A world cup unlike any other is emerging, putting two ideological cultures head-to-head in a global competition. Contestants hail from diverse, far-reaching groups and the competition promises to be intense. Those cultures most likely to excel—and eventually win—largely depend on their core values and guiding principles that define each respective society. Some of the participants include South Korea, France, India, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Nigeria, and Angola.
Predominant ideologies tested in this international World Cup may range from economic trends to democratic endeavors. In some cases, clear opposites will be put to task in a battle of wills. Concepts such as liberalism, collectivism, communitarianism, and authoritarianism are likely to arise during this clash amongst cultures. The mixture of many social constructions should provide an interesting setting from which valuable insights can be gained.
But who stands to triumph in the end? Many speculate that nations with well-developed governments and strong advocacy for personal freedom would have the upper hand. Countries guided by liberality have been known to excel in both tolerance and diversity. It could be argued that these societies often promote a positive environment, which can result in increased productivity and well-being. As the competition nears its summit, fans around the world cheer on their favorite teams in hope of seeing their culture secure the title of World Cup Champion.