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Globalization has become one of the principal symbols of economic cultural and political life in the 21st century Although there is no precise definition of globalization due to the complexity of the term and the varying attitudes towards it put simply it is the process by which nationality is becoming all the time more irrelevant International organizations such as Coca Cola Disney McDonalds Sony Shell Oil and IBM symbolize such a process In laymans terms globalization is basically the means by which people around the globe are now more connected to each other than ever before Information and money flow more swiftly and goods and services produced in one part of the globe are progressively more obtainable worldwide International travel is also more frequent and international communication is routine However globalization as we know it today is vastly different from its humble beginnings The following essay will look at the effect global institutions have on a national level and whether they challenge or defend the interests of the nation Richard Peets reading deals with the beginning of globalization brought on by a struggle for dominance and control of the worlds resources through the use of coercion Globalization was heralded by Columbuss discovery of America in 1492 European capitalists then required labour to develop their new found continent This came in the form of slavery black slavery had an economic rather than merely a racial basis - it was used because it was cheaperPeet R pg120 This lead to the demise of Africas potential for development as millions of slaves were taken from their homeland This left a void of labour in Africa therefore inhibiting their ability to develop their own nation This is still prevalent in todays society as sweatshops in underdeveloped countries with deplorable conditions are used as labour for many of the worlds global institutions such as Nike and Polo Ralph Lauren see attached table 93 Klein N pg528 Wallerstein reading addresses the
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