So perhaps I've been reading too much of Ayn Rand's works but I've started wondering about the application of her Objectivist philosophy to Cyber nations. If you are unfamiliar with the topic, here is an article from wikipedia.
I suppose part of the reason I wanted to apply this philosophy to Cyber Nations is that it would completely change the political landscape that we are all used to. Thus, I shall now attempt to predict the changes that objectivism will bring about to cyber nations.
The first and most noticeable change would be that nations will begin to exist for their own sake and not for their alliance. In other words, we won't see people preaching "for mah allies!!!11" anymore (yes I know I've used that argument in the past myself ). The only reason a nation would join an alliance is for its own benefit. The nation will most probably not value its friendship with the other nations in its alliance but will value the contract it holds with them (as written in the charter). Thus, if all alliances were to adopt an objectivist view, they will strictly adhere to the contract described in their charter and charters would be more specific about the powers of the government and the responsibilities of the alliance.
The adoption of an objectivist view would also change the political landscape on planet bob. Wars would become much less common and much less devastating. Most alliances would most likely be neutral or hold only ODPs. And they will not go to war to save their allies but to defend their interests. Thus, an alliance would most likely go to war to protect an alliance that provides it with tech deals but won't go to war to protect an "ally" or a "friend". There are other impacts but that's all I can be bothered to write about.
Now, a question for you all. What other things would you think would change with the adoption of an objectivist view of planet bob and would these changes be for the better or worse?