Up until now, there has been no viable alternative.
The 2000s saw the rise of commercially viable seeds created by transgenesis, that is, the insertion of DNA from one species into another species.
It is a completely viable state, with a ski museum and a McDonald's.
In the modern age, the size a country must be to be viable is quite small.
I am saying that for small nations to be economically and politically viable is good news for peace.