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masked_marsoe VIP Member

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#1 11 years ago

Should the UN take on a parliament, possibly as a replacement for the General Assembly?

Modeled on that of the EU, with each country allocated a certain number of seats according to population, it would facilitate international decision making, as well as making the UN more democratic.

Of course, a country would need to be able to show it had a democracy of certain high standards, which would spread democracy around the world like never before.




Joe Bonham

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#2 11 years ago
which would spread democracy around the world like never before.

Why? A country that isn't already a Western Democracy won't care what the assembly wanted them to become, and the Western Democracies are already Western Democracies.




Locomotor

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#3 11 years ago

You know, a real example of true democracy in action sells a hell of a lot easier than does Democracyâ„¢ that is dropped from the sky in bombshells. It's about leading by example, not forcing down the throat.




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#4 11 years ago

The UN parliament is a step closer to autonomy and federalism instead of cooperative independency and that's not a good thing. Countries with smaller population would be royally damned.

We don't need a UN Parliament, what we need is more effective Security Council, more funding for the UN and less bureaucracy. That means, brave & hard decisions and compromises.