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Rumman 1 Nafila Rumman GLBS 300 Latkovski 24 February 2010 Along with the discovery of America in 1492 Christopher Columbus became the first person to discover the world was round and not flat like everyone believed. Many years later, in 2005, Thomas Friedman traveled to India and discovered the world was actually flat. The term flat does not refer to geography like it did for Columbus; it refers to the world’s competition and how because of ten flatteners or major political events, innovations and companies, that are later mentioned in the book people all over the world are able to compete for global knowledge unlike before. This flattening of the world took place in three stages. The first stage, globalization 1.0, lasted from 1492 to 1800. In this stage trade was being done between the old world and new world and the outcome of this was that the world went to a medium size from the large size it was. The second stage, globalization 2.0 was from 1800 to 2000, and the outcome of this was that the world went to a size small from a size medium. Currently we are in the third stage of this flattening, globalization 3.0, which is using the ten flatteners discussed later in the book is changing the world from small sized to tiny sized. The terms of size does not refer to population or land space it refers to how interconnected the world is becoming and how much easier it is access knowledge. The first of the ten the flatteners discussed by Friedman is the fall of the Berlin Wall and the upcoming of the Windows computer operating system. The Berlin Wall was
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Rumman 2 not only a barrier between East and West Germany it was also a barrier between the democratic, capitalistic world and the communistic world. The fall of the Berlin Wall freed the people of the Soviet Union from a communistic world to democratic, free market oriented government. At the same the wall was falling computer operating systems were going up, and this could not have been a better time for them to launch. Besides the many political and economical reasons, the computer was a big factor in the
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This note was uploaded on 03/08/2010 for the course GLBS 300 taught by Professor 2 during the Spring '10 term at Hood College.

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