Some people think the increasing business and cultural contact between countries brings many positive effects. Others say it causes the loss of national identities. Discuss on both sides and give your opinion.

Some people think the increasing business and cultural contact between countries brings
many positive effects. Others say it causes the loss of national identities. Discuss on both
sides and give your opinion.


[shc_shortcode class=”shc_mybox”]Globalisation has resulted in more business and cultural contacts among different nations.
This also means that in many ways people around the world are becoming more and more
similar. This situation has both pros and cons which I shall discuss in the following
paragraphs.
There are many benefits of globalisation. To begin with there are more jobs because of
globalisation. Multinational companies have opened in many parts of the world providing
jobs to thousands of people. Secondly, there is more efficient trade between different
countries around the globe thereby improving the economies of developing countries.
People have more opportunities to travel and therefore have awareness of other cultures.
What is more, today people have more choices of products because of globalisation.

There are also many reasons why people say that national identities are being lost. We eat
the same food, watch the same TV programmes, listen to the same music and wear the
same clothes. People have also started speaking one language, English, in many parts of the
world. In fact, English has become the lingua franca today.

However, I feel that this is a very narrow definition of national identities and nations are as
different as they were ever in the past. Cultural identity is based on far more than just the
films we watch or the clothes we wear. For example, take my own culture of India and
compare it to the west. We may wear any clothes, but we never take the names of elders
and call them with respect. In the west, it is quite OK to call anyone by name. In fact, they
appreciate it more. I believe that after knowing about other cultures, we learn to respect
our culture even more. So, some very deep rooted national identities will always be there.

To put it in a nutshell, I pen down saying that there are more advantages of increasing trade
and cultural contact among nations. Whatever similarities we see today are only on the
surface. Total loss of national identities can never take place.Some people think the increasing business and cultural contact between

Some people think the increasing business and cultural contact between

Some people think the increasing business and cultural contact between



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