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1 ■ Essential Question: – What is the impact of globalization on the modern world?

2 One of the biggest changes of the mid-20 th century was the rapid increase in globalization What is “globalization”?

3 Globalization is the increased flow of trade, people, technology, culture, & ideas among countries. Today, globalization is most associated with international trade & multinational corporations… …advances in technology & communication… …& increase in cultural diffusion

4 How new is globalization? What previous examples can you remember?

5 Globalization has been around for centuries but has been rapidly increasing since 1990

6 What has led to increased globalization?

7 Globalization has increased due to lowered trade barriers, new trade organizations, & increased communication. OPEC is a cartel of oil producing nations. The World Trade Organization (WTO) promotes free trade. The United Nations settles trade disputes among member nations.

8 What are some positive effects of globalization?

9 Increased trade gives people more goods & services Companies lower costs & prices by buying materials & hiring workers from other countries Globalization increases access to medicine & technology Creates jobs & raises standard of living

10 What are some negative effects of globalization?

11 Globalization increases the gap between the developed nations & developing nations. Outsourcing leads to low-paying jobs in developing nations.

12 Globalization increases spread of Western culture & resentment among non-Western nations.

13 Globalization increases environmental pollution & the depletion of natural resources.

14 What are some effects of multinational businesses?

15 Multinational corporations (MNCs) operate in multiple countries in order to gain raw materials, assemble products, & sell throughout the world. Can you name 1 of the top 10 multinational corporations in the world? (Hint: only 1 is shown in this image)

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17 What is the future of globalization?

18 The future is going to change rapidly… To be successful in the future, we need to be ready to adapt. Did You Know? 3.0

19 Power Point from: present/unit-14-decolonization-globalization


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