Globalization 3 - Joe Kao 2/26/10 Professor Schalow...

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Joe Kao 2/26/10 Professor Schalow Discussion Sheet #3 In today’s world, the human race is divided by race, pieces of land, natural borders such as rivers, and invisible borders defined by maps. In an ideal world, there would be no longer be invisible borders involved and the world would function as one single country. Skeptics of globalization believe that today’s politics and division of nations should still remain constant, while hyperglobalizers insist that a borderless world is for the best. After reading chapter four of “Globalization,” by Manfred B. Steger, and “War Museums in China, Japan, and the United States,” by Xiaohua Ma, the world envisioned by the hyperglobalizers seems optimal, but not very realistic. The politically globalized world imagined by the hyperglobalizers could solve some problems, such as warfare and poverty, but doesn’t seem possible due to the strong pride of many countries. What looks good on paper doesn’t always end up in the real world the way it was planned on paper, similar to communism. The hyperglobalizers’ envisioned world is not reasonable due to nationalism and its similarities to communism. Throughout the history of human existence, millions of people have died in war. As
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