Globalization

Cultural Geography

Definition

The worldwide movement toward economic, financial, trade, and communications integration. Globalization implies the opening of local and nationalistic perspectives to a broader outlook of an interconnected and interdependent world with free transfer of capital, goods, and services across national frontiers.

Cultural: of or relating to artistic or social pursuits or events considered to be valuable or enlightened. EXAMPLE: Belief systems such as integrity.

Economical: Saving and using the resources in the environment. EXAMPLE: Using trees and turning it into currency/money.

Technological: The use of technological advances to improve industry and communicate. EXAMPLE: Smart phones, used as communication.

Environmental: The use of environmental conditions in industry and how it affects the environment. EXAMPLE: Use of trees burning for warmth and how using wood burning for warmth affects the breathing air. Smog in China; from factories.

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