Globalization has often been entitled a global phenomenon, but it is not simple to define. There are several discussions about when it definitely began and whether it is a good or a bad thing for people. However, many agree that globalization is a movement present in the world today, which allows money, goods and services to flow more quickly around the globe. People are much more connected with each other than they ever were and communication is increasingly faster thanks to technology. Nevertheless, while globalization is good for foreign business and international trade, it also permits illegal activities to operate as if national borders did not exist, such as the black market, terrorism and drug traffic. As a result, it can be stated that globalization dilutes major powers' authorities in the sense that cross-border-flows take place outside the control of governments and without their knowledge.
As regards globalization and knowing its positive effects, whatever real benefits it may confer they necessarily should be extended to all people in the world, especially in terms of the respect for human rights. Therefore, the American messianic mission, still following the old doctrine of Manifest Destiny, has been to enforce democracy and liberal ideas through the wave of globalization, no matter whether governments, particularly the socialist ones, desire to share them. Since globalization reduces the distances and permits information to cross the world in a faster manner, disseminating American values has become clearly easier and they can be increasingly seen in each part of the world.