1. Did the country participate in the first global economy (provide evidence)? If no, what alternative path did it take economically and politically? If yes, when did it join the first global economy and when did it leave
(hints: what was the level and nature of the integration of the country into the global economy in the mid-19th century and how did that change in the years following, up to World War I; what was the country’s involvement with/how was it affected by/how did it respond to World War I and the depression of the 1930s?)?
2. Is the country participating in the second global economy (provide evidence)? When did it join the second global economy? What type of political regime(s) and economic system(s)
has the country experienced since the end of World War II to present day and did those political regime(s) and economic system(s) facilitate integration into the world economy?
3. Does the economic history of the country between the mid-19th century and the present day reflect a relationship between integration into the world economy and energy (in particular the oil industry)? Discuss.