In the contemporary global economy, the rich nations have spread their business operations in almost every country on planet Earth. According to the World Fact Book of the Central Intelligence Agency, The USA, with a GDP of $14.3 trillion, is the richest nation in the world. Multinational companies based in the USA like Dell Computers, McDonald’s, Motorola, General Motors, Ford, and many conglomerates, have their branches all over the world.
Global business operations of these American companies have also resulted in the spread of American culture. For instance, let us take the case of McDonald’s, which is a leading fast-food chain of restaurants. The interiors of every McDonald’s restaurant portray the American lifestyle. Besides, the food menu and the eating habits reflect the American culture. Hence, the people living in other countries follow these American etiquettes not only within the restaurant, but also at home. Similarly, there is a craze for the Hollywood movies in countries worldwide. In fact, some film cities have named their production units by incorporating the word “Hollywood” into the original names of their cities and languages.
For example, “Bollywood” is the Indian film industry based in Bombay, and gets its name by combining with “Hollywood.”Hollywood stars like Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Will Smith, Harrison Ford, etc. are well-known all over the world. The grand Oscar Awards are watched by fans around the globe. The American culture penetrates every nation, and every city of the world through its movies. Also, there are numerous American TV shows like The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Simpsons, etc.
, which propagate the American belief, lifestyle, and culture. Likewise, the American MTV (Music Television) channel is broadcast globally, and some of the famous singers like Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez and Michael Jackson have a global fan club. Thus, through globalization of American economy, there has been a globalization of American culture as well.
ReferencesCentral Intelligence Agency. The World Fact Book. Retrieved fromhttps://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2001rank.html