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Why does cultural diffusion occur?

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April 22, 2013 12:23AM

Mainly through trade and human migration, but recently it has been a largely self-sustaining entity that goes as a huge part of the information age where people can just google something in England and know all about the culture in Peru. The term westernization describes people purposefully adopting the "advanced" or "popular" culture of a dominant state simply because that state is dominant and must be that way partially because of its culture. Cultural diffusion, or syncretism (no that is not spelled wrong), is a strange phenomenon in today's economy and facilitates trade rather than trade facilitating it.