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    Re: World government

    I don't envision a "United States of the World" emerging anytime soon. Rather, I see it as a loose confederation...the successor to the United Nations, World Trade Organization, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, and various regional trade blocs like the EU, NAFTA, CAFTA, and Mercosur.

    I don't think that a single currency and a single set of fiscal policies based around taxing-and-spending will emerge. But some sort of global governing body that sets the international standards for trade and human rights will eventually be necessary IMO.
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    Re: World government

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    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.
    Well, you don't buy it by itself, but you would buy into that notion if you consider other things that must come before hand, occur concurrently, and things that must follow. Hardly anything is that simple to nail it down to one or two things. "Technology" in bureaucratic and product terms is immensely important. With its relative absence, consider some of the impact that had on the United States when it was still in its colonial days in terms of social and political identity. It was quite British, but on the other hand, it really was not..in part due to the geographic distance and technological abilities of the time.

    The international system as it exists now, is both a myriad of structure and non-structure. Technology in any sense would be a reasonable way to suggest it could greatly help in making the world more cohesive and what we have now is certainly impressive, but it does seem rather foreign to state we have what it takes shortly to bridge these gaps.
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    Re: World government

    Am totally against the idea of world government.

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    Re: World government

    There are so many things to be said about this that I don't think I could collect all of my thoughts in one post... let me share a few of them, however...

    I don't think we are ready for world government in the near future. For me, any feasible world government would have to be based on republican principles to protect the rights of the people of the world. Many current-day states are clearly not ready for this. And Europe, which does have a heritage of democratic/republican principles has a difficult time getting on the same page despite a system that isn't even truly federal (more confederate, though in some respects it has aspects of both) in nature. A workable global government would have to be federal in nature.

    Having said this, it shouldn't happen in my lifetime. I could see democratic states and groups of such states (i.e. the European Union) increase in cooperation and start setting up the framework of transnational government, but I would adamently OPPOSE any clearly non-democratic/republican states from participating in such a nascent transnational government.
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    Re: World government

    It will happen eventually as a natural consequence of globalization. Because all nations are becoming inextricably interconnected, sooner or later their governments will be as well and we'll have a one-world government. It's not something we can avoid and the idea that because Joe Blow lives on a particular piece of dirt, he gets to be a part of a particular tribe which he thinks is better than everyone else is really primitive thinking.
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    Re: World government

    I want it as long as it's very thoroughly thought out and doesn't work the the UN. If there is going to be a world government it needs to be strong.

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    Re: World government

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    How about a world goverment?
    No. I do not want my country to fork over its sovereignty to a world government.
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    Re: World government

    The biggest thing going against a democratic world government is, your vote will be worth way less than it is now.
    That and more culturally similar "former" nations can form majority voting blocks that could repress the rest of the people.
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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.
    Can't for the life of me think of one positive upside to having a controlling World Government.


    (although i could see where those "world elections" would be a hoot to watch/track....)


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    Re: World government

    Sure...as long as its based on our constitution and everyone follows our rules and we mandate that everyone works to the level of their capability and no free handout programs and...and we can force everyone into compliance...and...

    wait...this isnt ever going to work...

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