Do You Want to Live in a Stateless World?

The concept of a stateless world under the banner of a single world government, on face value, represents a positive force in globalisation. However, the concern as a member of a potential single world government, would be the ability to self-govern and remain independent.

As we’ve witnessed in history, the Treaty of Versailles, where Empires were dissected only to be replaced by defining borders of new countries – such as Yugoslavia – civil war did break out as a result of placing several nationalities (who at the time were considered similar enough) under one banner.

The stateless world, in my opinion, is the larger scale of this example. Though globalisation has great benefits for trade, finance, and a general consensus to solve world problems together; what consequences would evolve, if a revolution or a civil war broke out? Would the effect be that of the proverbial domino, where the waves are felt throughout the world on a massive and uncontrollable scale? How would a world government extinguish such a fire?

Would the effect be that of the proverbial domino, where the waves are felt throughout the world on a massive and uncontrollable scale?

The volatility of human nature dictates this would likely happen. As a state can in some ways be understood in this fundamental condition (as a person), that it needs to maintain its sense of self, as Devetak references Hobbes in The Modern State and Its Origins (pp26). We as humans, are still too early in the chain of evolution, to live under one united banner without warring between ourselves. The ‘body’ of the state is still too entrenched.