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The cosmopolitan word comes from a Greek term which means in french "citizen of the world". It is an adjective which is used to describe everything there is in common in the country. Concerning an individual, a cosmopolitan person is someone who considers every corner of the planet as its homeland. An animal or a plant species, is said to be a body cosmopolitan when he or she adapts to any territory or at least comes to withstand any kind of weather condition.
The first who used the term cosmopolitan were the Stoic philosophers, who openly declared themselves as citizens of the world. They were members of a philosophical movement, founded by Zeno of Citium in the year 301 BC, which left humanity as a legacy his theory of knowledge (or stoic morality).
"Citizen of the world" is a phrase which applies to that wishes to surpass the limits of the geopolitical division and national citizenship that correspond to several sovereign States. The cosmopolitans refuse patriotic identity imposed by national Governments and are considered independent of being citizens of the Earth.
Apart from the ideological or philosophical issue, the full cosmopolitan supports a political plan idealized to develop a new model of citizenship of global scope and whose membership is voluntary.
The cosmopolitans are that the person should acquire voluntary commitments and the right to actively participate there where she chooses to live, within the regional and federal administration with other localities. In other words, the man would be citizen local area which it would be nearby when he lived there and it keeps the desire to be a citizen.
Among the causes supported by the cosmopolitan, it is worth mentioning the freedom of any type of opinion national, ethical, sexual or religious equality of the sexes, auxiliary languages, universal weights and measures system, the universal currency, democratic globalization, education and healthcare for all.
In addition, we will retain that right now the term cosmopolitan is common when it comes to mention the many cities around the world. In other words, concerning cities, means that there live many people from several parts of the world, which coexist with many cultures and are open to any kind of cultural influences, regardless of their origin.
In France, for example, it is common to use this adjective to describe cities such as Paris or Marseilles: "Paris is a cosmopolitan city that opens its arms to warmly welcome people from all over the world, arranged to enrich themselves with all a cultural mix that exists thanks to the harmonious cohabitation of American, African, European or Asian citizens".
Finally, we will retain that there the Cosmopolitan magazine published since 1886 in the USA and France since the year 1973. Today, this magazine is available in 34 languages and is sold in more than 100 countries. It is a mixture of different horizons and visions essentially for modern women.