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Post time 2014-8-10 18:09:06 |Display all floors
The answer to your questions are already in your OP, (Just removed the question marks from some questions you posed)

A WORLD WITHOUT ARMY?

- unthinkable
- unrealistic
- a pipe dream
- against human nature
- unachievable
- too risky
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Post time 2014-8-10 18:18:51 |Display all floors
This assumption is based on everyone is peace lover.
So if everyone in the world is kind hearted and has no will to use violence, there is no need of army

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Post time 2014-8-10 22:23:40 |Display all floors
This post was edited by Ted180 at 2014-8-10 09:24

I don't find this unrealistic in the future (say 100 years from now). There may be a world government with none of the regions having real  armed forces and no wars happening. Instead of sovereign nation-states the regions would be like provinces in one country. In Canada the provinces have police forces but no army. This will require real prosperity, the end of real poverty, so much intermarriage of races and ethnic groups that it is actually difficult to see major differences, and commonly-agreed global values. This is what I actually hope for (long after I die).
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Post time 2014-8-10 22:26:29 |Display all floors
hxlgreat Post time: 2014-8-10 05:18
This assumption is based on everyone is peace lover.
So if everyone in the world is kind hearted and ...

As long as what we now call nation-states have no armies, any sort of armed forces would basically just be police.
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Post time 2014-8-10 23:19:32 |Display all floors
According to WIKI the global military expenses in 2013 had been

1,756,000,000,000 USD
calculate it for 10 Years (x 10) it comes to

17,560.000.000.000,-- USD

Is that in anyones interest ? Certainly not in my interest !

How many solar panels we could by with that money.

Probably we could get rid of fossile fuel in an instance and we all may enjoy "free energy".

We all could be a happy family and enjoy live even more - not to mention those who would have perished in wars.


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Post time 2014-8-10 23:24:18 |Display all floors
This post was edited by NgTran at 2014-8-10 23:25
KIyer Post time: 2014-8-10 18:09
The answer to your questions are already in your OP, (Just removed the question marks from some ques ...

It is not impossible, if you strive for peace.

Of course the peace has to start within ones self.

Everybody has to make a decision whether a high-tech tank is what will lift up humanity or better invest in clean energy and education for the poor.

And of course you have to stand up against those war mongers and those getting high on military hardware. You have to convince them about their evil actions or dreams. You may have to show them the door and "Good bye".

Or buy them a toy tank for the sandbox.

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Post time 2014-8-11 01:51:11 |Display all floors
NgTran Post time: 2014-8-9 22:34
As long as China bullies and intimidate its neighbors with the threat of military force, you will n ...

You have it backward. It's the west who is meddling where it does not belong.
But we all know you have been successfully indoctrinated to begin with.
If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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