Culture and its accompanying values can greatly affect socialization.
Socialization is defined as the process of learning to behave in a way acceptable to society, and behavior is dictated by the beliefs and actions of a certain culture. Anyone who has lived in another country or stayed in one for some time, or even in a another part of a large country from where one lived previously, has experienced the differences in customs, beliefs, and behaviors in the such areas. Thus, it becomes evident that an environment can have a strong influence upon what an individual values.
In the history of the world, the religious environment of an area has contributed so strongly to certain cultures that wars have been fought because of the clash among religious beliefs. Certainly, the Bosnian War (1992-1995) was a cultural war because the Bosnian Serbs began a movement for a Greater Serbia. Those who were opposed—Muslim, Croat, and Serb residents—were cut off from utilities, food, and communication.
Throughout Bosnia, Bosnian Serb nationalists and the JNA began a program of ethnic cleansing in order to create a "pure" Serbian territory. (Mount Holyoke)
In the previous post, it is cogently stated that the process of socialization is similar in all cultures:
the content of the socialization is affected by culture [which often includes religious beliefs] and its values.
As an example of the truth of this observation, the Amish and Mennonite societies are in the United States; however, their societies are completely different from mainstream American culture because of their religious beliefs, which affect their culture. In fact, Hasidic Jews differ from others in the Jewish culture as they do not watch television or partake of other modern devices. Its religious conservatism and social seclusion sets it apart from the other populations of Jews.
The British author, W. Somerset Maugham once wrote that people are
not only themselves, they are also the region in which they are born, the city apartment or the farm in which they learned to walk, the games they played as children, the old wives tales they overheard . . . the poets they read, and the God they believed in.
He added that one could only know them if he were them.