One last important thought for the last days of this year: The ontological problems with Canada are easily handled imho if one adopts Vaihinger's philosophy of "as if". I do believe that if "the theoretical untruth or incorrectness, and therewith the falsity of Canada, is admitted" then 'the idea of Canada' "in spite of its theoretical nullity, may still have great practical importance." In other words, if one acts and thinks "as if" Canada really exists most of the confusion can be resolved (*).
(*) Now Sealand, that is a much tougher problem ... but in the end we're all living in America of course.
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