The Pros And Cons Of The Columbian Exchange

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Globalization is the phenomena of increased economic integration among nations characterized by the movement of people, ideas, culture, and resources across borders. This phenomena dates back to the trade routes developed by the Silk Road, as well as those that were discovered by European explorers such as Columbus, Magellan, and Marco Polo. Globalization has been crucial for the development of both individual countries as well as the world as a whole. The conquests and subsequent settlement of new lands with new biological resources, the potential to accommodate transfers of population, crops, and livestock, international trade, as well as technological innovations are all key elements of globalization. This current era of globalization contains many of the same aspects of globalization that have occurred…show more content…
The contact between the two geographic areas circulated a wide variety of new crops and livestock leading to an ecological revolution that greatly affected almost every society on earth, while bringing destructive diseases that depopulated many cultures. Even today, this idea of the “Columbian Exchange” can be seen with easy access to foods from all over the world, drugs, and technology, and the sharing of cultures. Mr. Trump should realize that without migration this massive exchange of cultures and material items would not be possible. While from a globalization standpoint the “Columbian Exchange” is a controversial matter mainly as a result of disease, the overwhelming benefits of uniting unique regions and peoples cannot be denied. In cracking down on immigration, Mr. Trump will be limiting the flow of ideas and cultures that has helped to diversify the globe since 1492. It is for this reason that on immigration Mr. Trump needs an articulate policy that aims to secure the border and keep out illegals while letting in legal immigrants that will contribute to

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