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what if the UN declared world peace?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Highgeneral, Jun 15, 2004.

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what if?

  1. yes i would love world peace

    47.4%
  2. no

    14.0%
  3. NO and i would fight to keep my nation free!!!!!!!!!

    29.8%
  4. don't care

    8.8%
  1. Highgeneral

    Highgeneral Gone forever!

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    IF the UN put a end to all war and wanted all nations to join and become one nation would you want this to happen? I would not because i would fight for my countys freedom.
     
  2. OzJeremy

    OzJeremy Warlord

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    Yes but only if it enforced the basic laws (like human rights) on all member states, like any other federation.
     
  3. CrazyScientist

    CrazyScientist Those crazy scientists...

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    Just a declaration is all it takes?? Oh. Well, then I declare world peace right now! Yay! :rolleyes:
     
  4. Highgeneral

    Highgeneral Gone forever!

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    no if all nations voted for it but your nation would you support world peace.
     
  5. GerrardCapashen

    GerrardCapashen Benalish Master-at-Arms

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    I'd support world peace but not world unification.

    We're not ready for it. Try again in about 200 years or thereabouts, and then maybe it might be possible.
     
  6. Bozo Erectus

    Bozo Erectus Master Baker

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    Well, after everybody stopped laughing, they'd disband the UN because it would appear to be under the control of crazy people.
     
  7. Garbarsardar.jr

    Garbarsardar.jr subtitled

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    No, CIV4 would be an extremely boring game.
     
  8. WickedSmurf

    WickedSmurf pr0

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    World peace as well as global unification is impossible.
     
  9. Plexus

    Plexus Architeuthidae puericomedentis

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    Like DP said, we'd all laugh and then promptly disband the UN.
     
  10. Theige

    Theige American Baron

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    Well the UN, if it was backed by the the west, could do it, but it would probably turn into a mess pretty quickly

    What I'm saying is if the west, or NATO, as well as the UN, really made a large effort it could be done.
     
  11. Startaff

    Startaff Shogun

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    Freedom of what?

    I assume/hope you live in a democratic country.
    I also assume that the "UN pacification" would create a democratic "world nation".
    So where's the difference?
    Or do you think that your vote would be too much diluted in the world population?
    If so, why not asking to separate your region from your country?
    After that, why not separating your province from your region?
    After that, why not separating your townfrom your province?
    After that, why not separating your neighborood from your town?
    Etc.

    Modern world nations are riddled by separatists who ask for "independence".

    When Madrid was hit by the bombs, I made some consideration about the ETA separatist claims: If they want to separate, let them separate!
    But REALLY separate! No commerce with them, no entrance admitted in other countries, no help should they need it!

    Where do you live Highgeneral? On Mars? If you're on the Earth, your country NEEDS some kind of foreign cooperation/contacts/commerce, which are ruled by int'l conventions and laws. Are you independent from these?
     
  12. IglooDude

    IglooDude Enforcing Rule 34 Retired Moderator

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    Let the disbanding begin!!




    Oh, wait, I thought it was already under the control of crazy people, nevermind. :)
     
  13. Highgeneral

    Highgeneral Gone forever!

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    IM AMERICAN AND PROUD OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't want my nation to do any thing it don't want to, so i would fight to defend her!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Bozo Erectus

    Bozo Erectus Master Baker

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    They arent THAT crazy, just a little out of touch and unfocused. How would the UN 'declare' world peace? All those in favor of declaring worldpeace say Aye! AYE! In the opinion of the chair the Ayes have it, world peace has been declared! And then the orderlies drag them all off to the looney bin.
     
  15. luiz

    luiz Trendy Revolutionary

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    We would all laugh, then invite that Libertarian nuty candidate and have him to personally destroy the UN building.
     
  16. addiv

    addiv Hero of our time

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    Well, I would support it, but I'm afraid too many people wouldn't...
     
  17. addiv

    addiv Hero of our time

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    Um...against who are you so eager to fight? Nobody's going to invade you, don't worry. :lol:
     
  18. CivCube

    CivCube Resist.

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    Unified world? But that would mean I would have to live in the same country as those foreign wretches! :(
     
  19. Halcyon

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    As nice as a spot of peace may or may not be, I doubt that the UN's word would really do it. The UN could declare the sky green, if it chose to. It wouldn't make it happen.
     
  20. Startaff

    Startaff Shogun

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    Your nation (as mine) is already doing things it doesn't want.
    It pays for petrol, for example (although it's trying to solve this problem...)

    Apart from this, your initial question was flawed in the basis.
    How can a "peaceful" world be imposed?
    If it's so, then it'll be the choice of a few (or even most, but not ALL) countries. And, BTW, I'd be quite sure that USA will be among them.

    Here, I'd like to pose your question in a slightly different but maybe more interesting way:
    "Should the majority of nations decide to impose a world order to a few minor ones, and being you a citizen of the majority, would you fight for the independence of those other nations?"
    Please answer this. This should give an idea of your concept of "freedom".

    Somebody (could be Gandhi, but I'm not sure) once said: "I'm not agreeing with what you're saying but I'm ready to die to give you the right to say it".
     

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