And in contrast... "A confederation of states is like a bunch of different chairs grouped together. They hold power independently but work collectively. Examples: The
European Union, The Confederate States of America during the Civil War"
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.