Dec 28, 16 / Cap 27, 00 13:05 UTC
Re: No need for military. ¶
I don't think Asgardia need amy unless we have to face the enemy from outer space. Since our purpose is to defend the earth from the threat of disasters like astroid impact, which is beneficial to all human beings, I do not think some countries on earth will attack us. If we have army, the people on earth will regard us as potential threat, for we have to absolute superiority in space. In this case they will try their best to control us, even if that will deprive their own benefit. The result is great loss on both side.
Nevertheless, we still need strategy to avoid being attacked.
Because we have to rely on the resources, like water and air, that is not available in space, the nations on space will try to take control of us by limiting those resources. This is our biggest impediment to be a truly independent country.
To avoid that, first, I believe we should perfect our space technology. Improving our own life-supporting system so we can rely on the resources on earth less. This will also decline our disadvantage.
Besides, we should use our advantage---we can use the infinity resources in the space---to manufacture products that is unable to be produced on earth. This will balance our disadvantage, and enable us to negotiate with other countries equally. The will agree our requirement if they feel that it is still beneficial to cooperate with us.
Third, political strategy is also necessary. We should have our judgement on the international situation to balance the forces that tries to control us. Each side will realize that it will be a big loss to them if one side control us solely, so they will not allow that happen. the result is that we have can remain independent.