Globalisation Basics

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What is globalisation?
The process of the wrold's economies, political systmes and cultures becoming more strongly connected to eachother.
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If there was no globalisation...
No interaction between different countries.
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If there was complete globalisation...
The whole world would act as a sinlge community.
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The real world is somewhere inbetween, but...
Countries are becoming more and more closely intergrated.
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What causes globalisation?
The movement of capital (money investment) and people between different countries, and businesses locating their operations and selling their products and services in more countries.
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According to the majority of people, when did globalisationreally accelarate?
1980's.
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What has caused cheaper and easier global connections?
Improvements to telephone networks; mobile and satelite phonesallow communication even without access to a telephone line.
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How have large amounts of information been allowed to exchange instantly across the globe?
Development and rapid spread of e-mail and internet, makes working across long distances very efficient.
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How has global transport been improved?
By the developemnt of high speed rail networks, larger/faster ships, larger cargo planes and low cost airlines; easier and cheaper to move people/goods around the world + companies able to get supplie/ sell products all over the world.
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