The staggering acheivements mankind had made over the last couple of centuries is nothing short of miraculous. This is in large part due to the develpoment of transportation and communication technologies. This has brought us globalization, which some view with optimism, others with speculation. No one knows where the future will lead us, but it can be fun to speculate. Throughout history, powers have risen, declined, and crumbled. No empire will last forever, but they do get bigger and bigger. Some speculate that sooner or later there will be a "New World Order," one massive (usually innately evil) government for the entire population of Earth. If we analize the current events of the world, I think we can rest assured that a takeover by this New World Order is anything but imminent. World powers such as the United States and China can hardly even negotiate the fate of a single dissident, much less join forces to govern the world. But are we moving in that direction? Will political power ever be concentrated into one giant ruling authority? How long until that happens? What form of government would it be? How long would it last? How would it end?
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