This article found on the National Geographic website discusses the history of globalization and how it dates back to Ancient Greek culture and spread across much of southwestern Asia, northern Africa, and southern Europe. This article also discusses how the Industrial Revolution rapidly sped up globalization and the trading of raw materials between nations. This article also discusses how modern communication has greatly impacted globalization and plays a huge role in why globalization has taken off in recent years. Also, increased travel has helped globalization spread because people are experiencing different cultures and popular culture is spreading from nation to nation, such as citizens in the United States enjoy African music. This article also discusses how the rise of international trade is important to globalization and also that nations are becoming more politically connected to one another.
This article can be found at: http://education.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/globalization/