Auguste Comte
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    City States


    Comte advocated for city-states and opposed nationalism and imperialism. The republican municipalism that evolved under the Second Empire to encourage sociability and tie the individual citizen to the greater society might be seen as the root of Comte’s insistence on the city-state.


    He opposed nationalism and imperialism and favored dividing the future world society into local city-states so that families would be more closely connected to humanity. According to Comte, the war would be less likely if the globe were divided into smaller, roughly equal republics and everyone had access to a comparable secular, scientific education.

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