The Appendix in my book "Towards a Science of States: their Evolution and Properties" deals with the 195 states in the present world. Basically it is a classification of the states together with the criteria used for the classification. The result of the classification as presented in the book (page 409) is repeated in the table below.
|Group||Number of states||Total population, millions|
|Democracies and quasi-democracies||106||3 467|
|First intermediary group||4||17|
|Second intermediary group||42||1 275|
|Third intermediary group||13||290|
Here, in a number of texts, I will in various ways continue the analyses and descriptions of the present states. I may for instance discuss the criteria used for the classification and make them more precise, but I may also introduce completely new criteria and thereby end up in other groups than the ones presented in the table.