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Globalization & Cultural Diffusion
Transcript of Globalization & Cultural Diffusion
During and after WWII, many people fled their home-countries, mainly to avoid danger. This mass emigration from certain European countries forced people to America and other safe havens. Introducing European immigrants to America transferred parts of their culture.
Political leaders from around the world come together to discuss global concerns, swapping ideas and opinions. Sometimes these ideals are adopted by other countries. Although initially a union of countries with leading economies, the Group of Eight (G8) works together to solve common issues.
Though founded by Christians, America has no religious preference. People of all religions are tolerated, and churches, mosques, synagogues, and other houses of worship can all be found within the same area. People of differing religions live, work, learn, and socialize in the same place, as equal humans.
In America, many top-notch universities attract international students. These students bring their native traditions, ideas, and experiences. The mingling of international people creates cultural diffusion; America maintains its status as the "Great Melting Pot."
During the late 20th and early 21st centuries, technological capabilities increased exponentially. A modern leading game system, Japanese Nintendo products are popular around the world, especially in America, Europe, and Japan. In fact, many electronics originated from Japan.
Trading blocs surged in popularity during the mid-1900s. Of these, the European Union provides the best example of economic cultural diffusion. Many EU member countries gave up their individual currencies in favor of the Euro, the universal currency among EU nations.