The Inevitability of Smaller States. Bitcoin Tech Talk Issue #211
Governments in today’s world are large. Not only are they bloated beyond reason, but they also cover insane amounts of territory. EU, Russia, USA, India and China are not only populous but span a large swath of land. This presents a natural governance problem. It’s hard to have the same exact rules for someone in Athens and Paris, Moscow and Vladivostok, or San Francisco and Fargo. This makes central government inefficient and politicizes way more issues.
The alternative is self-rule, and unsurprisingly, many smaller territories are demanding it. From the UK to South Assetia to Quebec, there’s a desire by smaller territories to be independent from governments that are often out of touch and have little clue as to what the governed people want.