People are afraid , yes , but I think its a natural fear of the unknown . The world is in transition , many areas around the world are seeing that the international communism of the one world government theory , put in motion after WW1 by the then , League of Nations , is not working , or very desirable , much less practical . Those same countries are in transition back to the idea of nation states and sovereignty . In other words , they want their original values , and identity back . Any transition is stressful , and creates a lot of anxiety , but may not be a bad thing in the end .