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Post Reply Should America be balkanized for world peace and stability?
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Posted 6/27/17
Semantics of the name United States aside, I doubt that breaking up the United States would have a beneficial effect on world peace or stability. Having a power like the United States as the dominant superpower on Earth is probably the best situation Earth could have from a western liberal democratic standpoint. Even with all the bad things the United States does (and it is by far no saint among nations), it is still far better than any previous dominant world power or any potential world power.

Breaking up the United States would eliminate a counterbalance to nations like China and Iran who have far less good or noble intentions than the United States. Rogue states like North Korea would be far less constrained. Nations like Saudi Arabia would not have a powerful benefactor leaning on them to liberalize. During the Cold War, I would argue that the threat of mutually assured destruction prevented a real World War 3 and the destruction it would bring, thus actually being a cornerstone to while not a world peace, a containment of the conflict.

While far from perfect, can you imagine the current world without the United State's influence across the globe?
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Posted 6/27/17
that.. doesn't sound like a good idea
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