the organized political community
of persons living subject to a group of specifically non-elected officials
the group of specifically non-elected officials themselves (themselves living under others of the same group)
This group implements the rules, laws, ideas, and functions that seek to control the community at a given time.
This group maintains monopolies on the use of physical force.
This force is not always recognized or legitimate.
This group maintains spheres of influence.
This group is not the same as what we call a nation or a government, and is in fact much greater than any nation or government.
This group’s organization as a political community varies, has varied, and will vary a great deal.
The origin of this group is human, but not in time.
This group has countless versions or personas.
This group is timeless.
This group is (not) a terrestrial god.