Death of Pax Romana model

After world war II a sort of “Pax Americana” came into being. The western victors of the war openen up international trade to the extent that this model is no longer viable. Instead, we are moving towards an increasing interdepencency of major powers. This means one world depending on peace in general.

I would like to call this “Pax Populis” as it is the quality of life for the people that rules the world. Any major war would reduce the quality of life everywhere, and people don’t want to lose what they have.

We need basically every major world power trading with each other, or we lose a large part of our well-being.

This calls for even more world governance than the types that caused this Pax Populis.

© Koos Swart 2013