Monday, 14 March 2011
CASE 235 - The Continental Superstates
By 2022-2025 the map above is more than likely to happen
European Union Established 1952
African Union Established 2002
South American Union Established 2004
North American Union - Proposed for between 2020 to 2022
Astral-Asian Pacific Union - Proposed between 2025 to 2025
Islamic Superstate - Rumor - but very possible
A superstate is an agglomeration of nations and/or states, often linguistically and ethnically diverse, under a single political-administrative structure. This is distinct from the concept of superpower, although these are frequently seen together. It is also distinct from the concept of empire, where one nation dominates other nations through military, political, and economic power, as in the Roman Empire, although an empire may also be a superstate, as in ancient Persia, India and China.
An example of a small superstate would be the republic of Yugoslavia before its breakup at the end of the cold war.
An example of an ancient superstate would be China, under various dynasties. Eurosceptics argue that the European Union is a current example of an emerging superstate.
Constitutionally structured as federated republics, the United States of America and modern Germany may be considered superstates. The former Soviet Union, though being constitutionally defined as federated republic, was de facto a superstate due to a major cultural and linguistical diversity between its inhabited ethnicities, never really identified themselves as the single Soviet nation despite the official doctrine.The British Empire came close to becoming a superstate in the late 19th Century when there was an attempt to re-organise both Dominions and Colonies into a single body as an Imperial Federation.
Sound like something out of The book and film, 1984
Please have a read through:
CASE 1, The European Union,
CASE 183, The North American Union,
CASE 218, The South American Union,
CASE 224, The African Union,
CASE 238, The Austral-Asian Pacific Union