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Old 05-13-2018, 11:33 AM   #21
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Cricket is still hugely popular among South Asians.

It was originally bought to them from outside during the British Raj but it really stuck with them, till the point where they will have awesome parties when their team wins, and nasty riots when their team loses
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Old 05-13-2018, 11:34 AM   #22
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Cricket is still hugely popular among South Asians.

It was originally bought to them from outside during the British Raj but it really stuck with them, till the point where they will have awesome parties when their team wins, and nasty riots when their team loses
It's kinda funny how football isn't really that popular in the largest former British colonies(India, USA, Canada and Australia).
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Old 05-13-2018, 01:57 PM   #23
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On one hand it leads to exchange of ideas, which is to benefit of the whole humanity.

It also transforms some countries into factories, which ensures that there wouldn't be another global war, because, any big conflict like that will hurt both sides of the war equally.

On the other hand, it leads to vanishing of the nations, as we have understood them. Problem is not all cultures are equal: some are more "traditional" (read: aggressive and primitive than the others) and they are threatening to replace those cultures that lead for modern world making globalization possible in the first place.

I don't think they will be able to assimilate more advanced cultures completely, at least, until politicians will see some use in more conservative (and brainwashed) population, but they still capable of making some damage.

In the end, world is too big and diverse, even in the modern state and complete globalization won't be achieved during our lifetime, I think.
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:32 PM   #24
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On one hand it leads to exchange of ideas, which is to benefit of the whole humanity.

It also transforms some countries into factories, which ensures that there wouldn't be another global war, because, any big conflict like that will hurt both sides of the war equally.

On the other hand, it leads to vanishing of the nations, as we have understood them. Problem is not all cultures are equal: some are more "traditional" (read: aggressive and primitive than the others) and they are threatening to replace those cultures that lead for modern world making globalization possible in the first place.

I don't think they will be able to assimilate more advanced cultures completely, at least, until politicians will see some use in more conservative (and brainwashed) population, but they still capable of making some damage.

In the end, world is too big and diverse, even in the modern state and complete globalization won't be achieved during our lifetime, I think.
Even if nations were to somewhat disappear or unite with others in the future, cultures wouldn't per se. Let's remind ourselves that nation states as we know them are a rather modern thing. Nationalism only became a thing in Europe around what, Napoleon's time?

A lot of people aren't aware and view countries like Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, etc. as being homogeneous/uniform countries; when it's far from being the truth. Even in more homogeneous nations you'll see some regional rivalries, so imagine in more diverse ones.

And yeah, cultures and especially societies aren't all equal. There's still a lot of barbaric practices in many parts of the world. People mustn't use the "but it's tradition!" as a cop out. Also, Westerners often are afraid of criticising backwards traditions out from Africa and Asia due to fear of being called ethnocentric or racist(the biggest insult out there these days).
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And yeah, cultures and especially societies aren't all equal. There's still a lot of barbaric practices in many parts of the world. People mustn't use the "but it's tradition!" as a cop out. Also, Westerners often are afraid of criticising backwards traditions out from Africa and Asia due to fear of being called ethnocentric or racist(the biggest insult out there these days).
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