Comment: Events are what they are

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Events are what they are

because nation states and their inviolable sovereignty are on the decline. Instead there are local groups (Kosovo, Catalonia, Northern Italy, etc.) as well as now The Crimea who demonstrate this. Conquest is not popular with groups, only nations. As nation states attempt morphing into corporate ruler domains, the slow dissolution of them into viable independent smaller governances pushes back against this new reality.