Current world trading systems are helping to maintain the gap between rich and poor nations.
These are systems that help strong well organised nations such as the USA and the EU states, rather than poorer countries.
The Trading Game helps to show how trade affects the prosperity of a country - both positively and negatively. It is a fun and exciting introduction to the issues of trade, providing a simple outline of some very complex relationships. It is a valuable introduction to the basic issues that determine how the gap between rich and poor nations is maintained.
All you need to play the game are the resources in the column on the right of this page.