Should emerging multipolarity be welcomed or feared?
To answer this question you have to define what multipolarity actually is. It is where a number of countries in the world are the world leaders in economy wise, militarily and in population size. These countries are then the world leaders and they tend to act as a world policeman, for the last 20 years the USA has been the world superpower and has acted as te world policeman, but now other countries such as Brazil, India, China, South Africa and South Korea. But should multipolarity be feared or should it be welcomed?
If you are a part of the Realist school of thought then you would think that multipolary is a bad thing because as a realist, you believe that people are inherently selfish and will not do anything to help the fellow man. So it is also believed that countries will only work to better their interests, and with so many countries competing to become the new world super power, they could come into conflict. Most of these countries do have nuclear weapons so if conflict breaks out it would be very dangerous. Realist also believe that when the cold war the world was the safest that it could have been because the two super powers of the world the USA and the USSR were at logger heads which meant that all of the other countries in the world did not want anything to happen because these countries could destroy the world, so other countries watched what was happening between the USA and the USSR. But neither of these countries wanted to go to war because they also new that they could destroy the world. So there was a stalemate and realists believed that this was the safest position for the world to be in.
On the other hand though there is the liberalist school of thought and this is based on the fact that people are inherently good so if there is a chance to help someone they will, and this also translates to countries as well. Liberalists believe that countries and peacefully co exist and peacefully...