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Jeremy Gardner

Professor Almendros

SOC 280E

Final Paper

Relationship between Globalization and Military Actions

Globalization can be defined in many ways depending on the way one looks at it. According to Merriam-webster.com, globalization is defined as “the development of an increasingly integrated global economy marked especially by free trade, free flow of capital, and the tapping of cheaper foreign labor markets.” Globalization101.com defines it as “a process of interaction and integration among the people, companies, and governments of different nations, a process driven by international trade and investment and aided by information technology. This process has effects on the environment, on culture, on political systems, on economic development and prosperity, and on human physical well-being in societies around the world.” Clearly, shown by these two separate definitions, globalization can be looked at in many different ways.

In recent times, one of the biggest catalysts for globalization has been technology. Technology has changed so many different aspects of the world that we live in and has helped shape the world into what it is today.

The question at hand is, what is the relationship between globalization and military actions? There are many points to argue that there is a significant relationship, while at the same time, there are many points to argue that there is not great relationship between the two. One large comparison between the two, as stated above, is technology. Technology is pushing globalization ahead and at the same time it is changing the way the military does things on a day-to-day basis.

A great example of globalization, war, and technology is drones. Drones are unmanned vehicles that are built to perform and accomplish certain tasks. In the military, they are used for dangerous search and rescue missions, search mine fields, and more. The drones can be controlled...