Globalization Is Harmful to Culture

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The arts, food, language, and the whole culture of a developing nation are hurt when globalization occurs. Developing countries are targeted by countries such as America because they have a lower standard of living and are less regulated when it comes to work. When we infiltrate these countries, weather we mean it or not, we shake up their way of life in many different aspects and their culture they once new is destroyed. In a new era of technology and travel it has become much easier to change the culture of nations and communities because we can connect and trade with people from around the globe so quickly. However, globalization has been happening since the Silk Road in 206 BC promoting cultural interaction through regions of the Asian continent connecting the West and East by linking traders, merchants, pilgrims, monks, soldiers, nomads and urban dwellers from China to the Mediterranean Sea. The silk trade brought a new type of clothing from China to Europe that was exclusive to the rich. So changed the culture across Europe and Asia by making a noticeable change that only the rich wore these nice soft and colorful clothes while the poor continued to wear their bland rags. With the Silk Road it did more than change the culture of the clothing but the road was a channel for ideas, language, and beliefs. Today our channels have evolved from the Silk Road to the Internet. The Internet has changed many cultures including our own in America and it is able to reach
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