From free trade to globalization: uncovering the mist of 21st century
One topic of interest for the social sciences and similar fields, such as business administration, economics and political science is globalization. Many researchers suggest that this is a new topic. Our research; however, looked into the assumptions of political and economic history concerning the particularities of this event and attempted to establish the existence of common events taking place in the 19th century that gave rise to the formation of a world trade system. This exercise aimed at seeking explanations that would help us better understand the emerging phenomenon of globalization.