#1
"almost all nations observe almost all principles of international law and almost all of their obligations almost all of the time" ~ louis henkin, he wrote a fancy book about this stuff
#2
cos sanctions and bombs
dirtbag ballet by the bins down the alley
as i walk through the chalet of the shadow of death
everything that you've come to expect


#3
if you think about it

why does anyone obey any law

#makesyouthink
will someone carry me across ten thousand miles under the silence
#5
Quote by Trowzaa
cos sanctions and bombs


nah

Quote by Baby Joel
if you think about it

why does anyone obey any law

#makesyouthink


my assumption is that most successful laws start out already being popular and may then be internalized, over time, by others due to the culture created by its enforcement.
#6
Trick question they don't, they make the laws to fit this they already generally do.
#9
Quote by Baby Joel
if you think about it

why does anyone obey any law

#makesyouthink



A meta brand of beef makes a butter burger better.
#10
Quote by JustRooster
A meta brand of beef makes a butter burger better.

You would eat at Culver's. Dem shakes tho.
#11
Quote by seanlang01
You would eat at Culver's. Dem shakes tho.



I'm from Wisconsin, they're from Wisconsin, makes sense. Also, in fact, dem shakes.
#12
Because they could go to prison duh
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#14
Dudes, that frozen custard is like God's cum.

And cheese curds. Ooooooh
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#15
Quote by chrismendiola at #33713356
Why don't presidents fight the war?

That's a thinker.

why do they always send the poor?
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#16
Nations who co-operate with other nations prosper while nations that refuse to co-operate suffer. Think North Korea and Iran. Iran is a good example because sanctions by the international community forced them to the bargaining table over their nuclear program. In the end, Iran decided to co-operate with the world...and now the "Death To America!" chanting has changed to "Let Bad Things Happen To America!"

It's really no different than any other relationship.
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#18
Economic reasons, chiefly. Rogue nations have a more difficult time obtaining trade partners and maintaining those relationships because of sanctions.
Last edited by TobusRex at Dec 4, 2015,
#20
Collective agreement. Although nations don't exactly "obey international law". They force others to. Countries that break the law are often unpunished and, if they are, it isn't due to international law (nor does it necessarily abide by it).


International law is kind of silly and vague. What it defines is in the benefit of most western democracies anyway. They happen to be in line with the interests of international law, which is different from following it.
Last edited by ali.guitarkid7 at Dec 4, 2015,
#21
good post ali. that's certainly a contributing factor.

Quote by Eastwinn
humans are cooperative
rational self-interest is only half the picture

humans are tribalistic by nature. cooperating with humans outside the perceived in-group is an oddity.
#22
Quote by chrismendiola
Why don't presidents fight the war?

That's a thinker.


This is the real question
#23
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humans are tribalistic by nature. cooperating with humans outside the perceived in-group is an oddity.


you don't think there's an in-group here?
#24
Quote by Eastwinn
you don't think there's an in-group here?


the question could just as easily be: why do nations want to be part of the international community?
#25
Quote by Godsmack_IV
the question could just as easily be: why do nations want to be part of the international community?


Enlightened self-interest, no more and no less.
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”
Charles Darwin