In my campaigns I consider Greyhawk to be a Neutral city-state, since folks of all alignments are welcome there and tend to rub elbows with one another there. I don't know how Gary intended it.
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"Don't ask me what you need to hit. Just roll the die and I will let you know!" - Dave Arneson
All 3 types of men can be found within, but what alignment is the council? If they are lawful, then why do they tolerate chaotic men and temples inside the city?
Because nobody really understands the original concept of alignment. Gary Gygax took a perfectly workable, and simple, war game mechanic for aligning fantastical creatures against each other on the battlefield and warped it into an individual morality gauge. It’s never worked as a playable, or even fun, method of policing player decisions. Therein lies the confusion and apparent inconsistency.