Should a world government be like a hunter-gatherer tribe?
The countries of the planet are now negotiating a world government. In that context, I believe we should heed the words of Lao Tzu: “Ruling a country is like cooking a small fish.” It took me a long time to figure that one out but I now believe it to be a fractal thing. In other words, it becomes a lot easier to understand countries and civilizations if you think of them as individuals. So if you think of the world as an island with 9 people living on it, complex international relations appear simple. These nine people have to come up with a minimum set of rules so they can live harmoniously on the small island. They also have to agree to teach each other and help each other if necessary.
The reason 9 makes sense is that if you look at human history, you will find that humanity lived for almost its entire existence as a species in hunter gatherer societies. Complex civilization only came into existence an eye-blink ago. If you look at hunter-gatherer societies you will find they live in small family groups of 6-12 individuals. US military experiments have also shown that groups of this size are most effective.
If you analyze the real power structures of big countries or corporations, you will also typically find a group of about 6-12 at the top of the power structure.
If you look at the world you can identify the cultural equivalents of about 9 people: Africa, China, India, the Muslim countries, North America, South America, Europe, the Buddhist countries and the minority peoples.
Hunter gatherer societies usually do not have a leader. Instead they have respected elders or parents. Their societies are very free and rules are minimal. Usually they settle disputes by discussing things and they help each other out.
For a world government the rules should be things like an agreement not to attack other countries but rather settle problems by discussion. Also, if other countries are suffering from starvation or the destruction of nature, you should agree to lend a hand.