During the development of any society there is always a push for total control. This urge for total control affects the range that the individual or society can reach - the world as that person understands it. This urge for total control starts at the family level, with siblings vying to control the toys and attention of the parents, or the female members of the group vying to capture the favors of the dominant male, or the males vying to be considered the head of household. I'm in charge, is the cry. I run the show! Peace is not established until, in each situation, the issue is settled. Due to the number of fights among children, or squabbles among family members, it might seem that the issue is never settled, but in truth this is usually the expression of resentment, not direct challenges to the established order. Most often the oldest child rules the younger siblings, the most ambitious female maneuvers herself into an influential position, and the most ruthless or physically strong male becomes head of household.
Beyond the family, the urge to run the show affects the community, where local politicians, church leaders, those owning or running local industries, and local organizations with a mission to change this or that get into the act. They all want to run the show. The established order runs along until an upstart appears, challenging the leadership and suggesting change. In a local community, as with a family, the issue of who gets to run the show is often settled by movement. A divorce in the family, children playing with playmates rather than siblings, a business selling out or pulling up roots to move to another location, a politician losing an election moving to another community, or a church group gathering where they will feel less resentment. The young leave rural areas where the established order resist change, moving to the cities where they hope to find kindred minds. Businesses justify changing their locations or employment mix on the need to make profits, when this is seldom the real reason for their actions.
On a national level change is dealt with by forming political parties or more often by movement that is not recognized for what it is. Change on the national level is seldom effected by a single individual, but require revolutions or rebellions invariably led by individuals. Revolutions are often quiet, such as the communications revolution taking place today with the Internet, but nonetheless effect a sea change. Where movement frequently settles challenges within the family, and is often the way out in local community challenges, on a national level movement is difficult to effect. One must move out of the country to escape, and thus issues remain contentious until change slowly occurs and an equilibrium is again established - the established order. Nevertheless, movement is possible.
Increasingly, the Earth is becoming a single society, one world. News is international, the polluting practices of one country affect a neighboring country, war in one draws others into the fray, and famine in one causes migration across borders into others. The restless peace in any given country is disrupted with change, and in a shrinking world, change occurs more and more frequently. Where movement is the solution of choice in family or local or even national challenges, in a world wide society, there is nowhere to move. Thus change is often resisted by grim refusal to budge or a rush to isolationist practices. But unless a country seals the borders and governs like a dictatorship, these solutions cannot last. In a shrinking world, a press toward a world government, a single established order, is inevitable.