In my head, I've been dreaming up a contemporary-world scenario, and one thing has started to bug me: Canada. It's a Middle Power. If the world were a game, Canada would not be "in it to win it". In other words, classic City-State. But it's also the world's second-largest country by area--having it be represented by one city state strikes me as rather preposterous. So, in my imaginary scenario, I've dreamt up a solution: "Leagues" of city-states. I'm figuring that these "Leagues" would have the following characteristics: 1. Territorial contiguity. They all have to border each other. 2. Diversity: I'm thinking you limit them to one each of Maritime, Cultured, and Militaristic, or possibly one each plus one more. The advantage to the city-states would be mutual defense (duh) and possibly giving a discount to Civs for alliances--Get Three For the Price of Two And A Half, or something. This isn't terribly well-thought-out, but I suspect it's worthwhile to discuss. So discuss.