Look, I'm as anti-imperialist as they come, but you've got to admit it'd be easier to fill out forms if the drop down had, 3, maybe 4 options max.
The year is 3032, just before the cyber-crash, as the world acknowledges the independence of Greenland. Panic sets in amongst the populace, as their digital infrastructure was not built to accommodate the world that was coming. Developers scramble to replace the boolean they'd be using to represent countries. Millions of pages are forced to be updated, it longer sufficient to say "check yes if Latin Sea-Canadia, leave unchecked if Eurafricasian Union."
A lil' town for me and maybe some friends in the future.