Essay by SusanRUniversity, Bachelor'sB+, May 2006

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In the history of civilizations the contest for human interaction has been war. Since war has been a part of life, we should look at war more than a lack of peace than an eruption of hostility. Despite how advanced our world is today with global telecommunications, the ability to travel to space, and nano technology, war is still a part of every day life for a large part of the global population, but in this newly connected global marketplace, peace has or will have even more value than war.

Globalization is a connected marketplace of economics, education and travel. It is now just as easy to communicate with someone on the opposite side of the globe as it is to communicate with someone on the opposite side of town you live in. If you look around on the UNCC campus you see people from around the world. We have so many cultures just packed into one campus.

Distances and borders are starting mean less and less in this globalized world, and since the start of history they have meant less as time has progressed. Communications just keep getting cheaper and faster. Because of this, we now depend on each other more than ever, which just may be the best way for us to find peace. Most of globalization happens without the effort of those involved; it is just part of our everyday life.

Wal-Mart imports more than $12 billion worth of goods from China every year. Hyundai, while once a joke of a car company for American customers, is quickly becoming a sales champ in the US, topping 400,000 new car sales last year. It has had the largest growth of all car sales in time. The computer that I am typing on now was made in Taiwan, and...