View Poll Results: Will there ever be a global government on Earth?

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  • Yes, it is ultimately inevitable

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  • About a 50-50 chance

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    Re: Will There Ever Be a Global Government on Earth?

    With any luck, over my descendants' dead bodies.
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    Re: Will There Ever Be a Global Government on Earth?

    I said there's about a 50/50 chance because I'm sort of mixed about this. There has already been a sweeping globalization of markets, so it's natural to think the progression will lead to a global government. On the other hand, there could probably be a global government that could govern covertly, rather than officially, via monetary policy.

    Finally, if a global government were to ever become direly necessary, I'd intuit there being a solid chance the conditions would become so severe so quickly that the ensuing chaos would plunge us into a world war before a global government could establish itself.

    Actually, a global war would probably precede the establishment of a new world order, as only that would push people to the brink of desperation to be able to accept that sort of thing.

    Meh. I still say 50/50.

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    Re: Will There Ever Be a Global Government on Earth?

    Why would anyone want a global government?

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    Re: Will There Ever Be a Global Government on Earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    And what series of events would need to occur for such a government to come into existence?
    A single world government may not be possible, but globalization is increasing global awareness and redefining policies from a national to a global scale. Free trade and the World Bank have largely ended protectionist economies and we are in the process of creating a completely global economy. There may never be a single government which dictates the entire globe, but we are getting very close to each individuals governments becoming ever increasingly interdependent on one another.

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    Re: Will There Ever Be a Global Government on Earth?

    How would they be able to feed people on a daily basis... Even if everyone on the world shared food equally each person would have like 1800 calories daily... I don't know about anyone else but I sure as hell like to eat, and a lot at that

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    Re: Will There Ever Be a Global Government on Earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    How would they be able to feed people on a daily basis... Even if everyone on the world shared food equally each person would have like 1800 calories daily... I don't know about anyone else but I sure as hell like to eat, and a lot at that
    If that's the end-goal, you don't feed them directly. You build infrastructure which allows that region or people to be self sustaining. Doing this, I assume the area would also be industrialized.
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    Re: Will There Ever Be a Global Government on Earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Surtr View Post
    If that's the end-goal, you don't feed them directly. You build infrastructure which allows that region or people to be self sustaining. Doing this, I assume the area would also be industrialized.
    Ehhh I think I'll just stick to my occasional steaks and chicken dinners for now.

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    Re: Will There Ever Be a Global Government on Earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Common View Post
    Ehhh I think I'll just stick to my occasional steaks and chicken dinners for now.
    Why would you ever think you would have to give up your own dietary habits? That makes absolutely no sense.
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    Re: Will There Ever Be a Global Government on Earth?

    Why would you ever desire such a thing?

    It's insane.

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    Re: Will There Ever Be a Global Government on Earth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    And what series of events would need to occur for such a government to come into existence?
    I don't know. But I think it is inevitable on the long run ... on the very long run ... maybe in the range of 500 to 1000 years from now, or more.

    I don't think it will happen or is desirable before we have developed a global culture, due to modern technologies on the field of communication, travel and before the intermixing of races, nationalities and peoples.
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