spodi wrote:Hey so this is a pretty general question but what are your opinions of the UN's future? Strengthening or weakening influence?
Well, it seems like no one felt like handling this one eh? My personal opinion is that it will grow more powerful, or at least another organisation based on similar principles (world government) will come about. Globalisation causes a decline in cultural and linguistic differences between countries (as we were speaking about in another thread) and political integration would be a natural result of this.
I think that when you have one or two countries dominating the international political scene, its difficult for an organisation like the UN to exert any influence because countries like China and the United States can probably act unilaterally in a lot of cases without having to worry too much about the consequences. But when groups begin to make their own political/economic blocks, there will come to be a certain balance of power. The EU is a good example of how this could work on a grand scale between countries of varying languages and cultures.