Microstates mog and countries will become more fragmented in the future.

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To explain why microstates are better places to live you only need one word to explain why: "efficiency".
  • Monaco
  • Vatican City
  • Andorra
  • Liechtenstein
  • Singapore
  • Guernsey
  • Isle of Man
  • Malta
  • San Marino
These nations have some of the highest quality of life, life expectancy and household income.

However in the future, this apocalyptic fall of babbal will not be peaceful in the slightest of scenarios are more a kin of the clan territories of Ireland.

Why is this the case?

In this new system everyone lives close together which makes it inherently the society high trust. For example you could go to the same pub with your prime minister. In fact you are more likely to be closely related to your prime minister in a micro state than in a larger country.

Do to there being less space this limits population size and thus more investment must be put into individuals to make them better educated and more productive in order to keep the microstate running. This is naturally also going to increase social trust because you have more in common with people who you are more closely related to.

This makes these microstates immune to the drastic population decline because they work on a sort of smaller economy of scale.

Another benefit of having a small border to work with is that good ideas can spread quickly due to certain districts being close together - this increases innovation and thus GDP.

The demand for independence is rising. Most common regions that want independence include:
  • Basque Country
  • Flanders
  • Wallonia
  • Veneto
  • Lombardy
  • Corsica
  • Scotland
  • Bavaria (Germany)
  • Brittany
  • Wales
  • Kurdistan
  • North and South Cyprus
  • Sudan and South Sudan
  • Catalonia
  • Donetsk Region of Ukraine
  • Transnistria
  • Quebec
  • Xinjiang (Uighur Autonomous Region)
  • South American Nacro States
  • Somalia (Somalia operates on clan lines not nation lines)
  • Nigeria (Biafra Revolution, Boko Haram and Islam vs Christianity divide)
  • Islamic State
  • South Africa (Boer Separatist States)
  • American Sundown Cities
Wars have also become to costly and do not provide pay off like they used to. Everytime a country wants to go war the whole of the world is put into a cold war scenario.

IUD (Make shift nuclear bombs), Terrorism, and cyber terrorism has shifted power from the state to the individual level.

Therefore I propose that fragmentation may be the solution for the state to maintain a monopoly on violence in a way that still honours a fair social contract between individual and state (the reasons for this are basically the same as the reasons at the top of the thread).

A few more reasons for microstatism:

Declining birth rates:

A declining birth rate leads to a smaller productive population which will have to move into urban cities to find work. However they will be worth more in a productive sense since they are rarer to come across. This will not last however meaning that more entitled workers will feel disenfranchised with the state when it replaces the economy with automation out of necessity. This is likely to cause fragmentation or a complete fucking collapse. A fuck ton of countries are experieing this decline in birth rates and many are looking to immigration to solve the issue.

China RN

They've fucked themselves over due to corruption and evergrande. Also Chinese is very diverse which people don't seem to talk about. China also has a very apparent countryside vs urban poor vs rich divide which could a break up of China.

Farming innovations.

Vertical farming/hydroponics and farming innovation will decrease the need for space since the GDP of a economy pre-industrial time was built on agriculture, which requires a lot of space.

The absolute overflow of information

Inb4 MGS4 ending, that videogame is absolutely right about the flow of information and how meaning cannot be deciphered from our modern and how it is making us more polarised.
 
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