Saturday, November 24, 2007

Nations vs. States

It has occurred to me that much of the turmoil in the world is due to countries (states) not coinciding with nations (a group of people with a shared identity). Most states seem to have artificial boundaries, unrelated to any legitimate division between nations.

I am trying to identify countries which actually are legitimate nations. The list so far includes Japan, Somalia, Tonga, Italy, and Greece. Are there any other nominations?

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