Implications Of Globalization

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Globalization is a very broad term that, when applied to different situations, can cause some confusion. Since there are many different types of globalization, ranging from economic to environmental to scientific, a laconic definition is often hard to come by. For example, Merriam-Webster’s definition of globalization, simplified, is an intent to have one global economy whose key focus points are free global trade, constant input of financial wealth into a company without restrictions by a government, and the ability to have access to inexpensive sources of labor (“Merriam-Webster”). However, the WHO, or the World Health Organization, an affiliate of the United Nations concerned with international health issues, says that globalization “also extends to political, cultural, environmental, and security issues, and relates to
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Of the collection of articles, I noticed a trend in the gradual forced integration of outsider ideals into small cultures and even languages. The article written by Russ Rymer titled Vanishing Voices described how the world is losing its different cultures though the deterioration of smaller languages (Rymer). The loss of these languages to other, more mainstream languages such as English, Spanish, and Mandarin made me wonder what other parts of the world were being harmed because of the introduction to more popular ideas and even western values. As I researched more, I discovered that a process called globalization had affected areas of the world, specifically the developing nations, in a disastrous way, and still continues to effect the economic, environmental, and scientific aspects of those countries today. With this information, the problem became very clear: Globalization presents the developing nations with immediate risks to not only their environments, but to their economies and subsequently the health of their people as

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