Globalisation Essay

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Globalisation – argumentative essay

Globalisation is a really widespread topic. There are millions of definitions, opinions, organisations and perspectives because it concerns the whole world. This essay is a try to give some information and to explain my view of the issue.

The starting point of globalisation is not defined yet, but most scientists think it started in the sixteenth century, when the first circumnavigation of the “Magellan” took place. Though, the first sentiment of a “united world” was formed by the establishment of the world time zones. At that time international communication started as well.

Globalisation is an effect of capitalism – huge companies want to expand into the whole world for more profit – and
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So he has to sell to a corporation which supports him with hybrid seeds where the plant blooms just one time. After that, new ones have to be replanted. The farmers get addicted to the company and has no other choice.

One square meter of the rainforest costs 10 cent. Huge faces have been chopped for the plantation of soy for animal food in Europe. The farmers of these fields have to suffer from hunger and to drink polluted water.
- These are just a few of the (of course true) approaches of the anti-capitalism organisations like ATTAC.

Personally, I think that at the moments the negative effects of globalisation prevail. In an interview the CEO of Nestlé, the world’s biggest food corporation, Peter Brabeck said that there are two opinions about the most important raw material – water. The first one (and people who think like that) is really extreme: it says that every human being should have free access to water. The other (and of course it is his own opinion) is that water is really precious and has to be sold.
When I hear such statements I think that CEOs of multinational companies should change their opinions and strategies. The main idea of globalisation is not bad and there are already several advantages and positive effects. But only for people who live in the first world and get a job in a corporation. The aim for the next years should be to work out plans how to improve the situation of poor countries, how they can join the competition and how the
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