I was talking with a relative a few months ago that expressed concern that a “World Order” would some day be constructed in which all nations would unite. Many people who do not want the U.S. to lose our national identity share this concern. I personally do not think this is a real threat. The United Nations has existed for many years and does not really have much control over other nations. All they can do is publicly condemn behavior or send aid and support to nations that need help. They can influence support from other members of the U.N. The point to this organization is to try and get the world to engage in important issues. There are a lot of important issues that the U.N. tries to address, such as world famine and human rights violations.
The U.N. is an imperfect organization, because they do not have much control, if any, over other countries. This is not a bad thing. It means that a “World Order” in the literal sense is far off. However, with the Internet and social networking, people are connected with others throughout the world. Our economies have become connected all over the world, so we are all connected in some way as a race. Humans are social creatures and this means that we often desire to connect with others. With the new ways to connect with people around the world, it is arguable that a “World Order” is in our future.
I would argue that most cultures around the world are not going to want to give up their national identity. Identity is a very important part of being human and national identity is also important. I do not see a time when the U.S. or any other country decides to give that up. That being said, I’d like to point out that we are becoming a more connected world community. I see this as positive, because it gives regular people around the world to get involved in social issues and learn more about foreign cultures.
Will we ever get to the point where there is one world government that rules over every nation on this planet? No, I do not think so. The closest thing I think we would get is a U.N. and we have that. It’s good to have an organization that allows the world to unite on issues that are important, but still have their own independence.