Borders have been used for many centuries, acting as a physical or artificial line to separate areas and set political boundaries. They have avoided people trespassing from another country and have made people feel safe in their homeland, protected by armed forces at the borders. However, a large amount of money has been spent on this cause, and millions of lives have been at stake protecting them. This made me wonder, what if the world had no borders?
Having no borders would allow people to move freely from one place to another. This would also remove the cost of security and the infrastructure for immigration. The amount of money spent on these two areas can instead be diverted not only towards the economic development of countries as well as resolve global issues such as poverty and lack of education.
Another benefit is that the world will be like how it was around 200 million years ago, when the supercontinent Pangea existed and the world was one as a whole. With no borders separating the world, each country will have people with diverse nationalities, living in racial harmony. This would increase socialising between multicultural people and generate a sense of equality and unity. Furthermore, collaborating with different nationalities would enable the enhancement of skills and ideologies amongst people, leading towards a better socio-economic growth. For now, we might face an issue with communication because of the different languages, but this may eventually lead to having one language spoken in all parts of the world.
Some people might think that this utopian world might never be possible, because borders play a key role in protection from war and ensuring safety. This might be true to some extent, but on the contrary if there were no countries or borders, then the unity of mankind would contribute largely towards anti-terrorism, war and conflict. Also, we can take inspiration from the Schengen Area, which are 26 European states without any borders. This area consists of 400 million people who are living together safely.
In addition to lower costs and uniting the world together, this concept will contribute extensively towards the economic aspect, such easier cross country trade and widened job opportunities as people will not be confined to limited jobs within their borders.
Overall, I strongly believe that a world with no borders would be a revolutionary step and boon for mankind.