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Since the Westphalia Peace Agreement in 1648, many nations-states had been distinct itself from another. It stated that one’s nation-states identities and culture were uniquely different from the others and therefore, each of nation states must been granted sovereignty to rule in their own soil. Meanwhile in this current time, the Globalist attests that Westphalia era’s claims are no longer valid in the globalized world where the fast-growing economy has lead to cultural homogenization and borderless world (Martell 2007, p. 174). In contrary to what the Globalists believe, this short essay will argue that the homogenization of the global culture is unfeasible. Furthermore it will explain that cultural homogenization is a product of the hegemonic countries to the weaker one as a symbol of power.
Firstly, unlike what the globalist believes, the magnitude of the globalization is uneven and it’s not an always an increasing process (Martell 2007 & Keohane and Nye 2000). Accordingly, the notion of the global culture is something that virtually impossible because the word “global” means that it is entrenched across the globe. If it is happening, the world will became a borderless place where national identity would be less important. Hence the fact shows otherwise with the number of growing country has been rising from 51 in 1912 to approximately 130 in 2014 (Griffths 2013, pp. 2). The figure shows people will identify themselves with particular language, culture, and territorial origins (Anderson 2006, p. 43). The presence of Chinese and Turkish diasporas; where they still identify themselves with their homeland’s language, culture, and tradition; has become the example that identity does matter no matter how deep the level of globalis...

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...e media of the American soft power entrenchment by earning 60 percent of its revenue in abroad countries (The Economist, “Hollywood…”). The local movies stand a little chance to compete with the Hollywood because it lacks of astronomical capital budgets these Americans movies owned. These expensive movies with international presence has occasionally portrays as American cultural imperialism where it promotes the ethos of commercialism and individualism (Cowen 2001).
In conclusion, the uneven spread of the globalization, resurge of national identity, and citizenship has made the idea of global culture is unfeasible. However, the chance of globally shared value or mixing the culture are still open. Furthermore, the effort of global culture to merge in this globalize world is only desirable by the hegemon as a way to impose their ideology by using hard and soft power.

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