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User avatar #23804 - duudegladiator (02/15/2013) [-]
Hey Politics, i usually don't muck around asking questions, but since the Story about the Asteroid came out, it got me thinking.

What kind of Government would work the best to Unify the world in order for us to stop focusing on the ground, and start looking to the stars?
#23820 to #23804 - feelythefeel (02/16/2013) [-]
Probably a federation of sorts, the odds of a singular unified government holding the entire planet for long seems slim.
User avatar #23817 to #23804 - CapnInterwebz (02/16/2013) [-]
An evolved form of the UN would probably be best

User avatar #23811 to #23804 - paranoidwzy (02/16/2013) [-]
There is no interest in governments today to have a space program if they do not want the country to prove something to another country. The moon race was just a dick measuring contest between the USSR and USA. The future is privet companies mostly. there are plenty of them now that are being created. Golden Spike is a company full of ex NASA employes that are going to aim for moon trips.
#23809 to #23804 - repostsrepost (02/15/2013) [-]
Which country will "unite" the world? I like the word "conquer" a little better. But seriously, world government is stupid I don't want Europeans or Asians governing me anymore than my own dumbass politicians. Why does there only have to be one government? Scifi is obsessed with the idea. Personally I find the idea of American, Russian, German, Japanese galactic empires competing against each other much more interesting.
#23814 to #23809 - moser (02/16/2013) [-]
I think the Scifi world government idea is more that, in the event that we aren't the only species in the galaxy with a concept of government and politics, it would be better if humanity could be represented by a single voice coming from an organization comparable to the U.N.

I don't think it would be much different then what we have now. Countries would still govern themselves independently, but when it came to issues that concerned the whole planet such as the global environment (climate), the conduct of warfare, and foreign policy with an alien species where a consensus among a majority of nations is necessarily, such a government to deal with such issues would exist.
User avatar #23807 to #23804 - moser (02/15/2013) [-]
Why just governments? I think the future of space exploration is going to rely a lot on the private investors and the private sector as space travel becomes more commercial. Just look at what Virgin airlines has been working on.
User avatar #23805 to #23804 - Ruspanic (02/15/2013) [-]
If you want efficiency a totalitarian dictatorship is the way to go (unless you can somehow make space exploration low-risk and highly profitable). But there are more important factors than efficiency when considering what sort of government is best.

I don't think we should have a world government at all, but if we must it should be a highly decentralized republican government, with a constitutionally limited role (mainly security and conflict prevention).
User avatar #23806 to #23805 - duudegladiator (02/15/2013) [-]
So, you are saying totalitarian would be used in which situation, space exploration, or civilian population. I am talking as if all nations put down their hatred for one another (whether it be after a WW3 scenario or not) and decided on this one form of government to be fair and spend resources in space.
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