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Economic Distress and Poverty. Two Leading Causes Favouring Trumps Success in Appalachia

Term Paper 2020 28 Pages

American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography

Summary

This paper is supposed to shed light on other ongoing issues of said region which are intertwined with the issues of economic distress and poverty.

Donald Trump being one of the finalists of the primaries and coming into office as the 45th president of the United States on the 20th January 2017 was a surprising outcome of the US presidential election (Frey 2018). Although Clinton won the national popular 48% of the vote, Trump managed to win most key battleground states, and therefore the electoral college vote with 306 electoral votes. 95% of all Appalachian counties voted for Trump in the election. As it is assumed that the region played an important role in Trump’ success, many questioned his supporter’s motives trying to ascribe it to one single issue. Instead, the author assumes that economic distress and poverty are two of the leading causes that favoured Trumps success.

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Pages
28
Year
2020
ISBN (eBook)
9783346275806
Language
English
Catalog Number
v934216
Institution / College
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Grade
1,0
Tags
Trump America Amerika US-Wahlen Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika Appalachen Appalachia Poverty Armut Election USA

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