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Will the world ever remove the concept of countries who have territorial rights?

Asked by dannyc (5228points) May 16th, 2009

I see the planet merging. Is political propaganda and archaic systems just propping up the country/continent divisions?

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oratio's avatar

The planet is merging. Unions are slowly forming all over the world.

Yes, and no, I believe. The concept will change, but not disappear.

Mamradpivo's avatar

The concept of the nation-state is relatively new, dating back to the 17th century. I’m sure that eventually some other form of territorial organization will take over the globe, as they already have in areas with very weak nation-states.

dannyc's avatar

Yes. I see a faster progress towards a new vision than can be seen from this squabbling world. If I look at my old prejudices, misjudgements and lack of information from my days in the 70’s versus the accelerating knowledge at exponential pace, I feel a change is coming faster than one might anticipate. We will see and it will be very interesting.

mammal's avatar

@dannyc sure feels like the momentum has picked up, sometimes the media create a distorted sense of magnitude, but despite that the pace has quickened

wundayatta's avatar

It’s hard to imagine. I’ve always considered myself a citizen of the world, and I’ve wanted to eliminate borders, or at least, guards at the borders. None of this has ever remotely become a part of public policy. There will, I hope, be more federations, such as the EU, but I’m not holding my breath.

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