Many different areas of the planet have contributed to the development of globalization. Although the tendency toward economic complexity and interdependence has its beginning in antiquity, not all are pleased with its ramifications for indigenous people or for its effect on national sovereignty issues.
Globalization is both an ideal and an event. Some see it as a political development while other would argue it is only economic. “World Government is coming..." (Norman Cousins, Human Events). In fact, it is far closer than all of us may believe.
Globalization will be, and can be the very concept that saves the planet and develops perpetual peace – as envisioned by Immanuel Kant. However, its usage must be forewarned and its implementation intricately balanced. A potential world government must be a democratically governed society. Leaders of the world must unite under one banner - society must turn away its differences, contain all conceptions of hatred and racial injustices that may still exist in our lives - each of which oppose the purpose and mission of globalization.
Globalization begins at home - and it has been for centuries - the only remaining question – can we afford not to?
This website is dedicated to informing the public about the concepts and meaning of Globalization - both past, present, and future interpretations of the world that we all live in.
This site has been created for the purpose of National History Day (NHD) and ThinkQuest® (a lateral competition). This year's topic for NHD is "Taking a Stand in History: People, Ideas and Events.” Operation Globalization is a project that shows how globalization started, what has changed since then, and how it affects today’s day-and-age.