What if all the World was one Country under one Government

Oct 2018
1,209
Adelaide south Australia
#52
What would be the language used in this one government ?

Probably Mandarin ., or whatever language was spoken by the majority .Or an established lingua franca such as English or French.I guess it might depend on who was deciding., or it could just happen by default.
 
Sep 2014
698
Texas
#53
The idea would be to have equal rights for all, and no income redistribution is needed.

That would be the best style of a World Gov, clearly it would benefit our world and the Universe because with no wars and with no intolerant Governments the whole of humanity can concentrate on space travel, exploring the ocean more and making our world stronger. These ideals are the ideals of many through history.
But what if I don't want to work? What if I am an ass who thinks you owe me something.
 
Sep 2014
698
Texas
#54
Probably Mandarin ., or whatever language was spoken by the majority .Or an established lingua franca such as English or French.I guess it might depend on who was deciding., or it could just happen by default.
To keep from offending anyone, a computer will have to invent a new one.

As good people we can't outlaw religion but the official stand must be all religions are fairy tales.

People who can not work must be supported, those who will not must be encouraged to do so.

And I could go on.
 
Jan 2015
2,786
MD, USA
#55
The best outcome would be equality among man. Of the above, many of the Asian or African people are actually considered to be so called white people ie Arabs and North Africans as well as Chinese and Japanese. That being said, a One would Gov might be only possible with countries that support equality among man such as The USA, England , France, I feel we can toss in Russia, Japan , China and Turkey as well....going to force those countries that support inequality among man to be part of the one world Gov. In a sense we are talking about the idea from the Allies of WW2, the idea that the peace among the world is possible where upon the big powers can help set up a World gov.
It's not about equality. The problem is that the fundamental beliefs of different people are completely incompatible and mutually exclusive. Something as simple as dancing, seen in the US as a healthy and happy thing, can get you beheaded by your own family in other countries. Even in nations which broadly support "equality", populations are deeply divided on any number of issues. Simply suggesting that other cultures should be "forced" to comply with the values of another culture means waging a global war of cultural extermination and conquest. Now don't get me wrong, I think that's a GREAT idea, but implying that you're going for rosy-eyed "harmony" or "equality of man" in all this is simply laughably naive.

Just as another example, as soon as you add "redistribution" of income or wealth to your platform, you've lost your place on *my* list of global conquest survivors.

Yes, you can have a single global government by killing everyone who disagrees with you, at least out loud. Any other plan is a pipe dream, at best.

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May 2016
4,616
Portugal
#56
The United Nations, created after WWII, is with all its problems, corruption and inefficiency, as the problem of its inability to be a mediator and lack of a global police force and world courts, is, for best or worst the thing that today comes closer to a World Government.

Even with all the mentioned problems it was a huge step, a good improvement since the previous world organization, the League of Nations.

So in a scenario, almost ideal, where the countries cooperate to a common good, a UN type of organization is an imperfect and flawed organization, even so it is like democracy, a flawed political system, but the best we can find. And let us all recall that we are all humans living in the same small planet. Sooner or later it would be a good idea that we could get along and have some consensus about our home and what we want to do with it.

What would be the language used in this one covernment ?
Usually in international organizations or in states that have several languages, it is never used solely one language for all purposes, but there are several working languages. See the cases of the Switzerland, Spain, UN, NATO or EU.
 
Oct 2013
1,275
Monza, Italy
#57
Maybe it sounds boring, I remember Baechler's thesis supporting his ideas about capitalism has having evolved because of Europe's feudal system (so the lack of one central government), seems the best comes more from anarchy than from one single government rule.
 
Oct 2018
1,209
Adelaide south Australia
#58
To keep from offending anyone, a computer will have to invent a new one.

As good people we can't outlaw religion but the official stand must be all religions are fairy tales.

People who can not work must be supported, those who will not must be encouraged to do so.

And I could go on.
Unconvinced that the notion of not offending anyone would eve be considered.I t's an impossible concept, imo..

Religion would be permitted, otherwise believers get really cranky.Religion would receive no government support and no tax breaks

I can't see welfare or socialised medicine being a huge problem, in theory.: a world government would have the resources.

Not sure how practical a new language would be. A language would be needed in the interim, which might take years. Learning a new language is also very difficult for most adults. Such a change would probably need to concentrated on children ,from infancy.

If you were a dissident, you would simply be quietly disappeared.Sorry, I'm simply unable to imagine a benign world government.Something about power corrupting. A truly representative style of government would be impossible because of the sheer size.-at some point a LOT of power would be in the hands of very few people.
 
Dec 2015
3,232
USA
#59
Would this one world government abolish borders , passports and visas
this could lead to billions of people moving from one area to a better one
There would be no borders. People could travel wherever they want at the drop of a dime. There would have to be a World Security Service to handle police type work.

There will be many questions asked about a One World Gov Scenario. The optimal scenario for such an idea is for The World to be Governed by a Gov similar to that of the US Gov, or of the British Gov.

In order to combat what you bring up above , and in order to combat any ills that Third World countries have that the USA does not have...grand factories would be built in the mineral rich areas of South America and Africa and more....and these areas would be governed by Just people therefore good jobs could be had worldwide.

The issue is putting into action such an idea. A Poll shown itt has shown a majority of people of the world want such an idea of a One World Gov...Still Some will still ask Will a World Government ever come about? Such an idea would have numerous obstacles to overcome, but a World Gov may come about sometime in human history maybe not in out life but maybe centuries from now.
 

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