Contemplate (Beyond Kadhafi) - A return to The Treaty of Westphalia

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In 2012; A return to The Treaty of Westphalia.

<blockquote>'The Treaty of Westphalia was the most critical event in the emergence of our modern civilization. By allowing states to develop freely with less danger of invasion from a stronger, ideologically hostile neighbor, it produced the intellectual flowering of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, followed by the economic flowering of the Commercial and Industrial Revolutions. By allowing Westphalian principles to decay, we risk reversing the immense advances in human happiness that those developments brought.'

- Martin Hutchinson (Source)</blockquote>