[At-Large] [ALAC] Idea for an alternative to the EMM proposed in the At-Large Review
John R. Levine
johnl at iecc.com
Mon Feb 13 20:24:45 UTC 2017
> There are 8 territories in NA region
These are countries:
> * Canada
> * United States
These are US territories whcih for historical reasons have ISO 3166 codes:
> * American Samoa
> * Guam
> * Northern Mariana Islands
> * Puerto Rico
> * United States Minor Outlying Islands
> * Virgin Islands, U.S.
The minor outlying islands are uninahbited, the rest other than Puerto
Rico are tiny with a combined population less than Wyoming, the smallest
Really, there are two countries in the NA region, the US and Canada. It
is vanishingly unlikely there will ever be an ALS from any US territory
other than Puerto Rico because they are so small.
Canada also has three thinly populated territories but since they are
contiguous with the rest of Canada, ISO 3166 never noticed them.
Canada is divided into provinces and the US into states, but in both
countries the large provinces and states are vastly larger than the
smallest ones so they're not a very good way to subdivide, either.
We now return you to whatever we were talking about before.
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