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This idea needs a lot more examination than it got. "Nation States" have been responsible for most of the major catastrophes recently.

Nation States came from a "People's " reaction to Feudalism, and was originally supposed to be a unified Ethnic group. They were corrupted by success, and became Empires, made up of warring factions. Look at the US. They are intrinsically unstable, since they are based on force and/or fraud, and have no obvious other way of settling disputes with "others". They are basically like the Greek City-States, which evolved into Cities. (Civilization) But cities have solved their political problems by means of Laws, etc Nations cannot do this, because their "principles" do not involve respect for any OTHER nation state. That would be contradictory If you want to see how this all turns out, look at pre Dynastic Chinese History: the "Period of Warring States", They tried everything: Alliances, Balance s of Power, NATO, etc. it all failed.

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    Apr 21 2013: "The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed, the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass and dictators die; and the power they took from the people will return to the people and so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Let us all unite!! Let us fight for a new world, a decent world that will give men a chance to work, that will give you the future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power, but they lie! They do not fulfill their promise; they never will. Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people!! Now, let us fight to fulfill that promise!! Let us fight to free the world, to do away with national barriers, to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness.

    Soldiers: In the name of democracy, let us all unite!!!" - Charlie Chaplin

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