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Old November 16 2012, 02:54 AM   #33
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Re: Would a black slaver or a concentration camp chief be controversia

Guy Gardener wrote: View Post
That depends if Aalderan was more a physical entity or a legal entity underwritten by the Empire or the Senate.
A polity is by definition a legal entity, not a unit of geography. Polities have a distinct geographic territory, but they are not the same thing as their territory. That's why it's not, for instance, Chile -- it's the Republic of Chile. That's why it's not Nebraska, it's the State of Nebraska. That's why it's not Great Britain and Northern Ireland, it's the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. That's why it's not Norway, it's the Kingdom of Normandy.
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