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    Re: World government

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    So you think our current transportation and communication infrastructures aren't up to the task of adequately administering such a gov't. Not sure if I agree, but I can see where you're coming from.
    Well, at least, not yet.

    The whole scenario seems more apt in at least a couple hundred years. You would be talking about the single greatest transformation in human history and that takes quite a bit of time to adjust to the fact that the political and social identity will change dramatically.
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    Re: World government

    I would not support a world government if it were organized along the lines of the U.N. or EU and I would not support it using the traditional Western system of democracy. Having a majoritarian system where representatives are elected by the people from multiple political parties is simply not a good idea on a global scale. Naturally, it must be a democratic system for me to support it, but it also has to be viable democratic system. Without a viable system of democracy you will inherently have such a government descend into some form of global oligarchy.
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    Re: World government

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Well, at least, not yet.

    The whole scenario seems more apt in at least a couple hundred years. You would be talking about the single greatest transformation in human history and that takes quite a bit of time to adjust to the fact that the political and social identity will change dramatically.
    I can somewhat agree with this; I think it would in a large part depend on what form such a government would take and to what extent its powers are devolved to lower levels.

    However, I'm still not sure if I buy the "our technology isn't up for it" argument.
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: World government

    As globalization picks up pace and more countries develop their economies, eventually a world government will become both necessary and desirable. But we're (at the very least) many decades away from that.
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    Re: World government

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Please, feel free to discuss anything related to the idea of world government.
    LOL,

    the World Government is already exist, the name of it is Leftists Mafia.
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    Re: World government

    The worlds culture and beliefs are far to diverse and complex to let it happen...it would just allow an even smaller amount of people to be influenced by people like the Bildeberg group and corporations, not making the most ethical decisions to positively influence humanity.
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    Re: World government

    Why itd have to be some government with a founding document full of negative rights or something...

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    Re: World government

    I don't believe it's possible. The differences in culture, language, religion, philosophy and political systems is just too great.
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    Re: World government

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I don't believe it's possible. The differences in culture, language, religion, philosophy and political systems is just too great.
    I totally agree.
    If there is to be some world government it would be tyrannical.

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    Re: World government

    I said never but I do see it being an eventuality. I believe mankind is to corrupt-able for a single world government to be a good thing. Those in charge could maneuver themselves into a dictatorship style government much more easily if they know they have no rival government to contend with.

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