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World Regions Intro LectureGoing Global: The Story of GlobalizationDefn: “The world is getting smaller”; The world’s people becoming more interconnected and interdependentCellphones, telecom, internet: globalization now? Has been happening for at least 10k yearsTribes investigating and migrating into new lands evolving into own ethnicities and racesLiving through the endgame of globalizationGlobalization: process of increasing the interconnectedness and interdependence of the worlds markets, businesses, peoples, and cultures more and moreSped up in past two decades due to: cellphone, telecom, internet: information dissemination, sharingDepression or recession affects every country: global economyCan call anyone from anywhere: global commsShould politics or governance go global? UN, but nowhere near globalAsian century: rise of China, India, and Japan, as well as Russia, the EU, even Latin America: US no longer always 1stA Plan for Making Sense of the PlanetSpatial Thinking: Where is it happening? Think about it every day
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