too many "countries"?

Anton Sherwood (
Tue, 24 Feb 1998 18:43:27 -0800 (PST)

John Clark writes
: I think countries suck and there are too many of them already ...

You mean the existing countries are (on average) too small?
I would say the problem is rather that too many countries have
central authorities.

Please, let's distinguish:
country (territory)
nation (maximal self-identified distinct set of people)
state (monopoly of legitimized coercion)
sovereignty (any entity with no overlord)

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