Globalization Chapter 1 Summary

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Chapter 1 Introducing Globalization and Global Issues This chapter is about globalization and its affect on the world. In the last few years, the world has decreased the amount of wars that it engages in. The narrative of this chapter is to provide the reader with information that explains that with globalization becoming more widespread, the world has been improving the living standard. Within the last 10 years, the world has made a 500 percent increase in total users on the internet. Also it is reported that the global life expectancy has doubled within the last century. There is a lot of discussion whether globalism is something good or bad for the world. The books explains that with the US and the west having a heavy influence on the world, …show more content…
In order for the globe to ensure its security, countries across the world must try to eliminate conflict, and create prosperity. For example, NATO is an attempt to alleviate conflict amongst a large group of powerful nations around the globe that have a huge role in generating wealth and trade to other nations. Pacts and treaties are a great way to lessen animosity between nations because it promotes cooperation and teamwork within NATO. Global security’s main threat to global peace is terrorism. Attacks such as the US embassy in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 are key examples of terrorism. Al-Qaeda is one of the biggest known terrorist organizations that have political motivation to create violence against citizens and other people of other nations. This has stirred up a discussion about maintaining Global security and ways to prevent …show more content…
There has been a major gap between the GDP of third and first world nations. For example, the US’s per capita is 754$ compared to Kenya’s 3.28$. This gives first world nations a major advantage to help develop many things like schools, hospitals, and infrastructure. Colonialism is something that has been seen through history since the 1500’s. This means that Europe has been able to set up colonies in areas such as Africa, Asia and the Middle East. This can give the colonialist cheap labor, and a viable amount of resources that they could not find back at their motherland. After World War II, the colonial system ended with the war and left Europe with a new way to rebuild it’s economy. Colonialism is something that has affected many developing countries, but there is progress being made to improve education and health to countries that have been left

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