States #2 video lecture. Modern Day sovereignty issues: Causing conflict and cooperation. 192 sovereign states. East Timor is going to be 193 A) Likely new states in our time; Palestine (issues), Greenland (peaceful), B) Possibly future states: Scotland, Quebec, C) Violently trying to be a state: Chechenia (about a decade), Basque ethnic group, Transnistria, Kurdistan,. D) Can never be states due to P5: Taiwan, Kosovo, south Ossetia, and Abkhazia. Taiwan – China is on P5 and vetoes any movement the UN has to fully recognize it. Never ever happen; china getting stronger and nobody wants to mess with them; don’t want to piss them off. Kosovo – provenience within sovereign state Serbia. When former Yugoslavia implodes in early 19 century. Turn to 4 then 5 then 6 independent sovereign states; Serbia is remnant core of Yugoslavia. Serbs conducted genocide in Bosnia. U.S and NATO involved in that mess in 1995. NATO and US got involved directly in 199 when Slobodan Milosevic (former Serbian president). US bombed Serbia to stop picking on them; here to stabilize it and protect it from the Serbs. Serbia got mad and Russia got mad as well; cant go into sovereign state and crave a piece of it out and make it a sovereign state. 2008 February Kosovo declares independence. 69 countries recognized it. Serbs and Russia got pissed because they were lied to. Set a precedent. China is #1 fan of sovereignty because they don’t want people to mess with them; they also decline it. They don’t want ethnic minorities in china to rise up like Tibet and Taiwan.
- Fall '08
- Right-wing politics, Sovereign state, Left-wing politics, Political spectrum