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was really “Americanization” in the form of American cultural imperialism. This is because American cultural products (films, music, chain restaurants, etc.) were in the best position to take advantage of the flattening of the world (Sage Journals, 2008). However, Friedman believes that while the flat world platform has the potential to homogenize cultures, it has a greater potential to foster diversity to a greater degree than has ever happened before. The primary reason for Friedman’s outlook is up loading’s capacity to “globalize the local.” That is, because anyone with access to a computer and the Internet can put content on the Web, local culture can be spread globally (Sage Journals, 2008). Friedman is aware that there are also negative aspects of fastening’s effects on culture. He notes that the potential is just as great for criminal groups to come together in this smaller world as it is for progressive groups and mentions the pedophiles that paid Justin Berry to perform sexual acts in from of a web-cam for several years. Friedman establishes The Dell
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THE WORLD IS FLAT 6 Theory of Conflict Prevention based on Dell’s Asian supply chain, arguing that nations deeply invested in just-in-time global supply chains are much less likely to engage in war than they were previously (old-time), because they will withstand significant financial losses. This is relevant to Friedman’s larger arguments about the flat world because Friedman contends that war substantially slows (or stops) flattening (USC Institute of Creative Technologies, 2007). According to Friedman’s theory, countries such as Japan, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippians, Thailand, and Indonesia can work together and resist war, despite political or cultural differences, because they are all economically invested in a supply chain. Conversely, nations such as Iraq, Syria, south Lebanon, North Korea, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran are not part of any major global supply chains and, therefore, remain hot spots because they will not suffer similar economic setbacks due to war. Friedman notes that supply chains are not always good (USC Institute of Creative Technologies, 2007). The technology that enables countries to become more competitive and economically secure also enables terrorist organizations, such as al-Qaeda or suicide bombers in Iraq. Friedman reminds the reader that Osama bin Laden did not use nuclear weapons on 9/11 because he did not have the capability, not because he did not have the desire. Friedman argues that the best way we can combat “suicide supply chains” is by limiting the supply of nuclear weapons (Sage Journals, 2008). Conclusion Friedman emphasizes the competing forms of imagination at work in the world today, which are seen in the differences of 11/9 (the day the Berlin Wall came down) and 9/11. For Friedman, 11/9 represented a more open world. 9/11, conversely, demonstrated how evil imaginations could close the world up. Friedman unfurls how the plans for 9/11, as elaborated in the 9/11 Commission Report, were similar to many business ventures, with Khalid Sheikh
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