Founded on democracy, the nation state seems to be falling apart which brings the questions of possible alternative system replacements. We either go the one world government or officially re-draw the world map, breaking up, patching up, and merging territories.
There are two forces that keep pushing the nation state forward: Greed and Anger. Greedy politicians ensure status quo remains the same so that they can do their dealings in peace and Angry people who are left with no choice and are forced to push limits just to survive.
These two forces seem to feed off each other like a pyramid. As more politicians get to the top, people on the ground are taxed even more to support them. As long as the politicians greed is stronger than the people’s anger, it will always be a loosing game.