That is interesting (and supports my point). I can imagine it on a smaller scale -- between states within the US instead of between countries. If I wanted to create something requiring permits from each state, I would not want to start in Chicago or Detroit (where I would have to curry favor with Big Gov't power-broker crony henchmen mobsters). All big, burgeoning governments attract people with bad manners (i.e., corrupt people). Think about it on an even smaller scale. Let's say there is a national park with an actual tank from WWII on it. People may try to use the tank for the purpose of destruction, but it would only be bad people who would be attracted to that kind of destructive power asymmetry.