Russet & John (41-43) point out that economic interdependence has been largely based on trade specifications that integrating countries derive from their cooperation. Arguably, stability in a country and specific regions is determined by the ability of that state or region to meet its citizen’s needs and demands. Through interdependence between different countries, there is better availability of consumer goods and services from the same trading block (Charles & Eugene, 61). Free trade agreements act to bring together different states as they harmonize their trade policies on behalf of their citizens.
Either in form of reduced barrier tariffs or free trade regions, countries is able to avail goods and services at reduced prices. Since inception, European Union member states have enjoyed high level supply of goods and services from the member states. European Union Countries have had strong stability since inception due to the cooperation of members who avail goods and services across the boarders (Marc, 29-31). According to Roland (59), stability in the world has been linked to the ability of the international community to avail products especially the consumer goods and services to their people.
Growth and development has been indicated to be directly proportional to the ability of states to meet their people’s demands (Cederman, 56-57). Of greater importance is the availability of food and humanitarian services to the member states. Strong harmonization of policies and demands by the integration considerations require the member states to adhere to all the cooperation terms and conditions. Therefore, there is strong harmonization and localization of the integration policies by the member states in their own jurisdictions.
As a result, strong similarity on the mode of approach to the different aspects regarding development is experienced. Union of South American Nations and North America Free Trade Area have since their formation shared similarity in the mode of drawing and executing policies internally (Russett & John, 45-51). Acting as precursors and indicators of effective and common approach to disasters and other stressful phenomena, United States has been strong in conquering the immediate effects of storms and tropical weather systems.
Common Markets, Economic union and international cooperation Russet & John (63-64) argue that at higher levels of integration between nations, there is an extended front for negotiations that assists nations to not only link with others regionally but internationally. Assisting the member via negotiations to acquire best possible prices for their services and goods both locally and internationally, there is strong interlink and increased friendship between the cooperating countries regionally and internationally.
With the member of the same trading block being actively involved in all aspects relating to the different states demands, there has been reduced conflict between the mutually interdependent states (Roland, 36-37). The approach and perspectives of their considerations are intrinsically harmonized with indirect assimilation and/ or development of similar cultures that further binds them together. Scholars have pointed this as a possible road map to ensure stronger and faster growth courtesy of the common demand.
Though argued that globalization is strongly capitalistic and thus oppressive, majority of the countries have been using it to establish international cooperation that assimilates non violence between them. Many states like Germany and France that were previously strong enemies and even at war have become some of the most effective trade partners and international icons for peace and stability. During the World War I and II, the two countries were sailing in different directions until they were brought together by the European Community before the establishment of the European Union.
Chester & Fen (71-73) points out that, due to the harmony and the integrative capacity that has been assumed by all the United States of America, their position in the international community has been unshakable for a long time. Since the declaration of independence and departure of the colonial masters from US, their integration and common approach of business aspects has been highly enviable. Therefore, unlike in majority of the African, Middle East and Asian countries which have been at war for a long time, US has sustained great stability, peace and development beyond reach by other states.