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    I don't think any world government could be effective, only alliances between several countries. Countries are only looking out for their own interests first and foremost, the rest of the world is a distant second. People owe their allegiances to their homeland, not to some utopian ideal of what the world should be like. In such a world, no government made up of many countries, all with their own competing interests and agendas, could ever be effective. Only temporary alliances between like minded nations could get anything done on a global scale, in my opinion.

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    A world government could be effective if the borders between countries were abolished - but that's probably just my idealistic view of the world, ne? There is so much nationalism in the world that the idea of even a global community is impossible. We can barely discuss issues with people of other nations if the topic involves the possible problems with a country. Unless nationalism could be abolished - which is basically impossible at the moment - we're going to live in a world with xenophobia and a strong love of your own home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakko
    No, no government should police the world, in my opinion. I think the UN should be dissolved. I say, let each country police itself, but other countries can provide as much indirect pressure as they want(embargoes, political pressure, etc.) and let the people of the country get fed up with it and change it themselves, because all things change with time, as will the opinions of those people. The only times I think there can be an exception to this rule is in the case of genocide, like in Yugoslavia in the 90's.
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    I don't think any world government could be effective, only alliances between several countries. Countries are only looking out for their own interests first and foremost, the rest of the world is a distant second. People owe their allegiances to their homeland, not to some utopian ideal of what the world should be like. In such a world, no government made up of many countries, all with their own competing interests and agendas, could ever be effective. Only temporary alliances between like minded nations could get anything done on a global scale, in my opinion.

    Its strange, but competition on a global scale is actually bad. As cliche as it is, working together is the best and most reliable way to increase living standards across the world. I'm getting this from a study on comparitive advantage.

    I believe the UN does have a purpose. blah. gotta run.

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    Nationalism is an entirely positive thing, which like all things, can be bad if taken to extremes. As doctors say, everything is a poison, if taken in high enough amounts. Nationalism encourages pride in your work and in the traditions of your country, and encourages study, first in the history of your land, then slowly branching out into the rest of the world. Personally, I am against all anti-nationalists, they are tearing down what makes every individual country great, in order to make a blander unified world. It is the differences, the uniqueness, between countries and peoples that I love, and I am an enemy of all those that want people(not you personally, just the ideal, I am sure you mean well) to lose that(Such as in Brave New World, man I loathe Aldous Huxley).

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    Jakko, I believe that eventually there will be a world government. I know that you think that it is a bad idea but I really don't think that it is.

    I also believe that having a world goverment wouldn't screw with an area's culture.
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    I'm against a lot of things, Jakko, religion included. I don't think we can ever make a government that will last forever (unless we make it global and totalitarian), but I do support the ideas. I think that unless we can become one world, fear and the lack of education about the world are going to cause much more damage and suffering to the world.

    Besides, having a world culture would not necessarily change the individual cultures of a country. We have multicultural countries like Canada, do we not? Individual cultures and traditions are still alive within it.
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    You are entitled to your opinion, and I respect it. However, I hold no illusions to the true nature of mankind. We are, at the heart of it, selfish and evil beings, prone to hurting others. Humans will never overcome their prejudices towards others and their desire to dominate others enough to make selfless acts on such a global scale, or be able to work together completely. I cannot see people coming together, letting go of their petty wants and desires, and creating a utopian paradise. I just don't have enough faith in the goodness of people, call me pessimistic if you will, I prefer to see it as realistic.

    Edit: Bottom line, this world is a world of suffering, a world of sin. We will never rise above this and create a perfect world, or even a unified world, in my opinion.

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    Unless we make it global and totalitarian---bad idea.

    The US is also a multi-culutral nation Jakko, Aikido's, and my culture are very differen't.

    So Jakko, what you are saying is that you have a dream a wish to domate others? It is part of your desire?

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    I hold no illusions, either. I believe we could create a utopian paradise, but how long would it last? I think the act of creating it, however, would prove something. We know that it can be done. Nothing will remain uncorrupted in the end, unless it was corrupted to begin with - but nothing is permanent, either. If we create something, it will fall, but then it can be rebuilt. Can't it? Even if it's for such a short amount of time that it never made much of an impact, it will still have existed.
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    Utopian paradise....sounds very dull.

 

 
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