No matter where you are on the Earth’s landmass, you are almost certain to be in a country.
But what makes a country a country?
Agreed legal definitions are surprisingly loose, but an internationally recognised government, citizens, and the exclusive authority over a piece of land are among the universal ingredients.
However, these principles of nationhood, refined over the centuries, are being challenged by war, technology, and climate change.
Here are four examples of that in action.
- 1. Somaliland
One of the key features of nations is their capacity to conduct relations with and…