Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Era of the Three Thousand Countries by Louis Evan Palmer

In the future, probably distant, something has occurred, likely violent, that has caused countries to split apart into much smaller entities akin to provinces or counties. If it proceeds in a good way, there will be rules and laws that mandate the maximum parameters of a country - geographic extent, population, wealth. It would look something like 2 or 3 hundred countries replacing the former USA, possibly, a hundred in the former Canada and another hundred replacing the former Mexico. And, this would be global. The former Russia is now perhaps 4 hundred countries and China and India perhaps 2 hundred countries each. And so on throughout the globe. No hegemony. No massive armies. No stratospheric military budgets. Lots of standardization and harmonization regarding things that are in common but also lots of differences and nuances. This is the opposite of empire-building or imperialism. It is a peaceful individualization, a beneficial shrinking, an anti-inflammatory, a way towards perpetual peace, prosperity and diversity.

The Era of the Three Thousand Countries, Louis Evan Palmer, The Way It Can Be,

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Copyright 2012 Louis Evan Palmer
He lives in Ontario Canada. His short stories have appeared in numerous publications.


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