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Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Usually when think of globalization we think of the U.S. putting our culture and business in other countries but solemnly do we (or at least myself for that matter) think about other countries putting their businesses and culture here. Here is a prime example of this. This image shows both the Chinatown and Little Italy parts of Manhattan. While there is English on the buildings, it is accompanied by the Chinese counterparts. Manhattan isn’t the only place in the world with small scale versions of these countries in other countries such as London and Singapore. It shows how the chinese culture has assimilated its culture in multiple countries and made itself prominent.

 

 

Three Questions

Friday, September 16th, 2011

There’s an endless number of questions concerning globalism. I find that these three however, are at the top of the list to be answered. First, I have to ask what will be the next big breakthrough or change in globalism. The internet and all its accompanying features was one of the biggest changes recently in the field of globalism; strong enough to be a key component in bringing down the Berlin wall as stated by Thomas Friedman in his book “The World is Flat”. So you have to ask, what will be the next big thing? My next question corresponds with the first. What will the United States have to do concerning globalism to remain a superpower? If England was once the the most powerful country in the world, then it is only a matter of time before the U.S. begins to decrease in power as well. There are many other countries on the rise. What can we do to remain a superpower? My third question again correspond with the previous. What is or what will be something that prevents globalization on a major scale. Not only do we need to figure out what we need to do to stay ahead, we must also figure out what will become a problem in this field. Once this is pinpointed, we can then begin to work on stopping whatever it is that will present itself as a problem. These three questions go hand in hand and I feel are important in keeping ahead in the “world” of globalism.

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Sunday, September 4th, 2011

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Globalization To Me

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

A good technical definition for globalization that I came across defined it as the name for the process of increasing the connectivity and interdependence of the world’s markets and businesses. In my own words I would define globalization as the world’s industries and businesses sharing ideas, technologies and various other things in order to advance not only as an independent civilization but also as a single entity. And from what I’ve read so far and what we’ve discussed in class so far I understand it to be a very fast paced process that doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. I see globalization as something that has helped just about every civilization on every country on every continent become the way they have so far and will continue to do so. So I suppose that globalization is aptly named. And that is what the word globalization means to me.