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History of Globalization
This articles goal is to inform the reader about the action we know today as globalization. Globalization is thought to have been established by the Maurya Empire in India as they established trade with Asia and Europe. A trade route known as the Silk Road was created as many nations followed the trade protocols. Many different types of exchange were created such as environmental exchange which traded livestock and crops, as well as a great amount of religious trade. By the mid 1300’s oceanic international trade was established which brought the spread of things such as the black plague however it allowed nations to build a stock of goods for export. Through the 1400’s to the 1700’s the power of many European colonies grew as many nations captured slaves, sending them to many different nations creating a different ethnic population of many places. Through the 1800’s the many countries attempted to improve their infrastructure in order to appease their political power. In the first half of the twentieth century a flow of international trade was established as many nations resources were depleted and many nations exports prospered as a supply and demand flow came into place. Through the development of war, technology and immigration many nations prospered in globalization and many organizations were established in order to regulate and monitor economic relationships.
The globalization debate previously focused on the activities of governments and social organizations, the growth of multinational corporations and e-commerce gave rise to a new facet of the debate. Corporations have increasingly become the chief agents for globalization
Democracy, Globalization, and the Problem of the State
The viewpoint that globalization poses an imminent and serious threat to democracy is big, there is evidence that this threat is powerful. Many of the companies created to over watch and regulate these economic relationships such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are constantly interfering with many states and promoting a global corporate agenda. Many of these interferences speculate observes to see that they are for a short-term capitalistic flow. This article looks to depict whether or not this question is true.
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