Alternative place names?

Garrett Wollman wollman at
Mon Oct 2 15:37:16 UTC 2000

<<On 2 Oct 2000 05:45:40 -0000, ken at said:

> political units, such as states/provinces/counties, etc.) I find it
> reasonable to accept the polical dependencies of the the "at least
> one entry per country" rule.

And furthermore, there are external authorities which make it possible
to avoid deciding what constitutes a ``country''; this only breaks
down when the international-affairs community willfully chooses to
ignore reality.  (But even Taiwan has its own ISO 3166 code, despite
official claims that .TW == .CN.)


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