Globalization means the diminishing importance of geographical, political, economic and cultural boundaries. IT has played a major role in reducing these boundaries. For example, any dramatic event anywhere in the world can be broadcast almost instantly by television or on the internet. However, the new “global village” may lead to the extinction of minority languages.

Cultural diversity is the variety of human societies or cultures in a specific region, or in the world as a whole. The uniqueness of each culture is affected by globalization.

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  • Zara (Inditex): at first a Spanish fashion store, now it has more than 1,500 stores around the world including online.
  • Business now use electronics so transactions are made faster and there is a higher international competitiveness giving the consumers greater choices.
  • Interactions across boundaries lead to the mixing of cultures where it was impossible before.
  • New ideas and images are integrated and spread to provoke reactions and resistance. This allows people to have more insight on what is happening on the world an now if they are happy with how they are.
  • Diversity has become a global value, promoted through international organization and movements.

Non Examples/Negatives of Globalization and Cultural Diversity

  • On the other hand, there are countries who try to diminish the material entering from other cultures.
  • external image images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQu-BfKxQJ--H6YZSZ_jsUQWIYb3ycw2LMwgyT92c1weQqhrDxiwWFDu0uLFor example, China has banned 100 songs from being feautred in websites for being out of tune with the country's cultural authorities.
  • This allows bigger multinationals to take over the world and exploit third world countries for their resources.
  • A desire for westernization may override certain cultures and they would be lost, also called cultural imperialism.

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