Perhaps a "UN recognized country" type? (using the United Nations
as the defining body to avoid disputes about whether, e.g. Taiwan
I feel like that type, documented to be "currently recognised only",
would be a (rare!) useful bucket type.
I like the idea, too.
Consider also, instead of or in addition to that, a property on Country
for recognized-by; it could be the reciprocal of recognizes (also on
Country, or on a new type like Diplomatic Entity), or could use a CVT
for dates of recognition.
For example, the US didn’t recognize PR China until the 1970s; the US
recognizes RO China, but PR China does not; the US recognized
Bosnia-Herzegovina before Serbia did.
If a new Diplomatic Entity type is used, then the UN could be one of the
recognizers; if not, it would only be other countries.
Chris Maden, text nerd <URL: http://crism.maden.org/ >
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