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No. Broadly, no State could be considered as a huge family (except to the extent that family would be dysfunctional and wouldn't that defeat the point?) How could it be acceptable to Post such a Question a priori when Stack Exchange demands research? Of course a State could be considered as a huge family but outside primary school, where would that get you? ...


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There is no agreed definition of the State, so it is conceivable that one could absurdly define a large Family as having a territorial boundary, between the hedges and the driveway, say, and institutions of government, such as shared dishwashing. Here, Papa bellows, "L'Etat, c'est moi!" And the siblings retort, "Fraternité...liberté, égalité!&...


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I can see a couple ways to add definition to why and why not, and what it would mean. There is some dispute about reproductive division of labour, but there is a strong case to be made that humans are eusocial - they share some of the qualities of hive organisms. I feel the near universal existence of traditions of religious celibacy is the strongest ...


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