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In 1330 a deadly disease began to spread around Asia and most of Europe After its beginning in China it was quickly spread by trade boats and movement of people and goods from one place to another The bubonic plague has been blamed for the deaths of a third of the population of Europe at the time and it is an early example of globalisation The trade links between countries and increasing ease of travel made the spread of the disease possible evidence that although it is thought of as a modern process it has many long established trends as well as the significant number of developments seen in recent years This essay shall attempt to identify some of the origins of globalisation and show how they have developed to become worldwide processes affecting culture business and the economy It could be argued that the creation of the Roman Empire was the beginning of globalisation The Roman culture was spread to parts of the world other than Rome and the various norms involved in their societies were universalised for the countries they conquered Egoryan Exploration became a very important process at the end of the fifteenth century with the discovery of America the New World which was colonised by Western men creating a society similar to that in another part of the world As processes were globalised capitalism was seen to emerge empowering a new capitalist class all over the world with similar ideas about society This has led Marxists to claim that globalisation has worked to increase power for capitalism as it opens up new markets of culture and knowledge as well as economy The World Wars are another example of globalisation as states worked together for common goals and the results affected most parts of the globe Knowledge about the wars was reasonably widespread across the developed world as communication continued to develop These trends of socialisation travel and communication have
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