Similarly, sovereign nations exist in many forms. Granting sovereignty does not confer success or failure upon a nation. There is nothing inherently good or bad about the concept of sovereignty. Sovereignty implies a social order that allows for independent government. How one grades the success of sovereignty, as a concept, is open for discussion. Many nations, granted sovereignty, have performed atrocities on a grand scale.
Finally, the results of nation-building have been very mixed. Colonial Great Britain divided up a large part of the world and artificially declared boundaries and sovereignty upon nations over the past two centuries. People who had nothing in common, and who did want to live together, were bound as one sovereign nation. The results have led to numerous civil wars, genocide, and other horrible atrocities. Granting these nations sovereignty did little to help the people living within their confines and harmed many.