What is a modern state?

The modern state is anorganized territory with definite geographical boundaries that are recognized by other states. It has a body of law and institutions of government. The modern nation state is dependent on the loyalty of citizens. The state offers protection, order, justice, foreign trade, and facilitations of inner state trade in exchange for this loyalty. The goal of the modern state is to maintain order and happiness of it's citizens is only reached by establishing officials, courts of law and laws to abide by, soldiers to protect the state, and systems of money for trade.