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Well you hear this term since the 90's. And it's actually happening right now. You see the european nations forming a one united country and one united currency..

The talk of merging america, mexico, and canada. Using the new money, Amero (like euro except.. it's america, get it?)

The African union.. The soon-to-be proposed Asian union.

It'll be inevitable until we will eventually under one nation with one government and one currency.

I won't disclose my opinion yet on this.. I'm just stating the issue right now. I'll get you guys to give your opinion first.

What do you think of globalization?
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i dunno..maybe its ok..but i like the idea of amero ....but i think forming 1 government isnt that good of a idea..i jus feel that way
Posted 2/20/08
i don't think so. i like the way everything is. the only thing i want to change is. WHY CAN'T AMERICA CHANGE THEIR MEASURING SYSTEM INTO METRIC. i mean all except, i think 3 other countries including america, use the metric system.
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i say globalization has pros and cons but i do believe that globalization is a good thing
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Wow. I havn't even heard of this. If it did happen, it would be proof that history repeats itself. It might be a good idea. There is no way that there would be no change. Everyone's life style would change. People would become more away of what is happening over the world.
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Well globalization is a good thing for poorer countries
And it does sort of help the richer ones when it comes 2 acquiring resources
Also it is kind of a bad thing for the US in general because of our economic problem, since the dollar is falling it will cost more for shit.
But overall Globalization is pretty amazing.
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it's good if it is under an empire all hail britannia !
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i don't like the idea. i'd rather face conflict.

besides, the world uniting together is so improbable, i'm going to call it impossible. it won't happen.
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I see no problem with it. Culture imo is insignificant and the preservation of such is rather pointless. If a culture is strong, it will last and if it is weak then it will be gone sooner or later, with or without globalization. Thus I disagree with people who bitch about globalization destroying cultures.
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I've found myself quite divided by the issue of globablization. On the one hand, while growing up, I always thought that it would be a good idea. I mean we have the technology and know how to make the world a much better place. We could modernize the 3rd world and bring stability to the region. The entire planet could function under a single currency, a single global government which would break down into other smaller governments (like federal, provincial, municipal). A single code of law. With the entire planet's resources devoted to improving the entire planet! Humanity would surely thrive and be merry.

On the other hand I'm not so sure. For one the planet is made up of many diverse cultures and people. And not all of them like each other, hell I would dare to say that most of the world bears a grudge or even outright dislikes the G8 nations (who basically run the planet) and that the G8 nations merely tolerate the rest of the world and each other. Would a global community really change that? I don't think so. The next dilemma is applicable to every country on the planet: what happens to your country? Does it stay the same? Does it get merged or divided with another country to fill a regional land quota and get renamed to sector 23? I don't know about you but a lot of countries are going to have a problem with what is basically a loss of their sovereignty. The loss of sovereignty is basically my biggest problem with globalization. I do not want to lose my country and national identity and neither does anyone else i would presume. How could we get everyone to agree without major armed conflict? Massive bribery? possible, but quite unlikely.

The last and not least is money. A global economy would mean a global central bank. As we all know central banks are privately owned. This would basically mean that the bankers would control the monetary flow of the entire planet. And quite frankly I dont want the richest 1% controlling the other 99% of the world.

In the end I am very against globalization. I do not see the need for the North American Union or the Asian union. I do however sort of agree with the european union as that many nations in such an enclosed space does benefit from the facility of trade it brings, I do not however agree with a single constitution that it is not agreed upon by ALL of the member nations. The concept of the NAU is simply un-needed and undesirable in my humble opinion. The Asian Union isn't really something I like to comment on since it could be a good thing for the asian community and I won't comment on it much because I just don't know enough about asia to form an educated opinion, but for the sake of choosing a side I will say nay.

The concept of globalization may be a noble one but so is communism. The flaws lie in the people in charge. How would we eliminate corruption of our global politicians? How would one sector of the world be able stop the globalist government should it choose to opress it's population? Endless questions of philosophical, religous, social, and economical nature arise and quite frankly the only one that can be easily answered is economical. Basically globalism would be the victory of money over humanity.

In my teens i thought of globalism and the good it could bring, but now it is quite obvious to me that while feasible, it is not reasonable or even logical, to be done right now. And I am against it.
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It kind of depends on what the effects of globalization might be, or as how you define globalization. (imo globalization doesn't really mean the world coming together under one government. It just means how easy it is now to cross the imaginary national boundaries.)

If what happens is that a huge mono-culture results, I think the world would be a much less interesting place. I'm not even interested in what the government of such a super-nation would be like in the end. I'm more worried about the bottom-up of things. The monopoly of "culture" under one huge single governmental body is a scary idea. Does a true, official form of "multi-culturalism" exist in a single governmental body? And to whoever thinks culture is insignificant doesn't realize that culture isn't something separate from you and "in the arts" or whatever. It's what people live and breathe. Who is to say "my way of life is better than yours"? People who support this "modernization" of other countries always seem to think that people of the other countries WANT that modernization, or that if they don't its just because they are delusioned. Who is to say the "moderns" are really better than people in so-called primitive cultures?

As it is, the world is obsessed with democracy and capitalism and thinks of it as the natural or best way of things. I would go so far as to say there is a fetish over it, but that isn't for this topic.
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globalization is what keeps crunchyroll running.
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cardmage wrote:

It kind of depends on what the effects of globalization might be, or as how you define globalization. (imo globalization doesn't really mean the world coming together under one government. It just means how easy it is now to cross the imaginary national boundaries.)

If what happens is that a huge mono-culture results, I think the world would be a much less interesting place. I'm not even interested in what the government of such a super-nation would be like in the end. I'm more worried about the bottom-up of things. The monopoly of "culture" under one huge single governmental body is a scary idea. Does a true, official form of "multi-culturalism" exist in a single governmental body? And to whoever thinks culture is insignificant doesn't realize that culture isn't something separate from you and "in the arts" or whatever. It's what people live and breathe. Who is to say "my way of life is better than yours"? People who support this "modernization" of other countries always seem to think that people of the other countries WANT that modernization, or that if they don't its just because they are delusioned. Who is to say the "moderns" are really better than people in so-called primitive cultures?

As it is, the world is obsessed with democracy and capitalism and thinks of it as the natural or best way of things. I would go so far as to say there is a fetish over it, but that isn't for this topic.


If they want to preserve their own culture, what is stopping them from doing what they have been doing all along? Just because they have the access and choice to eat McDonalds doesn't mean they can't eat a traditional meal. If those people don't want modernization, what is stopping them from living out their primitive life style? There are some cultures in the world that live as they did centuries ago. One of those cultures likes tying rings to their necks and limbs to enhance its length.

If they believe their way of life is so enjoyable, then why do they have to bother with the effects of globalization? Culture evolves, without evolution of culture, everyone would be still living in caves. Since that was the culture of cavemen. Does it mean that we should preserve that too? Should we still have Chinese women tie their feet or have dishonored Japanese men commit seppuku?
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supermalv wrote:

Well you hear this term since the 90's. And it's actually happening right now. You see the european nations forming a one united country and one united currency..

The talk of merging america, mexico, and canada. Using the new money, Amero (like euro except.. it's america, get it?)

The African union.. The soon-to-be proposed Asian union.

It'll be inevitable until we will eventually under one nation with one government and one currency.

I won't disclose my opinion yet on this.. I'm just stating the issue right now. I'll get you guys to give your opinion first.

What do you think of globalization?


Interesting point you have but the EU isn't under the same government. Just that they have one united currency and similar economies. I highly doubt that people will allow for one united government because nationalism rings strong in every nation.

Moreover, isn't globalisation more of a World Trade and no trade barriers things with the presence of MNCs and Macdonalds than unification of regions into one collective group?
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it will only work if the new government is not going to be corrupt....
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