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Originally posted by Amorymeltzer
Originally posted by Faceless
We need to go forth as one race, not a bunch of nations.
No we don't, not with the assumptions above, we just need to have a few things set. Keep records, don't kill everyone, things like that.
What'll happen is some people will form alliances, some will form enemies. Then you'll all realize you have an entire planet at your disposal and there won't really be a need for war. Some planet will get shafted, though, and they'll go to war and get anihilated. On every other planet, people will slowly spread out like we did here on Earth.
I call dibs on Earth.
Originally posted by klain
see see!, i said people who fight over earth sombody must want this homeland
Originally posted by xxblackoctoberxx
Ok, go a few years into the future. Say mankind has gotten space travel and making planets hospitible (terraforming, bases or whatever) down and it is an easily achievable goal now. Remember this is all hypothetical. So, the major world powers have this technology, and say we got a way to either make or we don't need resources.
Alright, countries start deciding it would be best to start going our own ways kind of. Nations move to their own planets in different parts of the solar system, away from each other. The U.S. has its own planet, China has their's, and Russia off in the distance. The smaller and 3rd world countries stay on the Earth I suppose.
Here's where all of you and your opinions and ideas come in, I'll use the U.S. planet as our example.
What do you think would end up happening? Would the nations eventually branch off like America did from Britain? Do you think we would try and participate in intergalactic trade? What about religious issue's, trying to govern such a widespread area, etc...?
My thoughts are, the U.S. would start off fine, maybe even more united. We would stay close together at first. After a while people would start to spread out and go farther and farther away. This might lead to seperate 'colonies' with different points of views, which could in the end eventually turn into what we have now all over again, different countries with different views, wars. Maybe these things are inevitable.
(Please don't point of the small dumb flaws seeing as how this is highly hypothetical)
[edit on 7/16/2005 by xxblackoctoberxx]
Originally posted by sardion2000
...things will prove rather lonely out there if we never get FTL travel and communications.