Usage of locality and Geography for countries

For historic collection objects, the locality is known at the country level only, e.g. like Italy. Because the locality field must not be empty for a collection event, the country name must be used in the locality field.

In such cases, at what level do you link it to Geography ? At the same (country) level, or at the next higher level (continent) ?

We repeat the same level in the Geography field. However, this will make the country name appear two times on the aggregated Locality field of the collection object form, something many users cannot understand.