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Globalization Isn't New

The proudly independent states found themselves interdependent as never before, increasingly bound in one economic web, and forming a vast theater of interrelated politics, wars, law, literature, and art.

The above quotation could be a description penned in 2005 of the current trend of globalization.  But it isn’t.

It’s a description, written by historian Will Durant in 1957, of Europe in the mid-16th century.