Impact Of Globalization On The World Essay

1131 Words Sep 24th, 2014 5 Pages
Globalization is the process by which everyday life, marked by the diffusion of commodities and ideas, is becoming standardized around the world. This process has been in progress through the early days of history where explorers such as Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus developed world relations through trade, exchanging both knowledge and goods. This process has become far easier and accessible through the invention of the Internet, where people can exchange knowledge and ideas right from their computer screens. Many countries embrace the idea of globalization because it allows for production and distribution of products around the world, benefiting their economy and allowing access to remote products. Though globalization has united our world and allowed for unified expansion and trade, globalization has essentially destroyed local cultures and has formed a more uniformed culture throughout the world.
In the early days of humanity, countries had distinct inhabitants with unique cultural practices, but as globalization emerged, trading routes were formed and New World’s were found, countries became increasingly diverse. The increase diversity within regions triggered an alteration in cultural practices and beliefs. This notion of spreading cultural diversity can be seen from the Trans Atlantic Trade System, where African civilians were taken as slaves to work in the New World or taken directly to the Old World. According to Philip Curtin, author of The Atlantic Slave…

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