Prevailing Wars in world

Towards Global Governance

World is constantly going through many wars. At present world is engulfed with Middle East war which has eclipsed Russian – Ukraine War of last two years and still continuing.

Wars have been integral part of human civilization. Ancient wars like Mahabharat & Ramayana are part of our ancient history. In recent time World War 1 & 2 have been most destructive war which ended with invention and use of most destructive weapon of mankind.

Logically if wars were not there and mankind lived in harmony as prescribed in Indian philosophy of Vasudhev Kutumbkam ( World is one family) , all resources of world are multiple time sufficient for needs of every inhabitant of mother planet. But in reality this is not in synergy with Laws of Nature.

Nature has designed Life Systems in a way that one living being is food of other. A meat eating animal depends upon snatching life of other animal. Only a stronger animal can survive in jungle ecosystem. Survival of fittest is proven law of nature. Tendency to dominate and gain power over others is eternal human trait. Hindu religious texts focus more on winning internal wars and have elaborate tools for this. However in practice , most Indian kings practiced expansion of their kingdoms through wars. In modern times, wars have several added dimensions such such as Cyber War and Information War , also called war of narratives. Preparing for protection from wars leads to spending huge resources on machinery for war.

Can World ever be free of war ?

There are many barriers to this . With present way of organization of human society , war shall remain in one form of other. Boundaries create wars. Boundaries of Religion , Nations , Languages , Color etc. This may sound utopian , but ancient Indian mantra of World is One Family seems only way out.

1. Reorganization of Religions / Value Systems

A new value system based on common human principals of WIOF ( World is One family) has to gradually replace all existing religions. This common value system can come only when it becomes more and more attractive . After a few decades , mankind shall be more open to make choices in terms of religion. Tyranny of organized religions can end only if alternative vision becomes stronger. It can be said without bias , that Sanatan Hindu Religion is most suitable for this , as it is most flexible religion. Conflict of civilizations based on religious values is already going on. In coming decades , we can foresee that many new Value Systems shall emerge and human being shall be willing to change to one which is most attractive. Of course , this shall take time to evolve – may be next 20-30 years, but there shall be a major shift towards reorganization of religions and value systems.

2. Reorganization of Nation States

Concept of nation states is cause of constant wars. Nation states tend to gain power either by annexing land or spending large sums to protect land. Concepts like UN which were expected to move towards some form of Global Governance , have miserable failed . This was perhaps due to basis premise of their foundation which was based on power of victor over defeated.

It is difficult to visualize , how this process shall start , but to have a fair and equitable world without wars, it is essential to move towards a sort of World Government.

One of way it can develop is when some powerful and large states develop idealistic societies with in their countries. Once a powerful country such as this becomes an attractive model for other countries to follow , it can encourage other countries to join into some form of common governance based on common principals.

Again , only country which seems to fit into this is either Bharat or USA. Even EU is a sort of model . but EU has not promoted peace and its history and is not encouraging for large number of poor countries also called Global South to emulate it. India can definitely be a model , but not in present form. It can be a model state if it is able to develop economically. Also it depends upon how it can sort out problem of inter religion conflicts.

Moving towards Global Governance is key to global peace and end to spending of huge resources on war machinery.