Comment: I still like the idea of Nation

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I still like the idea of Nation

Ex: There is a Swiss nation but it is a collection of "cantons" (states) who choose to associate and have a rotating presidency with very limited powers. There are still some things that work better at a national level.

The allegiance is to my state and then the nation, not the reverse.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo