What is globalization? Doesn’t necessarily have to be about economics

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I cannot really find a good definition that I can comprehend, so please, ELI5

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Anonymous 0 Comments

It’s how almost every country is/can be connected to every other country. Economic supply chains. Civil laws and liberties. How TV shows and movies are shown around the world. How one nations actions can directly affect other nations, e.g. pollution or teaching a history that another nation wants to keep hidden. It’s about information moving more and more unfettered across national boundaries.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Instead of sourcing everything locally, you source everything from where it is cheapest and you have access to everything from around the world. Playstation and Nintendo are Japanese products, yet you can use them.
But coming back to point one, the journey of your trousers is a great example of globalization. The cotton is picked in India, from where it is moved to China, where they make yarn out of it. The yarn is moved to Taiwan, where it is dyed blue. The blue dyed yarn is moved go poland where the yarn is woven to fabric. The fabric is moved to the philipines where they cut and sew the jeans. The idea for the style comes from sweden, a french company writes the little labels how to wash the jeans. And to get the used look the jeans is sent to Greece where they wash it with pumice. And then the jeans finally moves to your clothing store.

Anonymous 0 Comments

In software, globalisation is about making sure the code supports multiple input and output of written languages and alphabets (latin, cyrillic, cantonese), including dates, times, currency, timezones etc Allowing left to right (english) and right to left (arabic) inputs to be accepted. Then you have localisation, which is the process of making sure certain actual languages (English, French, Russian) are supported, including sub-languages (American English, Australian English, French France, French Belgium etc).

Anonymous 0 Comments

The fact that I am talking to you and sharing my thoughts from Moldova to wherever you are is a part of globalization. This would not be possible 40 years ago.