Debate of Globalization Essay

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1. Globalization affects national sovereignty of both developing countries as well as developed countries. By sovereignty, we mean the independence of countries to make decisions and conduct policy in different areas like the economy, corporate and industry related legislation, environmental regulations, politics, etc. From the video, please provide one example each of how globalization infringes on the national sovereignty of, a) a developing country, and, b) a developed country? How, and through which agency/organization/rule, did each of the above infringements occur?

Globalization infringes on the national sovereignty of a developing country and a developed country. In a developing country, there is usually suspicion that
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Please provide two examples from the video of how globalization affected the culture of a country (can be more than one country)? Were the effects in your opinion, good or bad?

France - In France, in order to prevent the dilution of their culture, they have prohibited the business use of US terms such as le weekend and le drugstore. They also protect their movie industry. France also went into battle with McDonalds. “In the battle for France, Jose Bové, the protester who vandalized a McDonald's in 1999 and was then running for president, proved to be no match for Le Big Mac. The first round of the presidential election was held on April 22, and Bové finished an embarrassing tenth, garnering barely 1 percent of the total vote. By then, McDonald's had eleven hundred restaurants in France, three hundred more than it had had when Bové gave new meaning to the term "drive-through." The company was pulling in over a million people per day in France, and annual turnover was growing at twice the rate it was in the United States. Arresting as those numbers were, there was an even more astonishing data point: By 2007, France had become the second-most profitable market in the world for McDonald's, surpassed only by the land that gave the world fast food. Against McDonald's, Bové had lost in a landslide.” The French, in my opinion, had a right to protect their culture from US “Coca-colonization”, a term that refers to globalization or cultural
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