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Globalization: The Expansion of Large Empires

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Globalization is best defined as the global interaction of distant people influenced by cultural exchange. Globalization can be traced back to the early 500’s and is still dominant in today’s society. Early civilizations were never isolated from their neighbors, leaving a door open for cross-cultural exchanges. Through empire expansion, trade, revolutions, ideologies, and technology, globalization has played a major role in history and also in shaping the world today, making it one of history’s most significant phenomena. The expansion of large empires, like the Arab Empire, which covered a mass amount of territory from Spain to India, can be viewed as the first glimpse at globalization. Through empire expansion people were often integrated in cross-cultural society with religion playing a key role. The Arab Empire can be credited with the spread of Islam to Africa and southern Europe, Buddhism which originated in India spread to Asia, Christianity became dominant in Europe and in some parts of Russia, and Hinduism became popular in Southeast Asia. All four religions would have not had the global impact without the expansion of large empires. However, empire expansion had only a minimal effect on globalization. The use of trade in the early 500’s was the beginning of a global phenomenon. The Silk Roads expanded across Europe and Asia for centuries. Through the Silk Trade, consumers were offered a variety of goods that were not available in their native country (Strayer, 319). Merchants who traveled the Silk Roads found themselves engaging in more cross-cultural exchanges than that of goods. The spread of Buddhism from India to Asia is in large part due to the merchants spreading their religious views while on tr... ... middle of paper ... ... evident that globalization can be traced back to over 1,000 years ago. Global empires, global trade, global revolutions, global ideologies, a global economy, and global technological advances have all shaped the webs of communication and exchange since as early as 500. Through globalization the world has shaped into what it is today both geographically, religiously, economically, politically, and technologically. By the end of the twentieth century few people lived in a world not affected by globalization, thus making it one of the greatest phenomenon in history. Works Cited Gandhi, Mahatama “Indian Home Rule.” In Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources, ed. Robert W. Strayer. Boston: Bedford: St. Martin’s, 2013: 964-965. Strayer, Robert W. Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources. Boston: Bedford: St. Martin’s, 2013.

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that globalization can be traced back to the early 500’s and is still dominant today.
  • Explains that globalization has played a major role in history and shaping the world today.
  • Explains that the arab empire can be credited with the spread of islam to africa and southern africa.
  • Explains that hinduism became popular in europe and in some parts of russia.
  • Explains that the use of trade in the early 500’s was the beginning of a global phenomenon.
  • Opines that strayer offered a variety of goods that were not available in their native country.
  • Describes the ways in which the native americans influenced the natives in european ways.
  • Describes the utensils of the native americans as the trade routes expanded and the world continued to expand.
  • Explains that millions of africans from different parts of the world participated in the cross-cultural exchanges.
  • Explains that mass populations were wiped out due to the link.
  • Explains that focusing on the economies of europe and north america led to three major economies.
  • Explains colonies by the british and an increase in property revenue in france imposed by france.
  • Opines that not all of the revolutions were in correlation with the seven year’s war.
  • Analyzes the idea that humankind was divided into separate nations, each with a distinct culture.
  • Explains that italy and russia saw a political unification; there was destruction of the ottoman empire, the russian empire.
  • Praises nationalism and seeks to instill it into everyday life such as schools and the media.
  • Explains that feminism took roots in a number of works celebrating equality to all genders.
  • Explains that with the rapid population growth, resources used for energy became scarce.
  • Describes the changes in the ethnocentrism views of europeans as they adopted many of the ideas from the book.
  • Explains that woods system, was the revolutionary idea that took control of most of the world, but the great.
  • Analyzes how the capitalist idea that the market would self correct led many to reevaluate.
  • Explains that they are important to human history because they influence the mental and cultural world that people inhabit.
  • Explains how globalization has shaped the world into what it is today.
  • Explains that in the twentieth century few people lived in a world not affected by globalization.
  • Analyzes how the expansion of large empires, like the arab empire, can be viewed as the first glimpse at globalization.
  • Explains the spread of buddhism from india to asia is in large part due to the merchants spreading their religious views while on trading goods on the silk roads.
  • Explains that european ideas were adapted to local culture in the 20th century, while the atlantic revolutions occurred on a global scale.
  • Analyzes how the british rule of the congo disrupted the native people's culture, which was often traumatic.
  • Opines that mahatma gandhi states in indian home rule that it behooves every lover of india to cling to the indian civilization even as a child
  • Explains that the nazi party led by adolf hitler was a form of european fascism that gained support in germany.
  • Explains that mexico's once-populated cities close to the u.s. border were ghost towns. an "american empire" is the face of globalization.
  • Cites gandhi, mahatama, and strayer, robert w., in ways of the world: a brief global history with sources.
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