posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 05:36 AM
I think all of this is going to lead to a truly multipolar world. The U.S. has been the sole unipolar power since the collapse of the USSR, and China
has been gaining ground rapidly in recent years. I think the sentiment is starting to turn to more multipolarity, which is in the best interests of
"pure" globalization, not the kind our world leaders have started to implement which hinges on the exploitation of the third world to increase
corporate profits and consolidate wealth.
China is basically the other option as opposed to the U.S., or at least that is how it is shaping up. Many countries will rebuke China because of the
uncertainty associated with their commitment as a security and economic partner, leading all of the other countries of the world to look at other
options, with all of them more involved.
Obviously American unipolarity is starting to set, and many thought it would shift to a bipolar, or unipolar world with China involved or taking the
reins. I think I'm going to go with the multipolar advocates on this one, as the unipolar dominance has not worked out well, and the bipolar years of
U.S./USSR rivalry were obviously detrimental to the globe.
Multipolarity, while criticized for instability, offers a much better balance of power for the future of the world in my estimation. A future that
actually brings the world closer together, on the path towards true humanity. While I'm certainly not remiss to the fact that nationalism is the
dominant form of human identification, the path towards breaking down social, political, and cultural barriers has already begun, and a multipolar
world would lend quite nicely to this continued evolution in the human race.