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    One World Democratic Government - what would it look like?

    What would a worldwide democratic system of government look like? How should it be executed? These are just a few of the questions I have concerning one world governance, but I will start with these and see where the conversation takes us, then perhaps I will have opportunity to further reassess my remaining questions.

    So what do you think?

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    Thanks, but why don't we start fresh with a more specific goal in mind? I think that thread you mentioned above was more about how a world government of any kind might exist at all. Let's focus on democracy, and how it could be plausibly implemented on a worldwide scale.

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    I think democracy was considered in that thread, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TannerMLloyd View Post
    Thanks, but why don't we start fresh with a more specific goal in mind? I think that thread you mentioned above was more about how a world government of any kind might exist at all. Let's focus on democracy, and how it could be plausibly implemented on a worldwide scale.
    Simple question for you, 3 billion people vote for xxx as the leader of this world government, the other 2 billion don't agree. Now what?
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    marx rebirth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnut View Post
    Simple question for you, 3 billion people vote for xxx as the leader of this world government, the other 2 billion don't agree. Now what?
    300 mil in usa
    200 mil vote Obama, now what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    300 mil in usa
    200 mil vote Obama, now what?
    Are we prepared to crush other nations who don't agree with us?
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    And then you have things like this:

    North Korea to Chair UN Disarmament Conference North Korea to Chair UN Disarmament Conference - FoxNews.com

    That's like appointing the fox to guard the hen house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie View Post
    And then you have things like this:

    North Korea to Chair UN Disarmament Conference North Korea to Chair UN Disarmament Conference - FoxNews.com

    That's like appointing the fox to guard the hen house.
    Immediately blame Bush for this. Must be him who allowed this to happen focusing on Iraq and forgetting N. Korea
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    Simple question for you, 3 billion people vote for xxx as the leader of this world government, the other 2 billion don't agree. Now what?
    A smart question. But what would the US Founding Fathers have said if someone proposed a union of more than 300 million people? Back then, the US only consisted of around 4 million people (reference here). How then could they expect such large numbers of voters as we see today to be anywhere near plausible? It's the same thing in my mind. We don't know what the limit to a democratic system is; that doesn't mean that 5 billion voters, as you seem to suggest, is necessarily in the danger zone when it comes to numbers of voters.

    Besides, I seriously doubt that the number of voters would ever be that high. Think of all the children that exist in third world regions. Then think of the number of adults who would actually register to vote, and then think of those who would actually use that to vote.

    To answer as simply as I can: in a world united by a single democratic government, having been properly executed, the vast majority of those who voted against the newly elected leader would accept the majority decision of the entire voter population. There would be those who protest, but as long it is a direct democracy, any enforcement of the leadership within the bounds of human rights limitations is justified.

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    You should take some time to read the other thread. It answered all of your points already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TannerMLloyd View Post
    A smart question. But what would the US Founding Fathers have said if someone proposed a union of more than 300 million people? Back then, the US only consisted of around 4 million people (reference here). How then could they expect such large numbers of voters as we see today to be anywhere near plausible? It's the same thing in my mind. We don't know what the limit to a democratic system is; that doesn't mean that 5 billion voters, as you seem to suggest, is necessarily in the danger zone when it comes to numbers of voters.

    Besides, I seriously doubt that the number of voters would ever be that high. Think of all the children that exist in third world regions. Then think of the number of adults who would actually register to vote, and then think of those who would actually use that to vote.

    To answer as simply as I can: in a world united by a single democratic government, having been properly executed, the vast majority of those who voted against the newly elected leader would accept the majority decision of the entire voter population. There would be those who protest, but as long it is a direct democracy, any enforcement of the leadership within the bounds of human rights limitations is justified.
    Do you believe in rights for homosexuals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnut View Post
    Do you believe in rights for homosexuals?
    Why yes I do. I believe in rights for all of LGBT. I think I know where you're going with that too. Most of the world is against Gay Rights, am I correct? They vote for a leader who rails against such positions and he changes everything to remove those human rights. If that's your point, I would say that's why it takes time and most importantly education on a massive scale, in fact that may be the very first step.

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    Define your words "properly executed" as to the single democratic government.

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