Globalism in History: Internationalism & Her Law
Number Six | 29 June 2011
As Eric Blair put it, in order for one to understand present events, those of yesteryear must be spelled out. Daily, the populace is bombarded with revisionist propaganda and so citizens must frequently instill themselves with past truths, so as not to forget.
Seeds of 19th Century Internationalism
What is called “globalism” today emanated from “internationalism” a century prior. The dictionary defines the latter as “principle cooperation among nations, for the promotion of their common good”. It is dated back to 1850 and culturally defined as accepting the arbitration of nation states by supranational international organizations.
The best step toward unification of nation states has always been the legal advance: the arbitration of and submission to an international court. 17th century writer Émeric Crucé drew up the principal proposal. There are two general approaches to the unification of nations (regionalism): through force or by peace. Henry IV wanted to use force, just as Hitler, to unify Europe. Legalism is the slow, peaceful method (as witnessed in the European unification process, commencing in the 1940s). The 1899 Hague Conference was one of the early moves in setting up such a system.