Articles by Johan Galtung, 2 Jul 2012

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From Westphalia to Weltinnenpolitik
Johan Galtung, 2 Jul 2012 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jul 2012

The world as a state-system, the Westphalia system of 24 October 1648, is coming to an end. A holon filled with contradictions. Thus, war was a right–if declared–and the pursuit of the interests of the dominant nation in each state the rule. European conquered others, as colonies, land and people; and as empires ruling through local elites. A major contradiction with many collapsing after WWII, the Soviet empire in 1990-1, and now there is only the declining US empire left.

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