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This is only a very basic stub; what we still need:
- Some kind of history (pointing out that this modern definition of State goes back perhaps to the 18th or 19th century; beforehand, the idea of state was different (in Absolutism, it was a monarch); the Roman Empire relied more on a working legal system and and an army than on who actually ruled it; mention city-states (for example the Ancient Greek ones) as well.
We might also talk about the fact, that (with some exceptions) it is basically States that are the subject of International Law. Exceptions to this are:
- The Maltese Order (Order of Malta)
- The Holy See (as to Canoical Law: The pope). Note: He is also the representative for the Vatican.
- The Red Cross/Red Diamond...
- International Organisation (The United Nations. fpr example)
- History Done and different types of state Done. However, the section on the history of the Modern states could easily be added to. --Gwib -(talk)- 14:17, 19 July 2008 (UTC)
What is up with the mention of equality under pluralism, marxism, anarchism? Why is there even mention of the beliefs of a state? It may be more instructive to mention the values an economic system purports to serve and how it aims to achieve those values. I hope that makes sense. tl;dr remove 'believes people are equal', replace with how it views its citizens and how it aims to serve them.