Open Source Citizenship, Currency and Identity Management for Global Democracy

The United Transnational Republics is the first known “3GO”: a Global Governmental Grassroots Organisation working towards the democratisation of the globalised world we find ourselves in:

Democracy as we know it since the last two centuries only takes place within nation-states. At the same time globalisation happens globally, outside of national definitions, legislation or agreements.

Obviously, there is no democratic representation of the individual on a transnational, global level. This leads to inherently undemocratic processes within globalisation. Currently, outside of the nation-states only consumer and national interests are being represented. Unfortunately, both our national as well as our consumer interests are in conflict with our global interest: the preservation of our environment, world peace, establishment of transnational legislation etc...

In order to realise democracy on a global level, the current political system needs to be expanded by one more federal level of representation: Citizen of a city, of a country, of a Transnational Republic.

In this system all citizens of the world will be represented by their Transnational Republic of choice; together, the various Transnational Republics are forming The United Transnational Republics, where they are representing their citizens’ transnational interests - just as the various nation-states are assembling into The United Nations representing national interest.

In order to assure the independence of The United Transnational Republics from the nation-states and in order to establish money as the “fourth power” of democracy, the Central Bank of The United Transnational Republics is issuing the transnational citizen currency Payola. A very similar global monetary system (the Bancor) was the British proposal promoted by Sir Meynard Keynes at the Bretton Woods Conference of 1944. Unfortunately, the US managed to clandestinely change the wording of the Bretton Woods contract before it was signed, thereby installing the US dollar as world key currency through what might be described as one of the biggest frauds of the last century.