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Bastian Brandt

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less than 1% paid for the worlds weapons would be enough to put every child to school, still it doesn't happen. How can we change this?

Less than one per cent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn’t happen.

How can we change this?

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    Feb 8 2012: If you take weapons away from the military it undermines their ability to function. when it comes to international diplomacy, having a strong military is an essential tool for negotiating, be it for peace treaties or trade.

    It is not essential to have a military in most of these negotiations, however simply having it as a tool in a politicians arsenal is enough to make a war lord bend to the will of an opposing faction and also ensures that agreements are met and insured. nothing like a bullet to the head or the threat of a bullet to the head to make people do what you want them to do.

    unless you can find a way of ensuring that no one has the "I've got a bigger gun/more guns than you" argument does not get into play, then you have a solution to the problem... however I suspect that even if such a solution was envisaged, it would just be another political tool in the back pocket with the military solutions.

    to get education to everyone, its a case of ensuring that the economies of the world have equal investment in humanity and getting them to invest in programs, that put all politicians in the same boat that would provide a court on which to discuss free world education. however I believe that at this era of our lives, education requires vast improvement in order to reach a level that would make it universal and desirable to all cultures and peoples.

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