Cultural Geography- Mikayla George
It's nature and impact on our globalized and interconnected world
What is globalization?
The four categories of globalization are economic, technological, environmental, and cultural.
Economic: Countries exchange different products and ideas, and they all have different economies
Technological: Technology changes the way different countries communicate, and how people communicate with each other.
Environmental: Countries deal with environmental issues differently, and countries also come together to solve environmental issues.
Cultural: How different cultures spread to different countries. For example, in America we eat foods from different cultures like Mexican and Chinese food.
My definition of globalization:
Globalization is how countries are different and how their differences effect other countries. Their economies are different, and they exchange products and ideas to each other. Countries discover new ways to communicate using technology and share it with other places, which effects the way people communicate with each other. Each country has its own way of dealing with environmental issues, and we come together to deal with them. Lastly, every place has it's own culture and way of doing things. Their cultures spread around the world and other places use their foods, types of music, etc.
China Natural Resources Map
China Exports Map
China Transportation Map
Natural Resource Map: It shows that China has multiple natural resources so many countries pay them to get those natural resources. This can also help China create good relationships with other countries, by helping them get the materials they need; this helps them make more money for their country.
Exports Map: The exports map shows the amount of material they give to other countries, and amount of products they make and ship to other places. Many countries get most of their products from China.
Transportation Map: This map shows the amount of transportation China uses, which can play a big role in how much technology they have compared to other countries.
Globalization Problems and Solutions
Economic: When countries exchange different products and ideas, conflict can occur because trading can cause fighting and problems between two countries, or if they think the pricing is unfair, or they argue over who's idea it was to create a product.
Solution: They need to compromise so that there is less conflict between the two countries, and find a way to make each other happy and make everything equal and fair.
Technological: Technology can cause problems in globalization because to create devices for other people, the manufacturers have to import different kinds of material. The materials they need usually don't come from that area, and they often have to pay other countries to get that material. The manufacturers may think it's too expensive, not good quality, etc. The people that actually buy the product might not like it, while in other areas people love it, so it's hard for companies to satisfy every customer.
Solution: I think businesses should try creating multiple types of technology instead of just one kind so that businesses can satisfy more customers.
Environmental: Countries have different ways of dealing with environmental issues. Sometimes it's too hard to deal with an issue on their own so they need help from other countries. However, not all countries deal with these issues the same way, so it can result in conflict.
Solution: We need to work together so that we don't have to deal with environmental issues and help each other to get rid of these issues in the environment.
Cultural: People's cultures travel all around the world and spread to different places. For example, the US eats food from different countries. One culture might not agree with the other, because all cultures have their own opinions and ways of doing things.
Solution: Countries need to accept other culture's views, and come together as one while still having their own individual ways of doing things.