupied by relatively small number of people, with more advanced technology in utilizing natural resources, but with relatively poor natural resources. Southern hemisphere is occupied by relatively higher number of people, with less advanced technology in utilizing natural resources, but with relatively richer natural resources. In its default, north people are allowed to colonize the south.
HOW TO USE IT
 Use current setting, by pressing SETUP button and then executing GO button
THINGS TO NOTICE
 Colonialism parameters: how many people from north/south can colonize the south/north (fraction of total population).
THINGS TO TRY
Try to make this world worth living in both for the north and the south, by modifying parameters related to: population, technology, and colonialism fraction.
EXTENDING THE MODEL
Extend the model with regards to empirical studies on colonialism, neo liberalism, corporatocracy, and prospective studies on current international socio-political phenomena.
This model uses NetLogo features in agent-based modelling.
Social models, especially from the domain: international relations.
CREDITS AND REFERENCES
This model is a wild initial idea to understand why the wealth difference between north and south keep elevating. Copyright (c) 2008 by Desi Ariyadhi Suyamto, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Inputs and cooperation from interested scientists at relevant disciplines to further develop this model are very welcome. This call is especially announced to those still having soul.
This model is developed using NetLogo (c) Uri Wilensky.
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