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    Syncretism and modern culture

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    Had syncretism not occurred in the Americas, how might modern culture be different?

    I have done some research on the word syncretism and have a little understanding of what it is, but need help creating at least 2 paragraphs to answer this question.

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    Syncretism is the mixing of certain ideas in culture or religion. It is a constant borrowing among different traditions that will eventually create a new group, tradition or idea.

    It is based on the concept of diversity - the more people live together who are different, the more they will borrow from one another.

    The whole early 20th century American concept of the melting pot is syncretistic --- people from different parts of the globe fit ...

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    Syncretism and modern culture is examined.