'Nics Have Been and Continue to Be the Driving Force of Globalisation.' to What Extent Is This True?

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‘Newly industrialised countries have been and continue to be, the driving force of globalisation.’ To what extent do you agree with this statement? Globalisation is expressed in transcontinental flows and networks of activity, interaction and power between countries, irrespective of geographic distance. It establishes and maintains economic, political and socio-cultural relations. This interaction helps economies through growth in international trade, investment and capital flows. Some factors that have acted as the driving force of globalisation include technological innovation as it had made transport and communication around the world easier, capitalism and trade have also played an important role in encouraging globalisation. Trade…show more content…
These measures were introduced as there were extremely high taxes in South Korea, which widened disparity made many people suffer. South Korea’s economic success was a result of a competitive education system and a highly skilled and motivated workforce. In the 1970s and 1980s, South Korea became the leading producer of ships, one of the major ship building countries being Hyundai but this industry began to decline in the mid-1980s as a result of the oil glut and world-wide recession. However, South Korea is once again the world’s most dominant ship builder with a 50.6% share in the global shipping market as of 2008. Construction has also been an important in the South Korean export industry since 1960s and remains to be a critical source of foreign currency. By 1981, overseas projects, mostly in the Middle-East accounted for 60% of the work undertaken by South Korean construction companies. South Korea’s Samsung C&T Corporation also built many remarkable buildings such as the Petronas Towers and Burj Khalifa. During the 1960s, South Korea was extremely dependent on the U.S.A to supply its armed forced but after President Nixon’s policy of Vietnamization was removed in the 1970s, South Korea began to manufacture many of its own weapons. In 2010, South Korea’s defence exports were $1.5 billion. South Korea’s remarkable technological advancement and

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