When God (in Genesis 11) confounded human language and made it impossible to complete the Tower of Babel, it was seen by the human race as a punishment.
But it really was a blessing.
How ancient is the dream of global government! And imagine the mischief we’d get up to, if we ever had it. For all they do wrong, our nations are nevertheless a protection from crimes made infinitely worse by the power of government.
We can hardly be trusted with our own national governments. God knows what a world government would do to us.