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Globalization on the Nationhood of Countries

            Globalization is defined as a process that, based on international strategies, aims to expand business operations on a worldwide level, and was precipitated by the facilitation of global communications due to technological advancements, and socioeconomic, political and environmental developments [Nic12]. As countries become more interconnected through this process of globalization, the most common effect is the eventual loss of the countries nationhood, as countries indulge further into globalization the repercussion are that they become too dependent on one another for things that were not part of their everyday lives before, now due to globalization the worlds countries would become cripple without each other thus leading them to lose their nationhood. Through processes like trade countries have stopped relying on local work in order to get goods that they want instead if another country has an abundance of whatever it is that this country may want, instead of actually growing or producing themselves, they just import these goods, this is a direct example of how countries are becoming too interdependent on each other and it is causing them to lose their nationhood. However that is just one example of how globalization is affecting the nation hood of countries, there are many more and some will be touched up directly in this body of writing. .
             Trade and foreign exchange started to be liberalized in the Caribbean in the early 1990's. This process of globalization in the Caribbean shows itself in 2 ways. Firstly through the subsidies of the government that paid to food farmers crops stopped, resulting in the increase of price for these products, and secondly the import regime was liberalized causing an increase of goods imported from foreign countries (Ahmed). The farmers were not prepared for the overwhelming increase of globalization, however globalization has made the farmers aware of the process of liberalization and made them adopt new innovations to be competitive in the world market (Ahmed).

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