- Posted October 2, 2013 by
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Impact Your World
What if the world had fewer countries?
According to wikipedia there are 206 countries in our beautiful world. But what if the world had fewer countries, would the world be a better place to live?
Countries are one of the many forms of "divisions" in our world. More the divisions more the problems arise between divisions.
I am not saying to wipe out few countries from the face of the planet, but what if the countries merge and there are less number of divisions.
If this happens it would drastically reduce the possibility of wars, improve standard of living, better education and on top of all — getting closer to world peace! What if North Korea and South Korea was one country; India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh as one country; May be US, Mexico, Canada one country; Europe as one country etc.
Many would argue that it won't be possible to manage a super large country, but what if by default US, Canada, Mexico - the whole of North America was one single country. People would come up with something; after all it is people who are responsible of creating countries in the first place. GOD for sure did not create countries when the world was made. Given the technological advancement and human intelligence in general which is much greater than what it was 100 years ago so managing a super large country would not be a problem.
India and Pakistan were a single country until 1940s but since then they are not even close to becoming a single country again.
Having a country means having to setup 1000s of different systems for each country, but if many countries merge to be a single country then less number systems have to be setup.
Example: Education system of US is one of the best in the entire world and Mexico's education system is no where closer to the US. But what if they were as one single country, imagine the rise in the standard of education in Mexico. It is only natural that better system of the countries combined would prevail and underdeveloped countries would suddenly be a developed country.
Having 206 different countries raises a question of how to improve education system of the world? The answer is to improve all the 206 "different" education systems.
If the world was as one single country the answer would be to improve "1" single education system.
Technology is one of most important measures for a country's growth. All of 206 countries has to manage its own technological growth, which if looked at from the one world angle is like re-inventing the wheel 206 times.
I don't understand what is stopping India and Pakistan to be single country again? Until 1940s they were already a single country in peace. Why is it difficult to get back? It is understandable that it takes time to become one country but if we look at the other way, it did not take much time to setup anther country in 1940s called "Pakistan" then why is taking more then 60 years to be back as single country. Surely setting up another country is much difficult than 2 already established countries as one single country.
Imagine the face of the world reflecting a step closer to world peace if every developed country held hand of one developing/under developed country or even the neighboring country.
This also opens many doors in the back of our heads as why were countries formed based on borders or previous mistakes of mankind. What if there were 7 countries formed based on continents?
Patriotism is considered to be a good quality, whereas it is NOT. Love your world, not just your country.
ONE WORLD, WORLD PEACE :)