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Effects of Globalization on Non-Western Cultures

Globalization of Non-Western countries have had great implications to their societies whether it is a positive or a negative effect, fortunately most of the effects are benefiting the population that it is being targeted. I am going to reference two different areas on the map that has had the help of the United States in their transition to towards a more developed country. First we will discuss Africa namely Uganda and Ghana and with the help of the United States was able to open up trade and technology to increase the level of lifestyle of the people. I will then discuss Afghanistan and the United States involvement in irrigation and drainage in the Helmand Valley to enable
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It is unclear to USAID if there was a definite benefit to the most impoverished areas of the country, but it did have great impacts on the majority of the country in this particular instance. In Afghanistan in 1967 it was proposed by USAID to contract and construct a better irrigation system for the Helmand Valley to increase the ability of the local farmers to raise crops that could be sold at market to increase their annual income. The irrigation system at the time had been built between 1946-1959 by the Morris-Knudsen Afghanistan Corporation which had helped some, but was not reaching all the farmlands. With poor drainage and irrigation it was increasing the water tables and increasing the exchangeable sodium, the area was over cultivated leading to decreased fertility and organic matter of the soil (S. Udall, Sept.1967 pg3). The average farmer owns 12-13 acres that is plowed with oxen and a steel stick plow, the irrigation is brought into small basins with small dikes to prevent the loss of water, with this primitive water control the farmer is limited in his abilities (S Udall, Sept. 1967 pg3). USAID once again stepped in to further build the irrigation and drainage systems, which in turn would make the valley more fertile for harvesting and feeding crops. This irrigation system that was completed by USAID had wonderful impacts on the
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