National self determnation is the basis for peace in the worldconsequence of World War 2 was the Atlantic Declaration in'42 which became the reason for fighting the war. It then formed the principle by which Britain decolonised it's Empire. Unless you like the prospect of perpetual war between the great powers and the subjugation of smaller nations, think again. The UN Charter is a legally binding document signed by virtually every nation on the planet. You might not like it, but states very much have the right to exist. Article 1 The Purposes of the United Nations are: To maintain international peace and security, and to that end: to take effective collective measures for the prevention and removal of threats to the peace, and for the suppression of acts of aggression or other breaches of the peace, and to bring about by peaceful means, and in conformity with the principles of justice and international law, adjustment or settlement of international disputes or situations which might lead to a breach of the peace; To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace; To achieve international co-operation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion; and To be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends.