The United Nations defines international development as the reduction of poverty and achievement of sustainable development goals. UN has urged nations and multilateral organisations to embrace SDG to create a progressive society. The 1960s saw the internationalization of society as the liberation of individuals through infrastructure reform. The concept shows that developed societies are open to individual liberty and make substantial investments in infrastructures like roads, bridges, schools and hospitals (TedArchives 2017, 2017). Postmodern theories view international development in a set of ideas. These ideas affect power relations and people’s choices. Modern civilization places energy and internet access at the top of its list as vital components for development. As a result of the virtualization of most activities, access to information has gained a lot of importance in the global community. Postmodern culture also considers clean water and paved roads a key component and priority of the global community. TedArchives.com (2018) argues that freedom is defined as socioeconomic opportunities, transparency and security. The freedom of governments and individuals to pursue sustainable activities is a way for them not be subject to international sanctions.
Economic policies are developed by nations to influence each other’s interactions. Through trade and immigration policy, economics and international growth are interconnected. These are rules that govern how countries trade with each other. The United States is one of the most industrialized countries. They control their imports and exports in order to protect their industry from foreign competition. International commerce is hindered by protectionist measures that limit imports or decrease the flow of foreign currency to a country. As an example, we saw the start of a trade conflict between China and America in 2019, 2020. In this trade war, both countries applied tariffs and contingents to restrict exports and imports. In order to encourage development, developed nations are leading the charge in urging developing nations to embrace free trade policies. Unfair competition can lead to the destruction of an indigenous industry in countries that are supportive free trade. However, wealthy nations protect their own businesses.