The Pros And Cons Of Globalization In Bolivia

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Globalisation is, the process by which businesses or other organisations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale. We have crossed a boundary with globalisation that we can not revert. Our cultures have become so homogenised, with Mcdonalisation, wearing the same brands like Nike and listening to Ed Sheeran no matter where we are in the world. It could be said that it would be impossible to go back to a world before globalisation. However it also has to be said that some nations such as Bolivia are rejecting globalisation and still remain a still remain a global contender in global markets for example. It would be inaccurate to say that it would be impossible to live in a world with no globalisation.

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Evo Morales was elected president of Bolivia in 2006. He is a socialist leader and therefore rejects the idea of globalisation, and though many experts argued this would hurt Bolivia economically, we now know this is not the case. On his hundredth day in office, Bolivian President Evo Morales moved to nationalise his nation’s oil and gas reserves, ordering the military to occupy Bolivia’s gas fields and giving foreign investors a six-month deadline to comply with demands or leave. Bolivia has grown much faster over the last 8 years under President Evo Morales than in any period over the past three and a half decades. A year before the election of Morales Bolivia’s annual increase in GDP was 0.9%, today under the helm of Morales the annual increased has soared to 3%, a 2.1% increase. Furthermore it would be possible to counter the argument that the stopping of global station would lead to shortages in produce especially food. From what we know many secluded society’s like the tribes in the Amazon have managed to grow, cultivate and harvest enough food to feed their populations. For example the The Xingu people that live in Xingu national park, have avoided globalisation ever since the first landings on the Conquistadores landed in South America in the 16th century. During this time their population has thrived from 3000 members in 32 different settlements. These people obtain their food from communal vegetable gardens and spear fishing. Furthermore their traditional longhouses are built from local trees. This is a clear example of a civilisation that has managed not only to survive but to thrive in a world without globalisation. From these examples we can see that it is possible to stop globalisation without a imminent collapse of society. However it has to be said that in the case of the

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