Hi, this question is mildly pedantic but it comes up because I want to develop an Earther character in the former(?) United States and am wondering if it's lore-friendly for him to have some mild secessionist sympathies. It's clear in the lore that the SolGov is the centralized seat of power in the Sol System, but is there any specific details anywhere on the status of the nationstates? Are they constituent blocks of the SolGov, in a voluntary or nonvoluntary federation, or has political power been centralized to such an extent that they are just a historical concept? The Beginning_Lore page says that "Nation states as they once were have long ceased to exist." but that in of itself is up to interpretation. Some nowadays (And, in the case of Brexit, many certainly did) argue that a nationstate under the European Union didn't exist in the same manner as one outside it, with reasons provided such as giving up sovereign fishing territories, abilities to make policy on stuff like trade, regulation, etc. But no one would genuinely argue that the "United Kingdom" as an entity did not exist as a member of the European Union. And also, as Brexit would definitively prove, there is a legal mechanism for the nationstate of the UK to leave the Union unilaterally. In a future analogous scenario, a secessionist might not be so far outside the normal politics to be even considered fringe at all. Another type of Union would be the US, where the 'States' are seen as differing entities but not sovereign anymore. California could not (Legally) decide to unilaterally secede from the USA. Still, though, there are secessionist movements in a lot of US states, although pretty much all of them. (Except maybe- Texas?) are pretty wacky and accompanied by other fringe political ideologies. However, if the idea of nationstates was -so- eroded to not have any large bearing on culture or politics, and there was no mechanism to reinstate an independence, there would be very little or no justification for a character advocating for such.