I'm having an issue with figuring out the type of government I want for my world. It takes place among a series of islands, 18 of them to be exact. I'm torn between having all 18 islands a part of the same country and ruled by a council of 7 people (original idea) or have each one be their own country with their own government? OR have them group off into 7 countries and have each one be a member of an overall council type thing? Some things about the world is its populated by dragons and it does have magic. Not everyone can use the magic though.