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  • Writer's pictureWill Turrell

Would a World Government Benefit the Global Economy

The world is faced with many global issues that it is troubled with solving. Many organisations such as the United Nations and the World Bank have been established to help bring countries together and solve global problems. However, it is clear that many global issues still exist. A quick look at the United Nations’ website demonstrates the numerous challenges humanity faces, ranging from climate change and sustainability to supplying clean water to communities in need.

A ‘World government’ is the idea that all countries come together under one political authority and is ultimately the final stage of globalisation. However, the idea of a World Government is complex and subjective to various interpretations due to the benefits and disadvantages it comes with.

There is often an argument that a ‘World Government’ would benefit humanity with respect to solving global issues and would help allocate resources more efficiently. For example, with only one political body, resources wouldn’t have to be allocated to building military equipment and instead be prioritized to increase the advancement of humanity, raising the world’s average standard of living.

A World Government could lead to increased trade and commerce by allowing countries to produce goods and services in which they have a comparative or absolute advantage. Furthermore, a reduction in trade barriers such as tariffs and lower trade disputes could lead to increased economic growth and lower prices globally. 

Many nations may be reluctant to the idea of a World Government due to their loss of freedom and sovereignty. National governments often prioritize their domestic issues over global concerns and politics means global issues are often disregarded. Therefore, this shows the transition would not be easy and one which some people disagree with, especially those living in more advanced economies.

A ’World Government’ could lead to a loss of culture worldwide. The increased integration of countries may mean there may be an increased homogenisation of social norms and values. However, it may also be argued that this is inevitable anyway with increased and more efficient transport resulting in the increased movement of people.

Although this article covers the main ideas of a World Government there are many other factors to consider about the transition. However, the idea of a ‘World Government’ could potentially bring people together and lead to a more efficient allocation of resources worldwide to help solve larger-scale humanitarian issues. It is an idea that many believe to be a possibility as countries become more integrated through increased trade, transport, and communication. Despite this, the transition from domestic governments to a single political body worldwide is no easy step, with many nations having contrary opinions on the type of economy or political decisions. Efforts to promote multiculturalism and multilingualism would also be essential to ensure that all voices are heard and valued in the global community.



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