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In news items, globalization often goes hand in hand with

world trade, international investments, and currency


exchanges and their adverse consequences on common
people. Economic interdependency has undoubtedly been
connected with both opulence and poverty from the
individual to the international level. However, the
international trade also affects the international stages in
more than one way. International commerce has a
prevalent influence over diverse fields of human activity
due to the propagation of transboundary political,
economic, and military issues all over the world. Within the
various reasons on which economic internationalists base
their argumentation to favour free economic interchanges
and foster economic development, non-economic reasons
shed a new light on the promotion and preservation of
peace on the world stage.

First, economic
interchanges favour world
cooperation. Countries that
are interested in benefiting
from international trade
and commerce necessarily
need to create friendly
relations with other states.
On the one hand, economic
interactions between two
different states inevitably
necessitate that those
countries augment the
number of their contacts
for different reasons. For
instance, such as in
Europe, countries establish
a legal framework so as to
regulate their respective
requirements as regards
customs standards.
Consequently, diplomatic
relations intensify in order
to settle economic and
legal compromises to
facilitate the transports
through borders.
Accordingly, countries that
are involved in
international commercial
and financial activities not
only augment their
contacts with foreign
countries but they also
tighten those links in order
to preserve their
prosperity. On the other
hand, economic
interactions between
different states necessarily
arouse interest in the
general population for what
appears as "exotic". For
example, the fact that
individuals appreciate the
culture of foreign countries
when they travel abroad
for trading their products
or when they accommodate
foreign representatives
spreads a better
comprehension of other
cultures. As a
consequence, economic
interchanges enhance the
comprehension,
cooperation, and
interactions between
countries and, thus,
strengthen the political
connections that promote
world cooperation.

Second, economic
interchanges help dwindle
violence between states.
Countries rely more and
more on supplies of
materials from foreign
origin, which certainly
refrains them from
attempting aggressive
behaviours against states
that do not support their
political beliefs. Indeed, in
case of war, producers can
cease the providing of
essential resources for their
counterparts, such as oil or
water, or even blockade
their trade networks, which
can prove to be detrimental
to their economies.
Furthermore, citizens of the
countries in the south
hemisphere are more and
more resentful towards
north states as the
northern affluence expands
and as the southern
poverty runs rampant.
Consequently, the
expansion of economic
interchanges between and
within the two hemispheres
can fill the gap of the
south's sense of relative
deprivation and, thus,
alleviate tensions between
northern and southern
countries. Therefore,
economic interchanges help
maintain previous
diplomatic relations in
addition to slow down the
impoverishment in the
southern hemisphere and,
thus, relieve the feeling of
resentment against the
north that is a main cause
of potential menace to
global security.

Third, economic
interchanges promote
democracy all over the
world. The propagation of
commercial and financial
activities between states
leads to the subsequent
dissemination of the
concept of free enterprise
on the world stage. Indeed,
the capitalist system
promotes certain principles,
which remain essential for
its perpetuation. For
instance, the capitalist
system encourages
independent decision-
making for expanding
commerce. Furthermore, it
also favours the free
circulation of flows of ideas
within a state and with the
outside world in order to
enhance the required
intellectual emulation for
achieve commercial
success. Finally, the
capitalist system also
intensifies the development
of puissant financial
interests through
investments in
transnational businesses.
The common feature of all
those characteristics is that
capitalism favours the
propagation of liberty.
However, in terms of
political system, liberty
shapes democracies rather
than dictatorial regimes.
The multiplication of
channels of communication
and their subsequent
dissemination of foreign
influences in a society
overwhelm the stringent
regulations of authoritarian
systems. Consequently,
economic interchanges
indirectly promote
democracy through the
undermining of
authoritarian political
regimes. Finally, the
propagation of democracy
tends to encourage the
resolution of conflicts
through diplomatic ways
rather than through war
and, thus, reduces
potential menace to global
security.

Whether analysts agree or


disagree with the potential
beneficial effects of
globalization, economic
interchanges retain a
powerful grip on the
current domestic and
transnational economic
relations. Moreover, those
relationships induce a
political reorganization of
the world since it keeps a
significant influence on all
types of political systems,
and particularly
authoritarian regimes, due
to the expansion of
cooperative behaviour from
the individual to the
international level. The
slow disappearance of
unilateral economic policies
and the gradual
augmentation of
international commercial
and financial rules through
collaborative commercial
activities and expansionist
support to economic
developments lessen the
number and the intensity of
the menaces against global
security in the short term
caused by resentful
emotions felt by
individuals. In addition,
they also diminish the
propensity to exacerbate
conflicting relations
between states in the long
run due to political
divergences. Finally,
economic interchanges
seemingly create and
maintain a peaceful climate
on the international stage,
which reinforces the
position of democracy in
world politics.