One small observation I’ve made is that in a lot of science-fiction films, the Earth is typically united when we find that we are not alone in the universe or we are fighting for planetary survival.
Let’s look at some historical examples to see if these assumptions have merit.
Historical Example – The Chinese Civil War
The Chinese Civil War in the 1900s lasted from 1927 to 1950. During that time, the Japanese invaded China. The two sides in China eventually agreed to unite to force the Japanese out of China. After the Japanese were defeated, the civil war resumed.
Another Historical Example – The American Revolution
A War Assumption
So say life was found on another planet, and this planet decided to invade the Earth. Will it be us against them? As much infighting that there is going on amongst nations, I think that certain countries will refuse to partake in the war against our oppressors. If we were able to communicate somehow with the aliens, I think certain countries would try to make deals or treaties to the detriment of other countries.
Is it fair to assume that a planetary invasion would involve our entire planet? Why not just invade Texas or something?