The Culture Engine
Geography Lesson -- A world of floating nation-states
Each Palace is its own Nation State. The size of a Palace is often proportionate to its age. Some Palaces share direct means of communication or travel such as a tube system. The complexity of these connections appears to be proportional to the strength of the connections and prevalence of use by their respective Citizenry.
As a result of the Diversity and Creation Initiatives in each Palace, they tend to have different architecture, features, and aesthetics. These features also change over time, presumably with the creative wills of their inhabitants.
Each Palace appears to develop and grow in accordance with the influence and will of its Citizenship.
The mechanism by which new Palaces are established is not documented here in this Library.