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When Did Globalization Begin

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      Globalization has always been around even when the Anglo Saxons were living. In this particular time period, you can see the mix of cultural and religious ideas. The Anglo Saxons were Pagans who worshiped different deities and gods. Their pagan beliefs were mixed with Christianity when the Anglo Saxons went to Rome and learned of the religion. It was not completely accepted among the Anglo Saxons until they learned that God was not just a loving God, but also a powerful God who could help them win battles and wars.

     Christopher Columbus's journey to the American continents in the late 1400's marked the first significant step in globalization's climb. Around this same time period, Vasco de Gama pioneered a trade route directly from Europe to Asia. Both of these events had significant impacts on globalization. They established trade routes, which contributed to heightened communication channels between countries, and more importantly, continents. 

     Globalization's rapid ascent continued through the eighteenth century and into the Industrial Revolution. As advanced countries in the West quickly rose to power, weaker countries began to adopt their ideas, and eventually the entire world went through the globalization process called westernization. The ideas that came from this westernization, such as steam powered locomotives, helped globalization snowball by allowing for faster transportation of goods over longer distances.

     Technology, only recently invented, continues globalization's growth to what we see today. Jet airplanes, the internet, satellites, e-mail and other marvels of our modern world have all made significant contributions to globalization.  These inventions have allowed for faster transportation of goods and information, which allows for more efficient outsourcing, global collaboration, and immigration.

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