Global Affairs

Jun 20, 2017

Following the famous Fourteen Points speech by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in 1918, the warring nation states ushered building an era of liberalism and globalism. Setting aside the terms of realpolitik, it was the epoch which led to the establishment of a world community in the shape of League of Nations succeeded by the present day’s United Nations. Nonetheless, there rarely has ever been a time when these reflections of internationalism were left unchallenged by the forces of protectionism: the 2nd World War and Cold War in 20th century while catastrophe of 9/11, Brexit and Trump-ism in the present century are prominent to threaten the existence of international coexistence.

The question remains, what breeds agents which threaten internationalism. Usually, these are the nationalistic urges of a state, a people or a nation. No doubt that every nation maintains some spirit of nationalism but, the problem occurs when it overwhelms.

Most of the times, these are the national leaders, political-candidates and social-activists who trigger this thing and lead their masses against globalism. Sometimes they have an excuse to do it so while, others times to do not. But, even when there is a way to deal with the excuse, it does not work because once triggered nationalism causes severe damage to globalism in one way or the other. Whatever other reasons of its birth may be, this jingoism should be put to sleep with the spirit of cooperation and unity. That is what can be done to avoid another great catastrophe in the world. 

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