Is local self-government a threat to nations and empires?

Are self-governing regions and municipalities a threat to the idea of nation and empire building? Of course, this objection can be made.

The US is an empire, as are the EU and China, states made up of many different provinces and regions, where a central power has influence.

I would argue that local government is not necessarily opposed to expansion and imperialism. But of course it depends on the nature of the empire.


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