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SummativeProject3PictureEssay

AlissaButcher

Thesis:
ContemporaryGlobalizationisdefinedasthefinalwaveofglobalization,andis
characterizedbytheaccelerationandintensificationofthetechnological,cultural,religious,
economicandpoliticalintegration.Globalizationhasapositiveeffectonourworldtodayandin
thepast.Globalizationthroughoutthegenerationsofourworldhaveaffectedusthroughseveral
encounterssuchastheinformationbelow.Eachpicturebelowrepresentsawaveof
globalizationwhichcausesanewbeginninginourworldtoday.Everyeventfromthepast
makesourfuturebuildandbecomebetterforthecitizensofourworld.Economicglobalizationis
theincreasingeconomicintegrationandinterdependenceofnational,regional,andlocal
economiesacrosstheworldthroughanintensificationofcrossbordermovementofgoods,
services,technologiesandcapital.Globaleventsfromallaroundtheworldincreaseordecrease
theeconomicvalues.Inthe1900seconomicglobalizationdecreasebecauseofmilitary
supplies,stockmarkets,ect.

Picture1:TheFamousFive

Intheearly1900s,TheFamousfive,werefivepowerfulwomanwhothoughtitwastheir
dutytotochangetherightsofjustmenvoting.Theychangedtheworldfrombeingonlymen
candoeverythingtowomenandmenworkingtogetherandagreeingthatwomenandmen
shouldbetreatedthesame.Thisishasapositiveeffectonglobalizationbecausethesefive
womenchangedthewaytheworldistoday.Theymadeitsothewomennowadayscanhave
therightstoequalityandbelievethattheyarejustasgoodasmen.

Picture2:WorldWar1


WorldWar1wasabattleonJuly281914toNovember111918.Itwasabattlebetween
Britain,France,UnitedStates,Italy,Russia,Germany,AustriaHungary,OttomanEmpireand
Bulgaria.WorldWar1wasstartedbecausetherewasaassassinationofFranzFerdinand,the
archdukeofAustriaHungary.FranzFerdinandpassingwasatthehandsofGavriloPrincip
a
SerbiannationalistwithtiestothesecretivemilitarygroupknownastheBlackHandpropelled
themajorEuropeanmilitarypowerstowardswar.(copiedfromwebsite).
Thiseventisapositive
aspectonglobalization.Inthepastthisworldwarwasneededbecausetheywantedtoshow
thathavingnationsbeingseparateandnotunitedcancauseproblemsbetweennations,
countries.Aftertheworldwarthenationsdidntlearnmuchwhichcausedworldwar2.

Picture3:WorldWar2

WorldWar2wasstartedonSeptember11939andendedonSeptember21945.There
weretwogroupsofcountriesonewasAxisPowers,includingGermany,ItalyandJapan.Onthe
othersideweretheAllies.TheyincludedBritain,France,Australia,Canada,NewZealand,India,
theSovietUnion,ChinaandtheUnitedStatesofAmerica.WorldWar2wascreatedwhen
GermanyinanunprovokedattackonPoland.BritainandFrancedeclaredwaronGermany
afterHitlerhadrefusedtoaborthisinvasionofPoland.Thisisalsoapositive.Thiseventisvery
similartothefirstworldwarbecauseitwasmeantinthesameway.Theynations,andcountries
wantedtoshowthatit'sbettertobeunited.Ittooksixyearsfortheworldtorealizethatitwould
bettertostopfightingandbecomeunited.Itdidinthefuturebecauselessfeudshappened.

Picture4:Holocaust


TheHolocaustwascreatedbytheHitler/GermanyonJanuary301933againstthejews.
ItendedonMay81945.TheHolocaustisthenamegiventothemurderofmillionsofJews,
Gypsiesetc.bytheNazisduring
WorldWarTwo
.DuringtheHolocaust,factoriesofdeath,such
asat
AuschwitzBirkenau
,
Sobibor
,
Chelmno
andT
reblinka
,werebuilttoensurethatthemass
murderswerecarriedout.Thiseventisnegativebecausewhatthenazisdidwaswrong
becausetheythoughtthattheywerebetterthaneveryoneelsesotheytriedtoassimilateand
destroywhoorwhattheythoughtwaswrong.Butthiseventisapositiveonglobalization
becausepeoplelookbackatitandunderstandhowitwasbadandthateveryoneisequaland
wecanlearnfromthemistakeoftheholocaust.

Picture5:TheGreatDepression

TheGreatDepressionwasstartedOctober291929to1939.In1929theeconomydid
crash.Poorregulatedstockmarketscrashedcausingariot.TheBanksfailedtakingpeoples
savingswiththem.Companieswentbankrupt,leavingmillionsoutofwork.TheMiseryand
povertyweresobad,thatitleadtosocialandpoliticalbreakdown,andevencontributedtoa
worldwar.IThasapositiveeffectofglobalizationbecauseitshowshowinterconnectedwere
becauseassoonasoneeconomyornationcrashesorgetsintoadepressionnationsaround
feeltheeconomydroppingto.Butwerealizeitnowandtrytohelpandcontributetothenations
thatarecrashing.

Picture6:RussianRevolution

TheRussianRevolutionbeganonMarch81917to1918.Itstartedbecausewomen
begantoprotestonthestreets,demandingformorefood.Therumorsofhoardedbreadthatis
keptfromthepeoplemotivatedthesewomen.Afterwards,menandchildrenjoinedthewomen
andtheirdemandsturnedtotheabdicationofthetsar,NicholasII.Bytheendoftheafternoon,
100,000peoplewereoutonthestreets.NicholasIIwasknownforhisinabilityorlackofpolitical
knowledgeandimpulsivity.Heorderedthearmytroopstoattacktheprotesters(Women,Men,
Children).Thearmyfollowedordersatfirstwhichwaskillingabiggroupofpeople.Butthe
soldierslefthimbecausetheythoughttheleaderwaswrong.Thesoliders,knownasthe
Cossacks,wentonmutinyandjoinedthepeopleafewdayslater.Thearmysoldierswerentthe
onlyoneswhowentonmutinythough,thesailors,navalsoldiers,refusedtofolloworderstoo.
Soonenough,allthesesoldierswhowereonmutinywouldarrestandsometimesevenexecute
theirgenerals.Aftermanydemandsandmanydeaths,
NicholasIIabdicatedandthepowerwas
inthehandsoftheprovisionalgovernment.Theprovisionalgovernmentwasconsistedofthe
restoftheDuma,whichistheRussianparliament.Thus,itwasmainlyconsistedoftheupper
class.TheFebruaryrevolutiondidnotexpressthemajorityofRussiasdemandsandopinions
though,sinceitwasmainlylocatedinPetrograd.(FromaWebsite).
Thiseventwaspositive
becauseitshowsusthatourworldhastohaveinbetweenofcapitalismandcommunism.
Essentiallyitdidn'tworkoutbutwithouttheRussianrevolutionwewouldntoflearnedthatour
worldcannotberunjustbethegovernmentorbythepeople.

Picture7:CivilRightsAct

TheCivilRightsActBeganin1964.Thisevent
isalandmarkpieceofcivilrights

legislationintheUnitedStatesthatoutlaweddiscriminationbasedonrace,color,
religion,sex,ornationalorigin.Thisispositivebecauseitmadeitsothatthereis

equalityinourworldtoday,andmadeitsopeoplenowadayswouldaccepteachother
andnottreateachotherdifferently.

Picture8:TheColdWar

TheColdWarBeganin1947andendedin1991.TheColdWarwasthegreatrivalry
betweenthecommunistSovietUnionanditsalliesagainsttheUnitedStatesanditsWestern
alliesthatbeganafterWorldWarII.ThecreationofNATOhelpedpreventtheColdWarfrom
becomingahotwarthatwouldhaveledtheworldtonuclearArmageddon.Itispositivebecause
welearntthatacommunistsocietyisnotfittorunoursocietybutacapitalistsocietyisntgood
either.Sothetwohavetoworktogethertocreateasubstantialenvironmentforustoday.

Conclusion:

Throughoutthecourseofthe1900s,ithasaffectourworldthroughcontemporaryand
economicglobalization.Theeventsaboveeachplayapartinourpresentworldtoday.Suchas
theworldwars,becauseofthemwelearnedthatourworldisbetterinterconnectedthen
separate.Theeventsinourpasthastaughtourworldthatweneedtobeinterconnected,have
equality,havefreeandfairtrademarketeconomies,ect.Insayingthat,Contemporaryand
economicglobalizationarebothpositiveforourworldtoday.