Globalization And Its Effects On Society

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Globalization can be described as the interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations (http://www.globalization101.org/what-is-globalization/). For the past century, there have been countless debates over whether the effects of globalization are positive or negative. The topic of globalization is seen as one of the most debatable topics in our current society and is often discussed during political debates before elections. This paper will focus on the negative effects of globalization and the chaotic impact it can have on countries across the globe. Globalization is one of the main causes of the spread of infectious diseases that can often lead to fatal outcomes and a sense of fear felt throughout an entire nation. Infectious diseases are the leading cause of death among children and adolescents, and are one of the leading causes of death among adults (Infectious disease: a persistent threat). Examples of these infectious diseases that became widespread due to globalization include: the Bubonic Plague, Measles, Smallpox, Malaria, Tuberculosis, and most recently, the Ebola virus of 2014. All of these diseases were direct results of globalization, caused millions of deaths, and established a state of panic within the countries affected.
Globalization can contribute to the spread of disease in many different ways. The main way globalization facilitates the spread of disease is through trade between countries. Trade is a major
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