Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
The world is seeking the equilibrium point and so far that has tended to result in larger states but it will not do so forever.

And if a global government ever was achieved it would become tyrannical beyond belief because it would have no competition.
It would also eventually divide because factions within it would attempt to seize control of it and would be able to break off pieces easier than take the whole thing at once.

The Roman empire is a good example of how things would go.
I see your bet and raise you the imminent shocking and awing of Tehran.

...destroy an ancient civilization, kill a couple million people, o well, the GOP will get reelected.