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    one world government is a terrible idea. we should be working to bring power down to a more local level, not upwards to a remote, unaccountable body (like the european commission or indeed owg)
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    (Original post by edders)
    one world government is a terrible idea. we should be working to bring power down to a more local level, not upwards to a remote, unaccountable body (like the european commission or indeed owg)
    Local level is just as bad and unaccountable, there is huge amounts of waste and inefficiency (more than at cent. gov) e.g. big corporations waste less than little ones (economies of scale). We should be aiming for as little government as possible. THe market is the only decider. I vote anarchy.
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    (Original post by edders)
    one world government is a terrible idea. we should be working to bring power down to a more local level, not upwards to a remote, unaccountable body (like the european commission or indeed owg)
    With a world Government, you could do just that though. Difficult yes, but also possible.
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    (Original post by zizero)
    Don't think it'd be a good idea.
    So, the world government can never be perfect.

    As it will inevitably take wrong decisions, there must be a way to check its power (unless you want to go into totalitarianism which is not acceptable anyway).

    However, where power is checked, there is counter-power. So, power would have to be split.

    Power seeks to increase itself. So there would be conflicts between the different powers of the world government. Either one would impose itself, which would lead totalitarianism, or the world government would eventually fall to pieces.

    So, unless you accept a totalitarian dystopia, a world-government is impossible.
    There are such things called "political parties". If there was one world government, you could easily bring freedom about. And with this, being that the government wouldn't automatically start out in rule of itself, it would slowly, but surely evolve from the countries joined together, into one ruling, it would very much so easily evolve into a working structure. The countries would never just give up their power, but if it all comes together as one, and slowly after the "differences" begin to become one, it would be easier to release the government as its own.

    And no, it wouldn't be perfect, because corruption does take place. This is not the point. Corruption will have to be dealt with. With one world government, however, there would be less crime, and it would be easier to eliminate a lot of the corruption. Beyond corruption, "perfect" is just an opinion.
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    (Original post by caz)
    There are such things called "political parties". If there was one world government, you could easily bring freedom about. And with this, being that the government wouldn't automatically start out in rule of itself, it would slowly, but surely evolve from the countries joined together, into one ruling, it would very much so easily evolve into a working structure. The countries would never just give up their power, but if it all comes together as one, and slowly after the "differences" begin to become one, it would be easier to release the government as its own.

    And no, it wouldn't be perfect, because corruption does take place. This is not the point. Corruption will have to be dealt with. With one world government, however, there would be less crime, and it would be easier to eliminate a lot of the corruption. Beyond corruption, "perfect" is just an opinion.
    One world government would not be freedom, because if you disagree with it, you can not go any where you are not under its auspices. There wouldn't necessarily be less crime, there would be less interest in a fire in for example the Hebrides.
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    (Original post by JSM)
    One world government would not be freedom, because if you disagree with it, you can not go any where you are not under its auspices. There wouldn't necessarily be less crime, there would be less interest in a fire in for example the Hebrides.
    If there were one world government, we would probably have anarchy asylums for those who choose. Anarchists are still a part of the world, and one world government is comprised of also people, people who like to choose, and therefore people who want complete freedom would have the choice to live in anarchy, of course, away from government.

    Death is a part of life, anarchy is as well. One world government, being the purpose of it, would in itself respect this choice of its individuals. What they do on their own is their own choice. Not every government is "totalitarian", with one world government, with all the diversities in the world, it would seem only logical and necessary to have anarchies. Much like smoking circles!
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    if it was to happen, we could no longer go to france for cheap booze! and thered be no more duty free!
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    (Original post by NickNack)
    if it was to happen, we could no longer go to france for cheap booze! and thered be no more duty free!
    Someone has their priorities in order.
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    (Original post by NickNack)
    if it was to happen, we could no longer go to france for cheap booze! and thered be no more duty free!
    i bow to your superior wisdom, but even though there would be no duty free, there wouldn't be a need because you wouldn't have different laws. You could probably still take advantages in price variations between countries.
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    (Original post by Sire)
    Someone has their priorities in order.
    damn straight! you can save hundreds by going to france and "Stocking Up"!
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    (Original post by caz)
    If there were one world government, we would probably have anarchy asylums for those who choose. Anarchists are still a part of the world, and one world government is comprised of also people, people who like to choose, and therefore people who want complete freedom would have the choice to live in anarchy, of course, away from government.

    Death is a part of life, anarchy is as well. One world government, being the purpose of it, would in itself respect this choice of its individuals. What they do on their own is their own choice. Not every government is "totalitarian", with one world government, with all the diversities in the world, it would seem only logical and necessary to have anarchies. Much like smoking circles!
    But surely, in the 'anarchy asylums', the government would not really have a say. So there would not be ONE government anymore, power would NOT be centralised.
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    (Original post by zizero)
    But surely, in the 'anarchy asylums', the government would not really have a say. So there would not be ONE government anymore, power would NOT be centralised.
    How would it not be one government because there are areas without government at all? They don't count. The government does not own the world. In areas without it, they are just natural.
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    (Original post by caz)
    What do you think about it? Do you think life would be better?

    How about if we all spoke the same language, same currency, etc.? This doesn't mean we don't have other languages, but wouldn't it be better?

    Do you think it would ever be possible to have one world government? If so, how soon? And what would it be like?

    Give your opinions, and theories please.
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    (Original post by thefish_uk)
    Anyone ever played Hostile Waters? One word: Terrorism.
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    No way- a one world government wouldn't solve anything! You can't impose a certain way of life on people- it's their choice. Besides.. no institution should be allowed to have that much power.. it corrupts.
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    A system of world government could be established under certain circumstances, it would never happen with things are they are at the moment purley because the people with power are happy. However its not inconciviable to think of disasters/discoverys that could jolt a chain of events into action. When people are happy they dont want change but if something comes into effect that affects everyone in all parts of the world equally global co-operation occurs.

    For example whilst it seems impossible now if we were to encounter alien life somewhere its two possible outcomes would both create unity. If said aliens were hostile then global military cooperation would be essential and no doubt happen, in the long run this would break down into a centralized world government working for the earth.

    If the aliens were in fact friendly then its also possible the people of earth would unite in further exploration of the universe and put aside all differences.

    At the moment we beleive different countries have different needs and thus different governments are required. If suddenley it became apparent there were billions of billions of other similar life-forms out there it would disolve the need for seperate governments.
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    aliens?? i can't see Mr. Bin Laden saying
    "yeah sorry about the whole twin towers thing, now that the biker mice from mars have arrived lets have a knees up" :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by caz)
    What do you think about it? Do you think life would be better?

    How about if we all spoke the same language, same currency, etc.? This doesn't mean we don't have other languages, but wouldn't it be better?

    Do you think it would ever be possible to have one world government? If so, how soon? And what would it be like?

    Give your opinions, and theories please.
    i can remember when i was little they were going to bring a language in where everyone was going to lear all over the world it was going to be call essperaso or some **** like that
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    I think in an ideal world it would truly be amazing. But the technicalities involved are horrendous - being able to go from one country to the other would mean everyone would end up in the west! Plus the idea of democracy may seriously go haywired. As for the different cultures of the world, different people have different beliefs - trying to rule India and England using the same rules would not only be completely foolish but very impractical.
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    (Original post by Absolution)
    aliens?? i can't see Mr. Bin Laden saying
    "yeah sorry about the whole twin towers thing, now that the biker mice from mars have arrived lets have a knees up" :rolleyes:
    bin laden is not in power we arent talking about world peace we're talking about one world govt. bin laden wouldnt be a part of it, if he were found he would most likely be put on trial
 
 
 
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