What if the vote was still based on property ownership, but we rolled intellectual property in too?
The ramifications of past segregation in the U.S. School systems and housing markets remains an issue today. Many students of color remain disadvantaged in the quality of education they receive because of unequal funding. While people of color are still struggling to catch up after the red lining of neighborhoods banks created in the past.What if the vote was still based on property ownership, but we rolled intellectual property in too?
The polar bear population would kill every penguin on the continent and go extinct due to starvation within a a few decades.What would happen if we dumped an amount of polar bears that would be adequate to establish a breeding population, in Antarctica?
You'd create the conditions for a social revolution as the wealthy hoarded wealth and abused their privileges.What if the vote was still based on property ownership, but we rolled intellectual property in too?
America has kept chugging along for 200+ years without too much chaos because people have always had a way to believe they had a say in the system (poor whites) or were too brutally oppressed by the majority to realistically oppose the powers that be (slaves). The USA would lose that by denying the poor a voice and turning the wealthy into a privileged class. They country would lose any claim to being a country of equal opportunity and people would lose that "millionaire on bad times" mindset. These two things pacify people and keep them working despite shit social services and a lack real heavy handed authoritarian oppression.So just like now, then?
For this to this day Clement Atlee is still one of my favourite prime minister's of any nation.In the UK the welfare state was introduced in the 1940's so that in the event of future mass unemployment like in the 30s people would not starve to death due to temporary economic downturns beyond their control. William Beveridges report is probably the best resource on the subject,(http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/bsp/hi/pdfs/19_07_05_beveridge.pdf) the most famous passage from it is;
Welfare includes state education systems which are a means of investing in the population and important for the economy. Likewise free school meals in the UK were introduced as the working class was not producing enough fit soldiers due to malnutrition, again it was a means of investing in the population.
The TL;DR answer is that the welfare state was the answer to the practical failures of the victorian lassiez faire system to produce a healthy, happy and productive workforce.
I think during the first years after the civil war ended Chiang would continue his purge against the communists, and China would basically be like Chile under Pinochet, but with more emphasis on Sen's Three Principles of the Peoplethe entirety of china would function just as taiwan functions now
I'll be honest, that's actually a rather interesting question.What if we were not the first intelligent species to evolve and live on this planet.
A missed chanced for humanity aye, I'll never forgive mother nature for denying us such a thing.tfw no catgirl slave race
Those borders are fucked no matter how you twist them because they're like pre-1990 Yugoslavia. People groups mixed everywhere. People seem to view the 20th century in a bubble and forget centuries of Ottoman imperial rule. There was never nation states in this region, just empires. You simply can't create borders everybody will agree upon because this region has been a mishmash for millenia. Every group will want a homeland and want the land they've lived on for generations to be part of that homeland.A missed chanced for humanity aye, I'll never forgive mother nature for denying us such a thing.
What if the British and French didn't massively fuck up setting the Middle Eastern boarders when they decided they didn't wanna rule them anymore?