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Cultural Leveling

Cultural leveling is a process in which cultures become similar to one another. The globalization of capitalism brings with it both technology and Western culture.

Japan, for example, has adopted not only capitalism but also Western forms of dress and music, transforming it into a blend of Western and Eastern cultures.

Although the bridging of geography, time, and culture by electronic signals and the exportation of Western icons do not in and of themselves mark the end of traditional cultures, the inevitable result is some degree of cultural leveling.

Travel and communication bridge time and space to such an extent that there is almost no "other side of the world" anymore.