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Ryan Leonard

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Our shrinking world and international intervention.

Everyday our world is getting smaller and smaller, nations are more intertwined than ever before and it is rare to see an event happen in one country and not affect another.

Does this mean that more developed nations should be obligated to assist those who are less fortunate (more so than they are already) ?

And if there are crimes against humanity being comitted and that nation's unable to rectify the situation (or in some cases, are the cause of it) should other nations intervene since this is a human need?

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    Apr 3 2012: I have this brilliant idea of creating a certain company, and I ask you to join it. However, if you want to join you need to relinquish all of your freedoms and privileges, you whole future and the future of this company will be decided by vote. Would you still join?

    It is a matter of willingness to give up most sovereignty over ones own nation. It is not something that can happen in a fourth-night. Plus it is not something that is optional, it all in or all out.

    I'd advice you to look into Game-Theory on the matter of climate (change) intervention.