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Peace is possible on international scale
Updated 6 Sept 12

  • After WWII Japan democratized, Europe rebuilt
  • New democracies & European Union formed
  • Marshall Plan led to stabilizing forces: UN and NATO, now include former enemies. New democracies have been relatively peaceful.

How Did Nurture Do It?

  • Inherent in the human genome lie parenting, altruism, and cooperation, and these lead away from violence. Democracy, inherent and sought after, is a common desire in all societies, and ever-present.
  • Market economies evolved that enabled enlightened governance and improved subsistence on both individual and group levels. This trend was driven by our cooperative trait.
  • In battle for minds: representation won over repression; constitutions replaced imperious rule.
  • Legitimacy was earned and democracy became ever more powerful and spread.

Link to: Natural History

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