posted on Nov, 18 2011 @ 09:49 PM
I like the system used in the 14 remaining British Overseas Territories where they are largely self governing and the British government has control
over defense, foreign affairs, the police/internal security, the courts/judiciary, the civil service, customs/immigration, currency/finance policy,
citizenship, etc (things that would normally be handled by a 'national' government) while the territory's government controls everything else like
schools, healthcare, taxation, etc. I mean yes, technically speaking they are colonies but they are also self governing to a large degree. Ultimate
responsibility lies with the British government via the governors who report to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
I think it works well and even in the few overseas territories that could handle independence (such as Bermuda) there is very little desire to become