World Regions Quiz 2 - I Speaking of Sovereignty a What is it How do you get it Sovereignty is the quality of having supreme independent authority over

World Regions Quiz 2 - I Speaking of Sovereignty a What is...

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I.Speaking of Sovereigntya.What is it? How do you get it?Sovereignty is the quality of having supreme independent authority over a territory; nobody else can supersede the governing actions of that stateYou have to be able to kill your own citizens; if you can do the most extreme things in your territory and get away with it then you are a sovereign stateThe U.S. government can kill its own citizens (death penalty) because it is a sovereign stateU.S. can drop a nuclear weapon on New Jersey; they would say that is crazy but they wouldn’t invade Reciprocity = sovereign states respect each other so they don’t get involved in each other’s businessState sovereignty is new (300-500 years ago); European phenomenonFor most of history, monarchs ruled the day; INDIVIDUALS who were bestowed with the ultimate sovereign power over their people; this power was reinforced by God or obtained a holy relic (Sword, crown); religious leader passed these tangible items down to perform the Divine Right of Kings aka Mandate of HeavenWhy would ultimate power have been based on something so bizarre such as a sword or crown? The ultimate power itself is from God; if God supports me as king then obviously I have ultimate power over these people or a placeShift 1– Rule over peoples to rule over placeEuropeans beat the living shit out of each other (1600) and would draw lines to form their territories and created a Nation-State Shift 2– shift from individuals to people holding power; shift away from individuals as the holders of sovereignty to the individual state or the people themselves as the holders of sovereigntyDefendability was the only true way to claim sovereignty (defend invasions)Serbia has a strong ally (Russia) so you either defend your state yourself or you
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