Let us first try to define globalization: Globalization or globalization is the process of interaction and integration among people, companies, and governments worldwide. As a complex and multifaceted phenomenon, globalization is considered by some as a form of capitalist expansion, which entails the integration of local and national economies into a global, unregulated market economy. Globalization has grown due to advances in transportation and communication technology. With the increased global interactions comes the growth of international trade, ideas, and culture. Globalization is primarily an economic process of interaction and integration that is associated with social and cultural aspects.
However, conflicts and diplomacy are also large parts of the history of globalization, and modern globalization.
Nevertheless, in my opinion the globalization has many advantages. Working on a global scale makes economical dependencies, which will not been destroyed without good reasons. It makes people much more thinking what they can solve on a diplomatic way, before thinking on violence.
Contact with different cultures takes away fear and prejudices. Accepting of other cultures and other behaviors will avoid aggression against other cultures.
Globalization has then also to take some responsibilities. Poor countries and poor economies cannot long-term survive in a globalized world. We see at present time, that not only the violence in the world are causing refuges, but also the economical misbalance between countries is a cause for refuges.
Which strategy is necessary, to allow a worldwide globalization:
- Economical differences in difference countries have to be narrowed
- Countries should be managed by politicians, who are not corrupted, caring about the people and are developing their knowledge in respect of social and technical developments worldwide.
- Democratic countries, which change from time to time the politicians, are more stable than dictatorships.
- WTO (world trade organization) rules should be kept by all countries and customs duties should be developed to a minimum (it should never destroy business between countries)
- Global problems like climate change or ethnic violence should be solved globally; for example by an empowered UN (united nation organization).
Difficult to imagine? I can imagine and I am not the only one. Already in 1971 wrote John Lennon his song “imagine”. Let us only look to the beginning of this text:
Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people living for today
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people living life in peace, you
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the world will be as one
In this short text are already the main hurdles described, which take us away from a real functioning globalization. Power, resentment, egoism, fear and envy are the main characteristics hindering to develop globalization further.
Mullahs in Iran, Trump as a President in US, UK leaving the European Union, the regime in China and Russia and, and. This are all barriers on the way to successful globalization.
It is not the demand that rich countries should give to the poor countries, we should go the way that rich countries develop poor countries. If the rich countries are not doing so, they are increasing the risk that refuges, who have not anymore enough to eat in their home country, will come to the rich countries.
Not to go for a globalized world, makes the
world more dangerous. Walls and fences are not helping. If people have only the
decision to die by hunger or by a cannon ball, they will take the risk and go
for the small hope, to reach a richer country.
We have to develop a globalized world, to make
it safer for everybody. We can try to make fences and walls, but all this is
only a temporary solution.