State notes quiz 1-4 - INTRO A WORLD OF STATES Looking at...

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INTRO: A WORLD OF STATESLooking at regions (user defined, no singular world standard)oNo matter where you are, you are in an area defined as a stateTHE STATE OF STATESSovereign states owned and operated by the government of those placesoAntarctica not a state, but recognized as a state oNew conceptThe US is the oldest sovereign stateChina, Iran, many European countries Most planet falls into younger categoryAfrica 50-60 years of sovereigntyBefore sovereignty?oPeople would have identified themselves with a group of other peopleLeader, sovereign ruler of the “peoples” not a place1000 years ago you had the king of the Franks (the French peoples)Today, everything is tied to territoryStatesoYou call a state a “country”On an international stage they are called states,oLegally defined territory that has been recognized by other states193 in the worldNationoA group of people who share a common cultureMay want to have their own government, rule themselvesoUnlimited numbers of nationsLots of them infinite number Nation-stateoPeople who share a common culture and rule themselves in a defined political areaGermanyFrance ALL of EuropeDutchBelgiansItaliansSpaniardsIran (been around forever)ChinaJapanKorea (best example, 100% culturally/ethnically Korean people)

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