Essay On Globalization Of The World

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Globalization has been one of the major central theme in world History. Though there isn’t a specific definition for globalization, many school of thoughts have different ways of explaining the considerable points of what it means to be globalized. However, in the third edition of his book “the world and a very small place in Africa”, Donald R Wright presents much broader scale leading to globalization of the world by reflecting on the past shaping the present, perhaps through intercultural relationships and interconnections between different civilizations and in more broader perspective. He establishes his ideas by incorporating Niumi, a small territory in Gambia transitioning into a substantial world economic and political system from the …show more content…
During those era, the network of people interacting with each other grew through conquest by different civilization, new means of transportation, growing trade connections. It didn’t only end there, the spread of ideas and cultures further with European intervention after the Greeks, Mongols, Roman empire, Muslims, East Asians and other ancient civilizations set up the stage. Western European intervention into the globalization was a long but slow movement. By the fourteenth century, western European became fully participant and major economic complex that spread goods and ideas across the old world (25). Though European faced some serious regressions such as the black death which delayed their entry into the world system, they were able to recover through by trading and spreading Christianity in the new world. Far reaching among all, Wright’s inaugurate and uses Niumi in his book to express the basal point where there was a tremendous turn around in the world’s economic system. Through a series of change from a small state, to the world’s mainstream commercial center. Before the great advancement in Niumi, West Africa was expanding through the trans-Sahara trade. the exportation of gold in West Africa became a push for northward trade across the sub-Saharan desert. Many empires arose …show more content…
This would strengthen Britain’s commercial world trade. Soon, this alliance resulted in Niumi becoming a supplier of raw material mostly peanuts, whiles Britain sends back finished product hence making Nuimi supplier of raw materials and consumer of manufactured products. They were predominantly known for their production and supply of peanuts to the world and especially to their parent colonies. However British arrival will weaken the small Gambian state as they enter into a period of colonial rule. The fundamental beginning of decline of Niumi and start of social and political turmoil was not the decrease of slaves but British attitude they brought to Gambia. They exerted greater control in trade, and also perceived themselves as a great culture with social and technological distant from the people of Niumi. This would have a major effect on how the small city sort to generate revenue through toll collection along the lower rivers north bank (123). With their desire to gain control over the riverbanks, the British requested the Gambian city of Niumi to cede its riverbanks. To the Niumans, ceding the river banks will have no positive impact but financial and political instability to the state. But the British would offer a quarterly payment of 400 Spanish dollars in exchange of cession along the river (125). The acceptance would mark the decline of

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