Recall that colonialism, the reunification of Germany after the fall of the Berlin wall, and the marking of McDonald’s worldwide are all examples of when cultures collide. Whether welcome or unwelcome, cultures exchange ideas with each other when they come in contact.
What are some of the specific European countries whose cultures facilitate synergistic relations with their neighbors, and which one are seemingly unsynergistic (e.g., more combative, less cooperative.)
Why are some countries reluctant to have contact with other cultures?
What do these countries lose by limiting contact with other cultures?
What do they gain?