As can be seen from the first two dispensations, God was granting stewardship of the world to every human being alive from the time the dispensation began, to those He held accountable when it ended. Adam and Eve constituted the entire human race and when Adam sinned, they died spiritually. After The Fall, responsibility for following one's conscience failed for a lack of standards, and man ceased to fear God. This resulted in the physical death of all of humanity, except for eight persons who were granted mercy. God sent The Flood.
The third dispensation was also a stewardship given to the entire human race. Beginning with Noah's family, man was instructed to multiply and replenish the earth (Genesis 9:1). For the first time, man was told he could eat both plants and animals (Genesis 9:3). Again, man failed to fear God, and instead of spreading out over the face of the earth, he decided to disobey Him. Man chose to remain in one place, and build a tower that would reach heaven (Genesis 11:1-4). The Bible doesn't say what they hoped to achieve, but from the days of Adam, man wanted to be like God. Perhaps they imagined they could become equal with God (Genesis 11:4-6). Things are not much different today. Man feels he has the right to decide which baby lives, and which is to be murdered. He wants to be equal with God (if he even believes there is a God), and is desperately seeking to create a one-world government. Even the symbols chosen betray their evil intent. The European Union has chosen a rendering of the Tower of Babel, pentagrams, and a slogan, "EUROPE: MANY TONGUES ONE VOICE." If you don't believe this, go to www.believershope.com/Prophecy/etbp/europe.
The judgment of God on humanity did not immediately result in a spiritual or physical death. Death would later be the result of wars between the divided peoples of the world. God knew that if people couldn't plan and scheme together, they would ultimately be forced to disperse and repopulate the earth (Genesis 11:7-8). I have named the judgment of this third dispensation, The Scattering. In a sense, there was a death that resulted: a death to unity. Mankind became divided into family groups led by the patriarch of each. It was not long before these leaders began calling themselves kings over nations, the closest a man could get to being God.
The Dispensation of Human Government might be described as:
Stewardship: Govern over all the face of the earth (Genesis 11:7-8)
Foods: All animal and plant life (Genesis 9:23)
Command: Be fruitful and fill the earth (Genesis 9:1)
Response: Refused to disperse (Genesis 11:4)
Judgment: THE SCATTERING Man was divided by language groups (Genesis 11:7-8)