GLOBALIZATION AND THE IMPOVERISHMENT OF THE THIRD WORLD
This paper traces the historical development of globalization as a process and analyzes the economic and political impact of globalization on poor countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. The paper discusses the role of the United States of America in driving and leading the globalization process and directing it in a way that enhances American's own interests at the expense of the great majority of world population. The paper attempts to show that globalization is an imposed process on other countries by different means, including economic, political and in certain instances military intervention. In short, the paper attempts to prove that globalization is, in fact, an imperialist process that works against the long-term interests of 80% of world population. In this respect, it is based on unequal development that resulted in a new world order, whereby one-fifth of world population controls 80% of world natural and industrial resources.