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    Re: World government

    When there is as little difference between London and Bejing as there is between New York and Los Angeles, a benevolent world government might be feasible. Until that far-distant and improbable day, no.

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    Re: World government

    I'd be comfortable with a world government whose purview was limited to regulating or overseeing the interactions of member nations. Anything beyond that and you risk compromising sovereignty -- resulting either in codified colonialism or war.
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    Re: World government

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    When there is as little difference between London and Bejing as there is between New York and Los Angeles, a benevolent world government might be feasible. Until that far-distant and improbable day, no.
    There's plenty of difference between New York and some backwoods hick town in Alabama, that doesn't stop a national government from existing and being perfectly feasible. What's the difference, except for scale?
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    Re: World government

    No, a world government is a horrible idea, because people are so different and it serves no practical purpose. Muslim countries would like to put homosexuals behind bars, to have international laws which could prosecute anyone that insult islam, but not the other way of course. China and North Korea would like to force their communistic ideas on other countries. Europe would like to force all countries to abolish death penalty and would love if their hate speech laws got imposed on the US.

    We already got EU, and even though it is a democracy. It does not feel like it. Because people tend to vote in the same politicans as national elections and they don't know what policies they got. Even if you win in your country, it is still not going to make a difference at the international stage. A world government is going to be a lot worse than EU and is just going to force us to do a lot of things we don't want. Why would we want that? I support self-governship. It's not up to the international community to decide if US is going to have death penalty or not. It is up to the American people to decide that.

    I'm all for trade deals, WHO, WTO, NATO, etc. but participation is voluntary, not mandatory like a world government. Secondly these organization is about mutual gain. A world government will just represent the majority of politicans which will include people such as Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong il, Robert Mugabe, Hugo Chávez pluss lots of corrupt leaders. The majority of politicans will impose their will on the rest of the world. You can't limit their power either, becase a world government can give themselves more power. EU did it, and so did the US federal government. The world order will do the same.
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    Re: World government

    Way down the road I definitely can imagine the uses and importance of a strong worldly political figure. Communication and transportation are definitely an issue, I believe, but a move like this will be met with blood as well as scared, unreliable, and ignorant human resistance.

    Which ever nation blessed (or cursed) with the governing power will be met with national security problems within the first week.

    Apart from the probable World War to follow, at this point; I agree with the notion of a worldly democratic sovereign.

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    Re: World government

    Unfortunately the ideals of others will be determined by the theoretical sovereign of the world. That itself is why I believe the world will be met with blood if something were to happen, but. on the contrary, I agree with the power and potential of an established world republic. I just hope to never see what the government is met with upon it's arrival.

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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.
    While I'm fairly certain Revelations is largely allegorical and intended as parable; let's just say that the notion of giving a single entity ultimate power gives me the heeby jeebies.

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    Re: World government

    I voted no. I don't want the rest of the world having oversight of my life, and I am not capable of telling someone halfway across the world how they should live theirs.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: World government

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Nothing but arrogance can be inferred from the thought that we have the ability to govern ourselves on a world stage.
    I can see how enacting world misery would be good.
    When facing an alien invasion that requires global cooperation to build a space navy to fight off the alien bastards, I don't see another choice.
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    Re: World government

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    When facing an alien invasion that requires global cooperation to build a space navy to fight off the alien bastards, I don't see another choice.
    If aliens could make it this far, their mostly plausible intention would probably be exploration.
    Getting our natural resources is dumb because all of those are abundant in other empty planets and if the have the technology to get here, they can pull gas, ice and other things to convert them to usable materials.

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