As defined, a state is a group of individuals with common laws and a common government who reside in a particular fixed geographic area. A state may have representatives who work in a variety of ways to both represent the state and to gather intelligence for the state. These representatives are also referred to as organs of the states. Two significant areas of State activities in the international realm are those concerned with diplomacy and espionage. Resources in this category deal with the state and organs of the state.