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Imperatives That Regulate International Equilibrium

Imperatives That Regulate International Equilibrium

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Published by: Omar Alansari-Kreger on Apr 25, 2012
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 Voices for Intellectual IndependenceImperatives that Regulate InternationalEquilibrium Omar Alansari-Kreger
The world of the twenty-first century is notorious for itsinternational ideas and aspirations which cease to be confinedto a single sphere of the world community. Whenever there is aphilosophical paradox, we are confronted with a convoluteddefinition that is generic, but is also abstract which leavesthe individual inquirer in a position where they are constantlypursuing various threads of definitive substance clarity. Beforewe are able to attain that sense of clarity, we are oftenconfronted with an inherited bias which is usually a byproductof an environmental upbringing; the questionable substance thatmust be brought into perspective must concern itself with theoverall quality of a society and its surrounding civilization.Worldviews are shaped, defined, and broken based on theenvironmental imperatives which thrive on the societal surfaceand it is this substance that retains profound ramifications onthe individual beholder. The idea that supports the near endlessinterpretations and philosophical manifestations ofinternationalism exists as no exception whatsoever; therevolutionary transgressions that have been made possiblethrough the innovative threads of technological modernity hassevered as one of the most potent forces which has sold the ideaof internationalism to the public masses worldwide.This is a group or generic majority that can be classifiedas the umbrella of individuals around the world who are in tunewith the progressive force of technological modernity. In thissense, is it possible to generate a thread of clarity withoututilizing the force of a definitive substance such astechnological modernity in order to provide the supporting ideaof internationalism with a greater degree of meaning to thoseinquisitive inquirers? The generic notion of internationalism isdefinitely nothing revolutionary to mankind considering that the
integral meaning behind the term has been with humancivilization since the reign of the ancient Mesopotamiancivilizations (Assyria & Babylon as two pristine examples). Theinitial idea that encourages the manifestation of expansionismis made possible through some definitive interpretation ofinternationalism through the bastion of political, diplomatic,economic, and military power at one given period of time. Sincethe end of the Second World War, a general perception has beenproliferated through the horrors and hardships of open warfareand it is this fundamental which has given internationalism iscontemporary meaning in the immediate present; this beingdefined as an ecumenical theme which is then situated upon theforce of open mindedness.The contemporary meaning of this term is not terribly wellrooted in the sense that the modernized (post-modern)interpretation of internationalism retains its roots throughoutthe nineteenth and twentieth centuries respectively.Intellectual and philosophical personalities have envisioned thereplication of a world entity that contains and retains thepolitical, economic, social, and military institutions of atraditional nation-state for centuries, but it has all been aquestion of feasibility and practicality when committing aninitiative that is audacious enough to act on such a grandioseproposition. The pretense which could wield enough force tomotivate the consolidation and creation of a world state beneathsuch wide ranging denominations (as previously stated) isusually dependent on some sort of detrimental event of epicproportions.The twentieth century is marked by two different world warsin addition to so many proxy wars that had emerged in almostevery geo-political arena of the international community. Thefundamental pretense which could generate the capacity to takesuch a drastic step forward under the alias of a world nationsituated upon egalitarian principles has already materializedbeneath the institutional fabric of the United Nations inaddition to its predecessor the League of Nations. We are thenbrought to question another paradoxical inquiry which wouldinquire into the legitimacy of both organizational models; thisbeing irrespective of real world tangibility, but thecentralized emphasis should be concerned with the initial
methodology that is observed in order to safeguard thefoundation of that internationalist example in question. TheLeague of Nations had existed as a proposition that was oftendebated among the elite circles of the latter part of thenineteenth century longer that it did as a fully functionalorganization.The unanimous discrepancy that was observed by the leaguein addition to the fact that no standing military force hadexisted beneath its umbrella proved to be a great disadvantageconsidering that no entity could actually enforce the statures
of international law. The league’s ultimate failure was its
inability to prevent the outbreak of the Second World War whichwas largely due to the fact that the rise of authoritarianismacross continental Europe had engendered those belligerentpersonalities who could only respect their own elite forms ofinternational law, not that adopted by the whole of the worldcommunity.There was a hidden bias that was imposed on the leagueconsidering that the defeated powers of the First World War hadobserved that the bulk of the same organization emerged throughthe politicized idealism purported by the victorious Allies. Inthis case, there was a certain degree of power brokerage thatproduced a form of hegemony on the whole of what can beconsidered as an organization that is situated on the premise ofidealism. As we reflect on the larger than life personalitieswho are interchangeable with the direction application ofextreme authoritarianism of the twentieth century (Hitler andMussolini), it is almost laughable to think that eitherbelligerent personality would be willing to succumb to theproclamations made by the League of Nations considering that noshow of force was present in an effort to ensure the complianceof the antagonist powers. The main shortcoming that hadundermined the first trial of egalitarian based internationalismhad failed solely due to the fact that the brilliant measuresmade in the name of statecraft did not have the force in orderto implement the supposed will of the international community.In an ideal world, we may care to envision a world that isilluminated through an enlightened civilized consciousness whichcelebrates pacifism, but what may seem to be ideologically sound

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