In each stage one socio-economic class gave way to the other.
Within the context of globalization this finds a certain amount of resonance. Globalization has in many ways spread a regulated market economy. Superficially that may seem like the expansion of capitalism. In reality, virtually everywhere today there is an extensive public-private partnership. In Europe this is called socialism. In America it is progressivism. In China it is the command economy. In India it is “developmentalism.” These all involve some level of market economy and some level of state control. Marx theorized that the economic stage after capitalism would be socialism. He of course specifically theorized that this would be a “dictatorship of the proletariat.” In reality this socialism has involved the integration of the working class, the political class, and the business class. But its results have been very close to Marx’s theories. A global system of government and economics would supersede nineteenth century capitalism wherein traditional nation-state sovereignty would be diminished. In its place would develop international frameworks and governance with a global outlook. This whole process and phenomenon is known as globalization. As well cultural and social trends are everywhere becoming homogenized. This is to say that cultural, along with political, borders are weakening. In their stead is developing a truly global world.
One relevant sub-culture of modern America is White suburbia. Though this culture is often portrayed as the dominant one, it is in fact just one of many American sub-cultures which make up the American cultural panorama. And yet because White people historically have been the most powerful economically and socially, they often think of themselves as “Americans.” It is quite interesting when one asks a person, white or otherwise, to imagine what an