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Warm-up:. Describe what you think the term “globalization” means. 21 st -Century United States. Globalization. America & The World. After WWII (1942), the U.S. became world superpower with Russia “New world order”—spread democracy

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warm up
Warm-up:
  • Describe what you think the term “globalization” means.
america the world
America & The World
  • After WWII (1942), the U.S. became world superpower with Russia
  • “New world order”—spread democracy
  • Critics on left charge that U.S. is using military “intervention” to advance economic interests
    • 1991 Gulf War & 2003 Iraq War
  • Critics on right charge that U.S. allowing itself to be swayed by interests of other nations
    • 1993 Somalia & 1993 Balkans (humanitarian)
    • Ceding sovereignty to international organizations
america the world1
America & The World
  • Turn of 21st-Century view was interventionist
  • UN-United Nations
    • International organization but steered by US
  • WTO-World Trade Organization
    • Free-trade agreements
  • IMF-International Monetary Fund
    • Controls international credit and exchange rates
  • World Bank
    • Makes money available for development projects in many countries
opposition to globalization
Opposition to Globalization
  • Labor unions
    • Export of jobs
  • Other groups
    • Humanitarian—working conditions
    • New class of “slave laborers”
  • Environmentalists
    • Exporting industrial pollution & toxic waste
other nation s opposition
Other Nation’s Opposition
  • Resented way world economy left them in poverty—exploited & oppressed
  • Grievances concerning religion & culture
    • Stay away from Western ideas and ideals
  • U.S. constant intervention in Middle East since 1970s until today
activity
Activity:
  • Tightly Wound