Originally Posted by Hugh
So if the majority of the whole EU wanted it, but a majority in a country didn't, what then?
Then the country will have to agree with it because a majority of the EU popluation wanted it!
Remember if there was a United States of Europe (or World), then they will still have their own state and they can still run their local affairs (like the USA for example)!
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Originally Posted by Taf
Shifting a lot of industrial production to the Far East from The West has been a major mistake AFAIC, especially when they want to then sell all that product to the West where many will be unemployed because there is little industrial work, and therefore unable to afford the products!
The West has shown in recent years that relying on national income from banking for GDP is a very big mistake, and relying on credit in all its forms has been building a bubble that HAD to burst at some point.
More and more money earned in countries ends up transferred elsewhere in the world, quite often to countries with lower costs-of-living, fuelling inflation in those countries, and thus mass population exoduses in search of better incomes, usually to The West where they percieve those "better incomes" can be earned.
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"So if the majority of the whole USA wanted it, but a majority in a US State didn't, what then?"
... and it's easy to see what happens... Federal political control that swings back and forth at most elections between a polarised voting population.
What you are saying make a lot of sense, this is why we need a global government sooner rather than later, we need decent, high paying jobs all over the world!
Are you also saying that the all the US should become independent of the USA?
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If we can convince the world that a global goernment will be a good thing, then it can work, developing nations will vote for this so they can get better and more jobs with global labour, tax and wealfare standards, and people like the Kurds will vote for it, because it will give them their own state etc!