The bigger a government is, the more powerful it will be.
However, the closer to you the government is, the greater will be its impact on your day-to-day life.
That's why, in practice, the town council is probably equally harmful as a one-world government.
Notice, I'm not saying either is preferable. Both are vile and evil.
This is why nationalism is as sick as globalism, which is as sick as the desire to such up to the bullies in your state capitol, county courthouse, or city hall. All are vermin.