The Consequences Of Intercultural Globalization

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In today’s world, where we are all given more and more access to other cultures through social media, television, the internet, and easier travel has advanced globalization at an exponential rate. I think back to my high school days and remember the isolation I experienced. I grew up in Bosnia, and we didn’t have the access to the outside world that the youth in the United States enjoyed. I mean, my town seriously had one computer, and it was more of a communistic show piece than anything else. I see my children reaching out and maintaining relationships with not only my family, but with foreign exchange students they’ve met in school, or friends they’ve made while visiting their grandparents in Europe. This growth of globalization has also increased the intercultural of the countries of the world. Interestingly even with all of the open communication and exposure to other cultures, intercultural globalization continues to experience intercultural conflicts. Conflict is inevitable in the process of globalization and the integration of different cultures. The norms of the cultures are going to differ, and inevitably going to cause conflict with the different groups. Mitchell hammer theorized that the dynamics of conflict revolve around two basic features: disagreement, and emotional reaction. Hammer believed that the central…show more content…
A perfect example is the cost per week for the war in Afghanistan. Would you believe me if I told you that the United States pays $, billion dollars a week for the war in Afghanistan? If you would believe me, you would be wrong, because the actual cost is $2 billion per week! With those numbers can anyone argue that war and conflict are profitable? That $2 billion a week pays for food to feed the soldiers, equipment and supplies, purchasing weapons, vehicles, and of course providing money to Afghanistan to rebuild the damage caused by us. So, who is benefiting from
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