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23 / M / missouri
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Posted 6/20/16
Ok. So I was reading a discussion on solving a world issue. Having a single world government would solve a lot of issues.
What are your thoughts on the subject.

This is my vision.

How flawed do you feel my government would be.
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Posted 6/20/16
Didn't work in One Piece.

Won't work irl.

Truth!
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31 / M / Bristol, UK
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Posted 6/21/16
It's impossible. In fact shooting lightning from your hands atop your flying pig is more likely. It's sad to say but people are incapable of putting aside differences and working together.
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20 / M / Canada
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Posted 6/21/16
As nice as that would be, a true united world state is a pipe dream. The world is just too demographically different for there to be meaningful cooperation at this kind of scale. Dividing these regions by population isn't realistic. If we did that we'd have dominance by the higher populated areas over the lower populated areas, who are inevitably going to place their interests first, as humans often do. Unlike in the developed world though, there won't be a unified national (or global in this case) identity to bind people together, and the people will feel they are being placed on a lower scale of priority to people who are more or less foreigners to them. Severe cultural differences intensify the inevitable resentment and then you have people rebelling against the state either by obstructing it, or violently attacking it. A powerful centralized Global state isn't realistic, and I don't think it would ever be unless we eliminated the severe culture gap between groups across Earth and somehow equally balanced the interests and needs of each region without fostering resentment.
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Posted 6/21/16 , edited 6/21/16
Despite how good your rationale may sound behind this I still like the idea however it's unfortunately highly idealistic. There would be conformists but still you have conservationists, separatists, anarchists, and more that I won't state for the sake of condensing this post that you would have to somehow convince but the probability of actually being able to convince any one of those individuals to conform is unlikely due to the whole aspect of devotion towards their ideals alone. It's those ideals which drive people to pursue alike goals and justify the ends through their means much like what you're doing now with your proposal of this single unitary government which makes this plan idealistic as opposed to what is realistically possible.
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Posted 6/21/16
One world government=end of the world
So whenever you want the world to end, you know what to support.
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Posted 6/21/16 , edited 6/21/16
Whenever you have a group of people, the group is always hindered by the slowest/lowest/weakest of the group. You rarely if ever move everyone up to the same level as the best/fastest/strongest.

Same goes with countries. A one world government would mean we as Americans and those in other developed 1st world countries would lose so much as controls and restrictions would be enforced to make us all "even".

Remember this....in most countries, the freedoms and rights we have in the US aren't the same elsewhere. How do you think a world government would handle something like our constitution and bill of rights which was designed specifically to give the power and control to the people instead of a ruling dictatorship/elite class? Do you think Americans or Brits/Aussies or Germans etc would gladly give up their freedoms and rights in order to become part of a global system that would have to cater to the average or lower than average common denominator?

Then you have to take into account that rulers rarely do anything "for the people" or the planet. Eventually you always end up with power hungry megalomanics running things just to gain more power and control over subjects.
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24 / M / Northwest
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Posted 6/21/16
Sounds like America, except the world I guess lol. I don't know if this is the right way to go though. Although I can't think of any good way because eventually there will be corruption of some sort and having a single government entity with all that power could be scary. I'm fine with multiple powers like countries coexisting and keeping each other in check. And I don't really want to imagine what it would take to achieve such a thing.
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Posted 6/21/16
I don't support communism in any form, even if you say we could just AmExIt.
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24 / M / UK
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Posted 6/21/16
Obviously wouldnt work. Every country has different ideas to solve problems, so if we suddenly had one world government a lot of people would be getting screwed over. I mean, what if the world government had the ideals of ISIS?
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20 / M / Bundaberg, Queens...
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Posted 6/21/16
Seeing as I want to leave my country due to bullshit laws...if there is only one government and the laws are bullshit you can't escape it

Fuck a world government
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Posted 6/21/16
With only one ruling body, there would be no wars because the purpose of war is to claim territory.
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20 / M / Imoutoland!
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Posted 6/21/16
Nope, a pipe dream or a totalitarian nightmare that wouldn't last long anyway. Although the concept of aliens lacking internal division is quite interesting as well.
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46 / F / Reston, VA, USA
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Posted 6/21/16
It'll never happen. Not only are there too many different cultural beliefs, religious beliefs, and regional differences that even attempting such a thing would fragment off into a bunch of different committees, political interest groups, and special interest groups. Everyone would be asking for special dispensation to follow whatever their pet religious belief is, and many groups would be absolutely against giving other groups equality to themselves. Even the USA had the Civil War because of the different interests between the industrial north and the agricultural south. My church has representatives from around the world who have blocked the ordination of women in the church because in many countries they simply don't see women as equal to men. And just try actually enforcing child labor laws in some countries.
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19 / F / New Orleans
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Posted 6/21/16
Distributing wealth based on need wont fly. There are regions of the world that need more resources than they can produce. Look at Saharan and Sub-Saharan Africa. You're asking us to produce more for the needy than they can't produce (unequal share). That would make a lot of citizens think they're treated unfairly. It also takes away from innovation. If I'm only receiving what I need for basic life, why would I try to go above and beyond and create new tech or ideas for innovation? Keep in mind, cultural, ethnic and religious differences would probably lead to more wars. You would need a true police state with military law and surveillance to pull this off. No religion, one culture, one belief and severe limitations on freedoms. That doesn't count the race issue. Like in the Katyn forest massacre (Russian massacre of educated military elite in Poland), you'd have to eliminate the educated. They are the ones capable of leading and voicing opposition to your communist government.
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