The United States of Earth: The Possibility and Benefits of World Federation
The world is far different now than it was when the state-system was first established. Globalization, interdependence, and a growing general concern for events taking place outside of one's state have taken the international system to a point that doesn't fit the state-system. These growing trends and sentiments are beginning to challenge the notion of state sovereignty, the state-system, and the paradigms that are based on it. The current system is simply not designed to handle the problems of today. The world has trouble seeing this because it has accepted the state-system for so long, but humankind mustn't allow itself to accept the state-system as dogma. The international system can be changed or adjusted to fit modem times and a world federation is a good option. The idea of world government is often criticized as too idealistic and unlikely, but it is only unlikely if humanity keeps a closed mind. The world has almost come to accept war as something that cannot be avoided but such an attitude is detrimental to humanity's social and political progress. A federal world government could be and should be the next phase of government evolution.