The Republic of Everywhere

There are two kinds of globalization. One strives to dominate or coerce world 
     opinion and culture. The other emphasizes negotiation, conciliation, and 
     cooperation between differing nations and cultures.

Historically, communities throughout the world have been settled, fought over 
     and resettled in a continual pattern of coercion, interdependence, 
     and finally cooperation. 
This long-term pattern has been repeated many times throughout the history of

In recent centuries, states, nations have begun to confederate 
     under a sovereign will based on interactive principles of shared community, 
     combined with individual freedoms.

Within a few generations, the USA, the European Union, the Arab League, 
     the South American Alliance, and most recently the African Union
     have all begun to take the shape of distributed environments.
Imagine powerful unions in South America, Mexico, the Middle East, Africa, and 
     Asia sharing resources through a unified distribution of smaller states or 
Strengthened by individual power and socio-economic unity, 
     a large middle-class would emerge, limiting the scourge of poverty and 
     despair, and reducing unnecessary social and political instability.