Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Nine Nations of North America. Note for a lecture, "E Plurinus Unum? What Keeps the United States United."

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (if you can trust it; but it is an honest effort to share information to those who can't afford the price of acquiring knowledge -- e.g., overpriced college "education," equally overpried "scholary" studies.

The Nine Nations of North America is a book written in 1981 by Joel Garreau. In it, Garreau suggests that North America can be divided into nine nations, which have distinctive economic and cultural features. He also argues that conventional national and state borders are largely artificial and irrelevant, and that his "nations" provide a more accurate way of understanding the true nature of North American society. Paul Meartz ofMayville State University called it "a classic text on the current regionalization of North America". ... The Nations reflected here are included in a Michael F. Flynn short story, in which all the Nine Nations have gained independence. 

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