How globalization changes our lives

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Partial loss of independence.

Governance is being centralized globally. Subjects of state power transfer part of their powers to powerful supranational associations — IMF, UN, WTO, World Bank, European Union, NATO, etc. As a consequence, Governments of States that have joined organizations cannot implement fully independent policies. It is necessary to take into account the interests not only of one’s country and people, but also of those organizations As a result, countries such as Bulgaria, Romania, Greece allow the European Union to almost fully take decisions on a number of national issues. And, for example, France and Germany are under NATO press in military matters.

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Economic globalization.

This aspect seems to be the most interesting in the framework of global integration. Standardization of world trade, common rules for international transactions should all be convenient. But in practice comes out somewhat differently. The general rules are written for the benefit of those developed countries that were most involved in their drafting. Any local benefits any state can certainly get, but in the large-scale future to engage in trade under other people’s rules can be devastating for the national economy. There are also regional economic associations, for example, the Eurozone. It is difficult to judge whether they are all successful for their participants, since each such association has its own goals and objectives.

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Mass culture.

Globalization is taking place in creative spheres as well. In practice, it turns out that cultures are also not equal, and the Americanization of all nations is taking place rather than integration. Movies, music, TV shows, often of very high quality. However, because of the lack of an alternative, this process is more like a national culture.

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