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Question: Do you support the idea of some kind of World Government?
#1Yes  
#2Yes, but  
#3Yes, with write in  
#4No  
#5No, but  
#6No, with write in  
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« Reply #50 on: October 30, 2006, 08:53:10 am »



No.  Our world is too "young" for a world government.  The only time I can see that a world government would become possible (but still not practical) is when we start colonizing the solar system, and we grow beyond country issues to planetary issues, where a unified "Earth" voice is needed when it comes to political/trade issues with the Moon, Mars, etc...
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« Reply #51 on: October 30, 2006, 01:12:48 pm »

No.  Our world is too "young" for a world government.  The only time I can see that a world government would become possible (but still not practical) is when we start colonizing the solar system, and we grow beyond country issues to planetary issues, where a unified "Earth" voice is needed when it comes to political/trade issues with the Moon, Mars, etc...

Ditto, and even then I would prefer it to be a loose federation rather than having a strong central government.
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« Reply #52 on: October 30, 2006, 05:30:47 pm »



No.  Our world is too "young" for a world government.  The only time I can see that a world government would become possible (but still not practical) is when we start colonizing the solar system, and we grow beyond country issues to planetary issues, where a unified "Earth" voice is needed when it comes to political/trade issues with the Moon, Mars, etc...

Nah, then you'll just have the colonialism of the 19th century played out on a galatic level. British Ares Territory, American East Luna, Chinese Tharsus, French Hellasland, Japanese North Lunar Territory, and Indian Tranquility Territory. Humanity is, if one thing, predictable. Why do you think we study history since history would be irrelevent in an unpredictable society.
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« Reply #53 on: October 30, 2006, 05:34:19 pm »

...and if the sorry sage of European colonialism in Africa were to be repeated to any degree, some utterly insignificant (in a geopolitical sense. In a beer-making sense the reverse is the case) little country will end up taking over a huge chunk of the Moon, Mars etc, and proceed to generally pillage the area in such a brutal and greedy way that makes even the French feel a little sick.

As far as the question itself goes, that depends whether we are talking about theories or reality and what exactly is meant by "government".
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« Reply #54 on: October 31, 2006, 10:59:12 am »



Ditto, and even then I would prefer it to be a loose federation rather than having a strong central government.

Who said anything about a "strong central government"...
In my understanding "A loose federation" would still be a world government, (isn't the United States still, technically speaking, a 'federation')
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« Reply #55 on: October 31, 2006, 11:06:13 am »

There is no way that a world government would work.  To many cultures would clash.
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« Reply #56 on: October 31, 2006, 11:42:37 am »

at this point in time a majority (11-10) have voted yes
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« Reply #57 on: October 31, 2006, 12:16:16 pm »

Ditto, and even then I would prefer it to be a loose federation rather than having a strong central government.

Who said anything about a "strong central government"...
In my understanding "A loose federation" would still be a world government, (isn't the United States still, technically speaking, a 'federation')

1. It would, never said it wasn't, just that if there must one a loose federation would be the format I prefer.
2. Less so than it was intended to be. The power of the federal government has greatly expanded in the last century.
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