CHAPTER 2

Tracing the Roots of Globalization

From the dawn of civilization, man has always reached out and touched others to sustain their needs and to improve their lives. International trade, both in ancient times as well as in the modern era, allows one to take resources from places of abundance to insufficient areas. The mutual benefit derived from the exchange process has enabled societies to both survive and prosper. Cross-territorial movement and the engagement of those apart from us have resulted in both the destruction and building of civilization, both intertwined like the yin and yang of human interaction as well as all things. It is because of the trading imperative canvas that the historic development of the world has taken place ...

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