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Large amounts of government work happens in the bureaucracy State seeks to monopolize the use of force, if it doesn’t there will be civil war, etc State should be the only entity within the borders of a country that is legitimately allowed to use force and implement the law Sovereignty, legitimacy, and autonomy are hallmarks of the state Sovereignty is the exclusive legal authority of a government over its population and territory, independent of external interference Russia’s defense of the humanitarian of the humanitarian crisis in Chechnya and Sudan’s in Darfur was that they were sovereign civil conflicts Compromised sovereignty is when there has been external interference in a civil conflict, whether invited or not (UN in Yugoslavia or US in Iraq) Autonomy is the relative independence of state authorities to the population, how accountable the government is to its people, gap between officials and populace High degree of state autonomy is an authoritarian system, while a low is democratic
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