Invasion ethics

If a jurisdiction invades another, the invading jurisdiction must:

  • Grant full invader citizenship to citizens of the invaded jurisdiction upon demand, with all rights of previous citizens the invader;
  • If a supermajority in the invaded jurisdiciton desires annexation to the invader, the indvaded becomes a subjurisdiciton of the invader and all citizens of the invaded become citizens of the invader, equal to previous subjurisdictions and citizens of the invader.

A high standard? Disruptive of the politics of the invader jurisdiction? Justly so, considering the invader’s disruption of lives in the invaded jurisdiction.

A particularly savvy would-be invader may decide to skip the invasion step. Regarding Iraq, the U.S. jurisdiction is neither savvy nor responsible.

6 Responses

  1. biotic says:

    Sounds Romanesque. Quite practical. We have something like it with Puerto Rico.

  2. I suppose it is Roman-like, at least for some instances and periods. Perhaps Islam-like too, with the same proviso. It took 20 years to give Puerto Ricans citizenship, but PR is better off than other territories Spain lost in 1898.

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