Cascadia, a Nation.
A Nation is a large body of people united by common history, culture, and that inhabit a particular area. Irrespective of political belief - sharing an area together leads to shared values, shared concerns and needs, and the need to work together for a shared future. A bioregion is the largest scale where these connections make sense.
By every standard, Cascadia already displays all the elements of a nation. Not a country, not a state — but a community of people brought together, a confederation by histories, cultures, shared values and principles of wanting to do better — that inhabit and share our watershed and bioregion, with a common vision and identity. Cascadia is a nation in how our money moves, in our how we talk to each other, in how we relate and identify to ourselves and to one another.