Cultural Globalization, Economic And Cultural Globalization In Mexico

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Economic globalization can be described as “the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labor markets". To some, globalization can be described as the economic and political dominance by wealthy nations over smaller nations, with lesser economic stance. Cultural globalization as a mixing of cultures, through means of immigration and cultures coming into contact with one another. The United States is a rich western nation that continues to dominate, and drive policy formulation in several countries. Globalization with political dominance as a driver is often linked to trade and financial markets. In this essay, I chose to focus on the globalization that has occurred and still occurs in Mexico. Mexico is the closest neighbor and the largest contributor for immigration in the United States. After watching the documentary "Harvest of Empire", I learned that Mexicans are the largest group of Latinos that populate the United States, with a staggering number of thirty-three million Mexicans currently residing here. But when considering globalization, it is important to explore the Mexican-American War, and how this war has influenced the societal and economic changes in each country.
In 1846, the Mexican-American War began as an initiative to conquer the south-west territory for the United States and obtain Pacific ports as well as natural resources. Often the education
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