Essay on Effects of Globalization

1002 Words Jun 23rd, 2012 5 Pages
Effects of Globalization on Non-Western Cultures

Globalization of Non-Western countries have had great implications to their societies whether it is a positive or a negative effect, fortunately most of the effects are benefiting the population that it is being targeted. I am going to reference two different areas on the map that has had the help of the United States in their transition to towards a more developed country. First we will discuss Africa namely Uganda and Ghana and with the help of the United States was able to open up trade and technology to increase the level of lifestyle of the people. I will then discuss Afghanistan and the United States involvement in irrigation and drainage in the Helmand Valley to enable
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Prior to USAID implementing the updated irrigation systems local people were unable to substantially feed and provide for their families due to lack of water for their crops. The livestock was also suffering as there was not enough vegetation to support their diet. The area had a low population with no markets because of lack of farming areas that would provide the harvest to be able to sell. With the direct supervision and funding by USAID the irrigation systems were updated, and a now a more stable lifestyle and economy were begun. As with most interventions to help with countries that are of a lesser advantage there may be some negative effects that occur, which is what did happen. With the more fertile land people were able to grow many different crops including poppy which is the origins of heroin, with the production of drugs also came increased corruption. This area is now one of the leading producers of heroin for the world and one of the most volatile areas of the world. The irrigation of the area has been a positive influence on the people of the region due to increased production of crops and even though the negative effect is that there is increased drug production, the people are making an income. The current situation is to attempt to change the crop inventory to staple food items versus poppy production, but with corruption from the drug suppliers it is hard to change the crops to a legitimate harvest. Both of these areas have had United

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