Though "actually" is most commonly employed in the same context as "in reality", I do not use it in that manner. I instead use it in its older context, in which it takes on the meaning of "currently", or, in the past, "at the time". I use the word "actual" in this manner as well.

A country is a region marked by borders, whereas a state is the body that presides over it. As an example, France is a region in Europe, whereas the French Fifth Republic is the state that exerts control over it. "State" and "government" are, for the most part, interchangeable.

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