Republic Earth is an educational, social, political, economic and technological ideology that aims at the establishment of a full global democracy that values all aspects of humanity around the world. Republic Earth primarily aims to build a global online democracy using the technology of the digital revolution, as soon everyone on Earth will be connected if they wish to be. Republic Earth appreciates that in the coming years people will increasingly reach, and relate to, people far beyond our own borders and language groups, sharing ideas, doing business and building genuine relationships. The origins of Republic Earth are inspired by Australia and cities like Melbourne and Sydney, which have developed robust multicultural societies that have been enriched by greater diversity. According to Sacha Payne, ‘More than a quarter of Melbourne’s population was born overseas with Victorians speaking more than 260 languages and dialects, coming from 200 different countries and sharing 135 different faiths’. The goal of Republic Earth is to encourage a global proliferation in awareness of other cultures and peoples around the world for the greater benefit of humanity. The Republic Earth concept also aims to assist Australia in becoming a modern prototype republic and aims to help it establish an Australian head of state; but the Republic Earth concept will hopefully broaden out to other countries and gain momentum worldwide, with valuing democracy and the fullness of humanity as the keys to long-lasting peace and enjoyment for all peoples on planet Earth. Republic Earth is an ‘imagined community’. ‘Imagined communities’ is a concept coined by Benedict Anderson. An imagined community is different from an actual community because it is not (and, for practical reasons, cannot be) based on everyday face-to-face interaction between its members. For example, Anderson believes that a nation is a socially constructed community, imagined by the people who perceive themselves as part of that group. Within the ‘imagined community’ called Republic Earth there are 7.2 billion people, between 6,000 and 7,000 languages and 370 million indigenous people living in 90 countries around the world. Author Biography: Daniel White BA (Hons) JD, is an Australian Lawyer who is currently an adviser to Hon Anthony Byrne MP, Federal Member for Holt. Also the founder of the Labor for an Australian Republic Group and co-founder with his brother Andrew of Republic Earth. Daniel previously published a chapter called “Republic Is Coming” in the book entitled “One of Us: An Australian Head of State” edited by Damien Kingsbury (2014).
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