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Department
Geography
Course
Geography 2143A/B
Professor
Milford Green
Semester
Fall

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Globalization and Revolt ­ example of processing US potatoes into French fries, and exporting them ­ in China, a cell phone is called “Big Brother’s talking machine” o status symbol and identifier of economic well­being ­ globalization also spreads diseases like SARS, AIDS, and HIV ­ supra­nationalism – break­down of political borders, ex: Strasbourg, France ­ WTO – world trade organization o seeks to reduce tariffs and other barriers to free trade ­ localization – anti­globalization o seeking to prevent the inter­connection of the world o people fear that everything will be the “same” everywhere ­ could unrest in the world be in response to globalization? o specifically targeted at “the west” o the US is seen as an unfair broker of peace in Israel/Palestin What is an American Car? Toyota Sequoia is more of an American SUV then a Jeep Patriot  80% domestic  Jeep is only 66% domestic  A car sold by GM, Ford, or Chrysler is less American than Toyota, Honda, or Nissan  Thomas Klier wrote  25% of the parts used in vehicles assembled in the U.S. came from overseas, and another 25% were  manufactured here by foreign­owned parts makers  GM now sells mor
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