Talk:Department (country subdivision)
Alaska is still a Department.
All states are Departments. https://www.usa.gov/federal-agencies/a
28 U.S. Code § 3002 - Definitions (15) “United States” means— (A) a Federal corporation; (B) an agency, department, commission, board, or other entity of the United States; or (C) an instrumentality of the United States.
4 U.S. Code § 72 All offices attached to the seat of government shall be exercised in the District of Columbia, and not elsewhere, except as otherwise expressly provided by law. (July 30, 1947, ch. 389, 61 Stat. 643).
A county is a sub-division of a larger organization, a state. A state is a voluntary franchise sub-division attached to the seat of Government, the United States Incorporated.
There are 50 states in the United States of America, established by the Articles of Confederation, March 1,1781.
The United States of America is not the same thing as the United States.
There are 57 states, also called Departments, and entities, etc in the United States Incorporated, These are the voluntary franchise sub-divisions, subsidiary corporations (body corporate and politic), attached to the seat of Government in the District of Columbia, along with Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and any other territory or possession of the United States Inc.
“The United States Government is a foreign corporation with respect to a state.” N.Y. v. re Merriam 36 N.E. 505; 141 N.Y. 479; affirmed 16 S.Ct. 1073; 41 L. Ed. 287; affirmed U.S. V. Perkins 163 U.S. 625.
Each constitutional state, is a foreign nation, non domestic, without the United States.
Black's Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, p. 648: "Foreign states. Nations which are outside the United States. Term may also refer to another state; i.e. a sister state. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:306:C466:F8B0:5C8F:15D6:ABCA:2BBE (talk) 22:18, 24 October 2016 (UTC)