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    Posted: 05 Jan 2011 at 21:45
Were there some turning points that year, marking the era of "global society", at least at a symbolic level? After China became a republic practically all large societies of the globe seems to have been to some degree influenced by "modern global" thoughts. Some of the last parts Africa came under colonial powers (Italy), and some of the last "inaccessible" parts of the globe were reached, especially the South Pole. It may be controversial to claim any "anniversary" of the modern world, but some important events seems to belong to 1911.
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The year is certainly a key one in the development of the British Constitution, with the passage of the Parliament Act that began the process of removing the powers of the House of Lords: in fact it was that act that really first established the supremacy of the Commons.
 
With regard to Imperial developments, 1911 was the first year an All-India team toured England playing first-class matches, though no tests. It may also be of some symbolic relevance that the captain of the team was a Maharajah, but the most successful player was an 'untouchable'.
 
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Originally posted by gcle2003 gcle2003 wrote:

The year is certainly a key one in the development of the British Constitution, with the passage of the Parliament Act that began the process of removing the powers of the House of Lords: in fact it was that act that really first established the supremacy of the Commons.
 
With regard to Imperial developments, 1911 was the first year an All-India team toured England playing first-class matches, though no tests. It may also be of some symbolic relevance that the captain of the team was a Maharajah, but the most successful player was an 'untouchable'.
 
That leads to the question why the most common political system not only in Britain so often is labelled "democracy". In the "good old days" the "leading classes" would have avoided that, and they where probably very right. We learn of "the ancient roots of democracy" -  a very questionable idea.
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Well, the 'ancient roots of democracy' go back rather a long way in Britain, both in the Anglo-Saxon and Celtic traditions. It's rather the coming of the Normans that b******* things up.Smile
 
In the early days of Parliament the Lords mainly represented the Norman-descended aristocracy whereas the Commons represented the Anglo-Saxon-Celtic middle classes and yeomanry. Not universally true, but that was the flavour.
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Originally posted by fantasus fantasus wrote:

That leads to the question why the most common political system not only in Britain so often is labelled "democracy". In the "good old days" the "leading classes" would have avoided that, and they where probably very right.
It's probably lebelled Democracy because of the French and Americans. They created so much positive propaganda for the word democracy it was prudent to relabel consitutional monarchy as democracy.
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Why anyone would wilt a lovely Tudor rose with the stench of a word like democracy is beyond me...sorry folks but it's hard to keep my Aristotelean blood from reaching a boiling point at the mere possible inference of finding political wisdom among the hoi polloi of the demos.
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I believe global society started with the Portuguese spread overseas, and particulary with the Discovery of the Americas, so "globalization" is not a particularly happy name.

With respect to what we understand by globalization today, the key is communication. Instant communication and fast travel changed our world beginning in the twentieth century but wit a particular impact in the second part of the 20th.

(1) Fast travel, particularly planes.
(2) Fast communications: fiber optics, satellites, etc.
(3) A global network of transport and instantaneus communication.

When that happened, I bet started with the railroads and the telegraph, and ended with the jet, TV and the Internet, with a particular intensity in the 20th



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Originally posted by pinguin pinguin wrote:

I believe global society started with the Portuguese spread overseas, and particulary with the Discovery of the Americas, so "globalization" is not a particularly happy name.

With respect to what we understand by globalization today, the key is communication. Instant communication and fast travel changed our world beginning in the twentieth century but wit a particular impact in the second part of the 20th.

(1) Fast travel, particularly planes.
(2) Fast communications: fiber optics, satellites, etc.
(3) A global network of transport and instantaneus communication.

When that happened, I bet started with the railroads and the telegraph, and ended with the jet, TV and the Internet, with a particular intensity in the 20th



I will not deny the above mentioned inventions may have helped a "global society", or may even have been major causes and necessary conditions. But I think it is an error to say it is "the same".
For me "global society" rather is ultimately about relations between people all over the planet, not technological "hardware" (or even "software"). If the effects of some human acts or events spread to all parts of the planet (for better or worse) there is to some degree a reality behind the phrase.
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