Chapter 1, Kelleher and Klein 1. The first chapter of Kelleher and Klein traces the main historical trends leading to what we call "Globalization". After reading this chapter, discuss what you think are the significant trends leading to a "globalized" world up to WWII,. How would you define that kind of "globalization"? In chapter one of Global Perspectives I agree with Kelleher and Klein’s definition of globalization being ‘the process of increasing interconnectedness between societies such that events in one part of the world more and more have effects on people and societies far away’ (Page. 23). For instance, the key trends that led to the globalized world prior to World War II were transportation & trading of goods, industrialization, and technological advancements. These trend of events aided in a majority of the globalization during that time. This because these trends build upon one another which have allowed for an overall impact. For example, without transportation and trading of goods during the 1300s there would have not been a need for “muscle power” of the industrialization era. Furthermore, without the industrialization era there would have been less science capabilities and ideas for any technological advances. 2. After WWII, things changed. What was it about the global economy that led to WWII, and how did theUS and its allies try to fix that problem after the war?How did the fall of the Soviet Union and Colonialism influence what we now call "globalization"? monitoring on global funds, so the proper precautions can be determined prior to a ‘value plummet.’ Also during the post-WW II the collapse of the Soviet Union and Colonialism influenced what we call globalization because it permitted the United States in 1991 to act more freely in other social conflicts.
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