Do you think we would be better off if we stopped thinking in terms of nations/states and instead considered ourselves one global population?

Title pretty much says it all. Would we better off if we started treating everyone as equal and as part of the same community instead of dividing people up based on their geographic location? Do you think this is something humanity can or should ever achieve?

EDIT: Global population meaning the entire Earth. States referring to different countries not states within in the USA.

EDIT 2: While I think the concept of a single global government is an interesting thought experiment and enjoy discussing the ideas both for and against it, this is not what I was originally intending this question to be about. To clarify further, I meant only that would removing national identities from being so ingrained in our self identity would it have any impact on views toward certain issues, especially those issues which affect more than the population of just one country.

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