Globalization is an historical process that began with the first movement of people out of Africa into other parts of the world. Traveling short or long distances, migrants, merchants and others have delivered their ideas, customs and products to new lands. The melding, borrowing and adaptation of outside influences are found in many areas of human life.
The Peterson Institute for International Economics offers a reminder about an age-old process: “Globalization encourages each country to specialize in what it produces best using the least amount of resources.”
Historians may be too focused on national borders
There were twists, turns and distortions
Regional history should acknowledge culture, history and global prominence
A long and common history too often goes ignored
World War II still influences relations