Impact of Globalization on Nationalism

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The world is fast changing and its impact is visible on every sort of development. Globalization represents the main stage of today's order. Actually it is an addition to and not a substitute for the existing international order. It involves a series of activities giving impetus to social, economic, political and cultural trends for new standards of mankind. International interaction has always been made to accelerate the pace of development. So, is the case with globalization.
In pre-medieval period scientific and technological developments took place in the countries like China, Saudi Arab, Indian and Turkey. Printing press, Gun Powder, Iron, Suspension Bridge, Kite, Magnetic Needle, Fan and the like had been invented in China, more than thousand years ago. Indian had the knowledge of decimal system and zero during first to six century A.D. Arab mathematician Mohammad-Ibn-Musa-Al-Khwarizmi developed the technique of algorithm and Algebra. Similarly, printing press was invented in China while the first published book was in Sanskrit. It was translated into Mandarin (China's language) in fifth century A.D. via Arab countries. Similarly, the knowledge of algorithm, algebra and the printing press entered into central Europe during eleventh and fourteen century and that deeply impressed European renaissance, religious reforms and industrialization. This process was instrumented in bringing unexpected changes in European life. Similarly, before the medieval times, the flow of science and technology was form non-West to West. Thereafter, the direction of this process got reversed. The process of globalization is neither initiated by West nor by non-West. Nationalism is being affected by the chains of actions inherent in the process of globalization.