posted on Feb, 11 2012 @ 04:06 PM
originally posted by beezzer
The only way I could see it happening would be with a nuclear war to eliminate any government structure, world-wide. And even then, it'd depend on the
victors. I'm actually looking for the one episode whre they came across a civilization wth the American flag. Still searching. ETA, The Omega
I don't see any population of people willingly giving up their nationalism except in the case of a benign dictaorship. Then it'll be too late.
Intresting theories, but I disagree. You don't need a nuclear war for people to give up nationalism and they will give up even their freedoms and
liberties to non begnign dictators, all it takes a little desperation and suffering. People hate desperation and suffering and in the end will give a
leader all the power and control they need, as long as the dictator promises to fix things.
Since, the nazi's were referenced in the beginning of the thread, I will use them as an example. The reason that the nazi's were able to rise in power
within the German political system and then eventually gained enough power to subvert and completly take over the political system was due to the full
scale economic melt down of the weimar republic and rampant hyperinflation.
The german people were desperate, their economy was crushed, there were no jobs, their currency hyper inflated drastically; a loaf of bread went from
costing 1 mark in 1919 to 100,000 million marks by 1923,though war reparations from world war one was responsible for some of it a lot of the
hyperinflation also came from the government printing money to bail out fat cat german industrialists, who lost a great deal of money financing the
first war.So, seeing the state of the economy and the desperation of the people, it is no surprise that they handed the nazi party all the power they
wanted and needed, when the nazi's began to promise restoration of the economy and the nation.
The fact is the only thing that is really needed to usher in either a global benevolent dictatorship or even a malevolent one is a world wide economic
collapse and hyperinflation of the various global currencies, but don't worry that can't happen right? Yeah no way all those debt dominoes will fall.
edit on 11-2-2012 by prisoneronashipoffools because: typos