In Germany, culture and tradition are highly valued and society is conservative on social issues, and therefore such “radical” ideas, such as internationalism and reformism, are hardly to be seen.That is why the EU’s reform process is so long and it is seen as a ‘gigantic breakthrough’ if something is achieved.
Macron has also turned out to be a disappointing windbag, responding with empty promises.
In East Africa there is the East African Community – Wikipedia and they were only re-established on 7 July 2000 after it fell apart several times and already have a common market and a customs union.There is also the African Union, which has had little trouble welcoming other African countries and immediately removing them if they have violated human rights.
And they have much bigger problems than here in Europe, such as malaria, AIDS, Ebola, cholera and typhoid epidemics and the various military conflicts that still prevail there, because of the arbitrary borders of the colonial rulers in the 19th and 20th century. Several million people have died as a result of various ethnic cleansings, such as in Rwanda.
The “refugee crisis” is nothing against this.
The EU will nevertheless continue, which is desirable, even if it takes hundreds of years, and will certainly join together to form a state/federation.It is unstoppable, no matter what the right-wing populists, neo-fascists and ultra-conservatives want.
Generally speaking, this is because the concept of “nation states”, aka nation states, is gradually disappearing.What will come out will be continental unions and super-states that, like countries today, will only compete and/or cooperate on a much larger scale.
Those who say that borders are useful are probably not fans of the EU or other continental unions, especially a world republic/federation.
Borders do what they say what they are: delimit.
Nothing else.They do not “protect” “cultures and customs”. They are there to separate his “own stuff” from the other.
Cultures and customs will “certainly” go nowhere.People are too attached to them. When a single state/federation is formed from the EU, it is guaranteed to be divided into regions and federal states, as they are today as national borders.
Personally, I hope for a federal EU or other continental unions, such as the vast majority of other leftists, in order to achieve as much democracy as possible and every person, every culture, language, etc.respect.
What comes after is in the stars, but it wouldn’t be to think about it anyway.After all, a lot of incredible things have happened in history.
(In addition, the original question is: “How likely is a world without borders?Would a single government or unified authority be possible? Is the transition even possible? Would we be able to abandon our borders to create a cultural and economic utopia?”)