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Should The World Be Ruled By a Single Body?

Dik_Dawg
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4/3/2012 8:42:59 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I would like to see reasons for and against the topic. Be creative. In this scenario, the group would be elected by a large group of people, 12 officials from each country, who would all vote. Each country would put forward 4 cantidates, and it would work similarly to an election, but voted by the group rather than the public. A board of officials would be created from the winner of each contry. The board of elected winners would come up with solutions, world-wide laws and anything else you can think of. Be creative, and think of pros and cons.
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4/6/2012 12:07:32 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/3/2012 8:42:59 PM, Dik_Dawg wrote:
I would like to see reasons for and against the topic. Be creative. In this scenario, the group would be elected by a large group of people, 12 officials from each country, who would all vote. Each country would put forward 4 cantidates, and it would work similarly to an election, but voted by the group rather than the public. A board of officials would be created from the winner of each contry. The board of elected winners would come up with solutions, world-wide laws and anything else you can think of. Be creative, and think of pros and cons.

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Stephen_Hawkins
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4/6/2012 8:05:07 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/3/2012 8:42:59 PM, Dik_Dawg wrote:
I would like to see reasons for and against the topic. Be creative. In this scenario, the group would be elected by a large group of people, 12 officials from each country, who would all vote. Each country would put forward 4 cantidates, and it would work similarly to an election, but voted by the group rather than the public. A board of officials would be created from the winner of each contry. The board of elected winners would come up with solutions, world-wide laws and anything else you can think of. Be creative, and think of pros and cons.

Undemocratic, as you've forced the number of candidates to a specific number
Undemocratic, as you've forced the number of officials to a specific number
Cultural differences would make this near impossible
Countries in a modern zeitgeist would be more powerful than in a postmodern zeitgeist (population differences)
Philosophically, the phrase "lock two philosophers in a room and you'll get three opinions" comes to mind: you'll get endless series of political ideas.
The actual system of how this would work (the electoral system, for example) would be dubious at best.
The only reason the UN works is because the most powerful nations have permanent veto powers, so they don't just leave in result to things being passed that they don't want being passed. A global scale would be equally dubious.
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