Globalization Essay

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Globalization affects this world and the people of this world in many ways. It is the idea of making the entire world like a single country.
Globalization is the connection of different parts of the world. Globalization results in the expansion of international, cultural, economic, and political activities. As people, ideas, knowledge, and goods move easily around the globe, the experiences of people around the world become more similar. (“Definition of Globalization“, n.d., ¶ 1)
There are many real world examples of globalization. The first example is with the manufacturing of goods in one country and the sale of these goods in other countries. Many of these goods that are sold in America are manufactured in places like China, India and other overseas countries. Another example would be companies outsourcing work to other countries which will boost the economy for struggling countries by giving them much needed jobs. Many multinational businesses do business globally with satellite offices or call centers in multiple locations. There are times when we as customers, may call a company that we believe to be local, for customer service issues, and will talk to someone in a country overseas. Technology is another example of real world globalization. With today’s technology, cell phones, computers and the internet, it has become easier for businesses to interact with other businesses on an international scale. The internet is a major contributor to globalization, not only technologically but in other areas as well. Surfing the internet on your computer, you can keep up to date with news anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. Worldwide fads and pop culture, such as YouTube, Facebook and MySpace, which...

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...wing up, we may have visited a restaurant that may have served Mexican food, but today one can choose any type of food and find a restaurant within a 5 mile radius of their home, from Mexican to Chinese, Japanese to Indian.
I have mixed opinions about globalization as a whole. I think for the economies of most countries it can be beneficial as it will help develop non-developed countries. Globalization has the potential to make the world a better place to live and solve some very long standing problems like unemployment and poverty, which will have a positive impact in the future. Other than having one world government, which I think would have a negative impact in the future, I think globalization will have a positive impact in the future, if it will increase wealth, decrease poverty and allows cultures to blend without each country losing their own cultures.
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