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  • Not the same but...

    Globalization is the new form of Imperialism. How people don't understand this is frightening. Globalization keeps poor nations poor and makes the corporations richer and richer. Do some research to see the effects of what China is doing in Africa or Walmart. This is the goal of Neoliberalism. Check it out.

  • Yes they relate

    Because what existed in imperialism is just existing nowadays in globalization, take the elements of imperialism then relate with that of globalization, nearly they are the same but different in operation,. For example monopolization in imperialism concerned exploitation of natural resources but of globalization is all about areas for investment and for market.

  • Loosely similar concepts

    The question as to whether one thinks globalization is the same as imperialism ultimately depends on their definitions of the two concepts. The issue is complicated by the fact that when people think of imperialism they immediately think of great historical empires. Imperialism does remain today. Less-so in a military sense though still to an extent, but certainly in a cultural sense. Cultural imperialism and globalization are very similar indeed. Globalization does not merely refer to an integration of economies, but also to ideas, religions and cultures. All areas of the globe are becoming increasingly westernized! Many can argue that integration of general standards (e.G human rights) is a form of cultural imperialism but also a globalization of ideas.

  • Loosely similar concepts

    The question as to whether one thinks globalization is the same as imperialism ultimately depends on their definitions of the two concepts. The issue is complicated by the fact that when people think of imperialism they immediately think of great historical empires. Imperialism does remain today. Less-so in a military sense though still to an extent, but certainly in a cultural sense. Cultural imperialism and globalization are very similar indeed. Globalization does not merely refer to an integration of economies, but also to ideas, religions and cultures. All areas of the globe are becoming increasingly westernized! Many can argue that integration of general standards (e.G human rights) is a form of cultural imperialism but also a globalization of ideas.

  • Globalization is corporate imperialism as opposed to national imperialism.

    Take africa as an example, the process of de-colonizing this continent was run primarily by Russia and the United States, both of which were (and are) heavily corrupt and both of which wanted to have empires of their own. According to the CIA one of their main policies was to "remove europe from africa" effectively ending european exploitation of the continent, however....All we have to do is look at photographs of africans walking around in american clothing and we'll figure out that the exploitation has remained constant, the only change is who has been exploiting. Instead of nations employing forced labour programs to aid in the development of their colonies ,multinational corporations are constructing sweat shops in the third world and outsourcing homegrown jobs to these localities. This, paired with the massive rubbish heaps present in former colonies looks to me like exploitation, and because of that...Like imperialism.

  • Globalisation = cultural, political & economic imperialism

    Definition of imperialism = a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through colonization, use of military force, or other means (Oxford Dictionary). Whether you believe globalisation fits this definition comes down to your belief about what globalisation entails. If globalisation is purely down to the vast technological advances that have taken place over the last two or three decades (e.G. Satellite TV, internet etc.), you need to ask yourself if any particular country or culture dominates that global flow of information. If you accept globalisation involves political and economic expansion or integration (through bodies such as the IMF, World Bank, G8 etc.), you need to ask yourself if these developments and supranational institutions favour certain national or cultural (and economic) interests. While considering this, perhaps you might also consider whether certain countries/cultures have systematically used military supremacy to ensure the spread of their cultural values at the expense of other, more localised, cultures, economies and political institutions. Whether you think these developments are 'good' or 'bad' is a moral argument, but I would suggest globalisation clearly involves cultural, political, economic, and yes, military imperialism: if we are to accept a literal definition of the term.

  • Globalisation and Imperialism

    Yes,Globalization is the same as imperialism.It is politically incorrect in many American academic circles to speak of the West's originality, while highly correct to talk about Western imperialism. Unfortunately the two are aspects of the same thing. The West's imperialism was not a criminal enterprise, as some believe, but a natural product of the West's sense of mastery over things and over nature, and its conviction that its ideas are universal ideas that are valid for every society everywhere.

  • No, globalization and imperialism are two seperate concepts

    Globalization is not the same as imperialism. Globalization refers to the interaction, economically and politically, between different nations' companies, governments and citizens. Globalization is largely due to the advancements of the internet. Imperialism refers to a nation which occupies multiple foreign nations and regions, such as Japan in the World War II era.

  • Globalization is different from Imperialism

    Imperialism was something that occurred at the end of the 19th century. Wealthy nations took advantage of mineral rich undeveloped countries. Globalization is simply the expansion of something, such as business, to a global scale. Our economy is becoming globalized, but imperialism in the traditional sense is long gone from our world.

  • Globalization Refers to Economic Ties, Imperialism Involves Political Influence

    We live in a global economy. When one country's economy falters, the entire world feels it as evidenced by the housing crisis in America in 2007 and 2008. Imperialism is about taking over countries politically, similar to what European monarchs tried to do 500 years ago by marrying into royal families. Adolf Hitler also tried imperialism by taking control of Europe during World War II.

  • Imperialism is NATIONAL, it colonises other nations. Global companies have no national affiliation -- only markets and profit.

    In previous centuries, dominant countries colonised other parts of the world and added them to the "Crown". Nowadays multinational companies move around the world with the profit... When Britain leaves the EU, multinationals will only think of their profits -- they have no thought for the country or the people. I think globalisation is more detached from the local history and culture...

  • Not the same

    Imperialism is an association between people that benefits one over another, while Globalization is the process making us interdependent in a economical,social,political,environmental,and technological way. So no the two concepts are not the same although there may be some links between them the two concepts them selves are not the same

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  • That's right globalization and imperialism are not the same but the are similar in some ways

    I have heard many different things about globalization and imperialism, some claim the the to are the same, some that they are similar and some that there is no connection at all between the two. For example Imperialism is when one country or person wants to dominate the world or another country in the world to make everyone like them. Globalization is leveling a playing field so to make everything equal (or try to!), and then prepares the way for a one-world government (eventually, the Antichrist) so they can rule the world.
    It may look like the US wants to Imperialize the Middle East, but that's not the case. We're building up Babylon again, preparing it for the Antichrist. As our economy suffers, theirs is improving to a great extent. I don't blame the people over there, it's just history playing out on its own course.

  • no globalization isn't imperialism

    While they are similar I do not think that globalization is the same as imperialism. Globalazation to my understanding is just the projection of an idea, product, or concept across the globe. It becomes imperialism when another idea, concept, or product is discouraged or infringed upon. As long as the two idea, concepts, or products can coexist it's globalization


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