NATION VS STATE VS COUNTRY
Most common errors conflate nation (people), country (territory) and state (government) because the ‘natural’ order is that these are the same: a body of people, the territory they live in and the government they defend and operate it with.
individual > family > clan > tribe > nation > race > man
norms (manners, morals, ethics) > laws > institutions, traditions > arts > myths > religions.
Farm > village > town > city > county – province > country > state > federation (capital) > empire (core state, and capital) > civilization.
father > pater familia (extended family or clan) > headman or chieftain (tribe of clans) > king(kingdom) of tribes > monarch(monarchy under christianity) > state (corporation over all) > federation (of states) > empire (heterogeneous states) > civilization.
individual > family or clan > oligarchy (group) > democracy (most)