Essay about Globalization And The Future Of The United States

1306 Words Jan 28th, 2016 6 Pages
Globalization and the Future of the United States The United States has been driven by geopolitics to drive foreign policy through most of the 20th Century. Through the last decade of the 20th Century, the world saw the close of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, and the emergence of the European Union – both forged by the United States’ involvement. They helped to create an open world economy, free trade routes and sea lanes, lenders to the world, reserve currency globally, investing abroad, and keeping their own markets open. The United States is the enforcer of the open trade and democratic government, which has been beneficial to humankind. Without a super power, like the United States, solving common problems worldwide could be far more difficult in this era. (Greene. 2011. Page 621). The United States has been a major contributor to the globalization of the world, and the power is shifting more each year as more countries and regions that were before silent, or insignificant in the big picture, have become major actors economically, socially, through trade, and politics. For the United States to remain globally relevant, it must find a balance between accommodation and deterrence in foreign policy.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines globalization as the act or process of globalizing: the state of being globalized; especially: the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital,…

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