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Western society has dominated the global market since the very outset of international trade From the days of the glorious British Empire to the modern day United States the world has always had the tendency of being dependent upon the economy of the strongest Western power Why is it always the West that takes charges comes to the forefront and takes on the economic burden of the entire world Why havent non-Western cultures such as the East the Mid-East or Africa unified themselves to be the same type of world force that The United States Great Britain and the European Union With the advent of the industrial revolution as well as significant technological advances most notably those in the communication and banking industries theoretically all countries can be considered equal in these terms It is my belief that the reason why the West is the most economically dominant culture is because of a mental andor attitude edge given to it by its most common unifying force the Christian faith The substantive area of study for this paper is international relations as I look to discern a relationship between a countrys level of Christianity and a countrys level of wealth as defined by the GDP per capita in US dollars Many social scientists have inquired about the Wests dominance in world economic affairs Upon doing research Ive found that many other political scientists also have had a theory similar to mine in that there must be some relationship between a countrys level of Christianity and its economic development One of the earliest and perhaps the most famous political scientist whose work I have researched was the German sociologist economist and political scientist Max Weber In his most famous work The Protestant Ethic Weber stated his belief that the rationalization of action could only be realized when traditional ways of life are abandoned Modern people often have a difficult time realizing the hold of tradition on
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