Distributed republic

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The concept of a distributed republic is that of a fluid republic consisting of land and citizens scattered around the globe, changing far more frequently than conventional nation-states. In fiction, many of these republics are corporate entities, while others are more loosely connected anarchist communities. The concept is rooted in the anarcho-capitalist, dystopian cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction, and was used extensively by novelist Neal Stephenson in his books Snow Crash and The Diamond Age.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Burstein, D.; de Keijzer, A.; Holmberg, J.H. (2011). The Tattooed Girl: The Enigma of Stieg Larsson and the Secrets Behind the Most Compelling Thrillers of Our Time. St. Martin's Press. pp. 96–97. ISBN 978-1-4299-8367-9. 
  2. ^ Ho, E. (2012). Neo-Victorianism and the Memory of Empire. Continuum Literary Studies. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 124. ISBN 978-1-4411-8770-3.