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The UN is doing its best

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Submitted by Pat (United States), Aug 7, 2007 at 13:36

Yugoslavia disappeared in the 1990s. Pakistan was cut in half a few decades earlier. East Pakistan was replaced by Bangladesh. For all the countries that could disappear from a Middle Eastern map, many more have been created in adjoining parts of Asia. They are the former Soviet Republics. They went from being parts of a larger country to independence. Most countries of the Middle East were once part of a larger empire. They may come full circle, but we shouldn't discount nationalism and the desire of free states to guard their territory from their next-door neighbor.

The UN is hard at work destroying the nation-state. The declaration of human rights says that no country can prevent anyone from crossing its borders. The concept of national sovereignty is gradually eroding. The WTO and other supranational organizations are slowly but surely introducing the concept of regional if not universal government, all in the name of commerce. UN officials view themselves as the administrators of this enterprise. They and many others see unity and peace in one world government. It might be a movement that cannot be stopped. A century from now it could be written that the nation-state of the 20th and early 21st centuries was the anomaly.

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