Positive Effects Of Globalization

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Globalization is a term that is unavoidable in today’s ever-connected society, and with the U.S. presidential elections up ahead, it is nearly impossible to go a day without hearing the topic discussed. The definition of globalization is worldwide integration and development:, and although this definition is constant to most people, the option on whether this act is a positive or negative event is still up for debate. Whether or not you are for or against the globalization of the world it is crucial to identify the promises and pitfalls of the inevitable occurrence. I believe the two major components of globalization which are technology and a global market both have the potential to help and hurt the entire globe, all in one fell swoop. These …show more content…

Travel between countries has never been as easy as it is now; an individual can buy a place ticket and be on the other side of world all within a day’s time. The “wanderlust” of millennials has led to cultures becoming unrestrained by geographical borders and people embracing racial tolerance and acceptance (“Flatteners of the World”). At many times in American history, the nation has been modeled after isolationist viewpoints and theories. It was the attempt of many presidents to stay out of foreign affairs and only focus on “American people.” The fact of the matter is “American” is not a bloodline, and we are all living here thanks to some form of immigration. The modern view of many (yet still not enough) Americans has shifted from that archaic mindset to a much more approachable and tolerable one, one that accepts people from different nations, religions, and ethnic backgrounds. This shift in thought would not have been pushed through without the globalization of the world in the twenty-first century. Even something as simple as a mother bringing her children home jewelry from Mexico - this example is just a microcosm of daily global activities. In consequence of this globalization effect, many nation’s economies are complexly intertwined and cannot survive without one another. This has required national leaders to work together to improve not only their own economic environments, but their business partners’ as well. Unavoidable interconnectivity amongst political leaders has provided many developing and impoverished nations the opportunities to grow and expand their global influence; although this view is ethereal and has only been successful in a handful of countries, the possibility is still there and the passion to achieve these goals worldwide is stronger than ever (“Flatteners of the

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