Globalization: Haiti and New Zealand Essay

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Final Essay The term “Globalization” might be considerably new as it has been used more in this decade; however, it has been happening since several centuries ago as the rise of imperialism. Whenas Civilized countries started to colonize less-developing countries, bringing influences in many aspects, interfacing colonial culture and merging with the regional culture. The comparison between two countries from the Oceanic and the Caribbean, Haiti and New Zealand can illustrates how globalization has played an essential role in both countries when it comes to their development on each criterion. New Zealand, on the Oceanic continent, is an island country from the southwest Pacific Ocean, and geologically divided into two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island. Haiti, on another hand has its official name of the Republic of Haiti, is a Caribbean nation that shares it land with Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola. Haiti is also known of the poorest country in the western Hemisphere, plagued by the natural and economic disasters. Two countries from two continent has very distinct features geopolitically, environmentally, economically, culturally and its flow of settlement due to globalization, geographic location and history. The process of international integration arising from the interchange of worldviews, ideas and culture, and all begin when imperialism of colonizing flowed among the British, France, Spain etc. and the United States occupation in the post-World War I period, and also the massive migration to a non-developed nation (in order word it’s invasion) which both happened respectively on Haiti and New Zealand. Two different massive settlements have demonstrated the positive and negative impacts toward the original inhabitants and also reflected colonizers’ ambitious cruelty toward other human beings, and their superior state of mind of conquering. Haiti’s original settlers, Amerindian inhabitants, its dominant group was the Taino, than the Ciboney. Their lives was once quite rustic, innocent and peaceful, farming for their own food, and having their own pasturage, trading in the farmed cassava root, fishing among their people on their islands. Until Christopher Columbus first landed and named it as “La Lsla Española” (known as the island of Hispaniola nowadays), and claimed it for Spain, launched the first European settlement on this island. It had come the era of colonized for the Taino and the Ciboney. At first, they were not aware of what was going on, and welcomed these settlers to join in this land. But then, the hatred arise toward the new Spanish arrivals arise when they forced the Taino and Ciboney to mine for gold, or else they would panelized them to death or ship them into slavery in other parts of “their New World”. Tanio and Ciboney population had dropped to a hundred and fifty known individuals from estimated one hundred thousand and several millions initially due to the cruelty of slavery, diseases that the European brought, and skirmishes of resistance against Spanish rule. Soon after, the colonizers annihilated all Taino and Ciboney. They began importing slavery in 1517 from Africa to substitute the labor. British, French and the Netherlands as these nations attempted to interrupt the Spanish shipments of gold. The British even has developed an official military campaign in 1586, however they fail to succeed to claim this land to their own, yet had weaken Spain’s crown of colonizing this land. Spaniards’ control on this land had been furthered weaken along with the French settlement in the 17th century, and decided to sign the Treaty of Ryswick in 1697 of releasing the western third of Hispaniola to France. The