States #1 - WEEK 2 STATES#1 Intro A World of States Looking at big chunks of the planets or regions Regions are user defined No matter where you are on

States #1 - WEEK 2 STATES#1 Intro A World of States Looking...

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WEEK 2STATES #1Intro: A World of StatesLooking at big chunks of the planets, or regionsRegions are user definedNo matter where you are on the planet, you are first and foremost in an area that would be identified not as a region, but as a stateStates tax you, passes laws that you must follow, etc. States are the main, internationally accepted norm The State of StatesSovereign states  owned and operated by the governments of those places oAntarctica is section of land that is not a part of a sovereign state but people have agreed that they’ll divide it up later and will leave it alone for nowThe concept of the sovereign state is an accepted norm The U.S. is one of the youngest states on the planet but is one of the oldest Sovereign statesoChina, Iran, and many of the European countries are among the oldest Sovereign states oThis is because they are the ones who thought up the whole concept ofa Sovereign StateoThe idea of a Sovereign state is new and the whole world has adopted it
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What did people do before this concept was made up?oFor most of human history, people would have first identified themselves with a group of other people, not a territory per sayPeople moved around a lot so they weren’t tied to the territory but the people like themselvesTermsoState  a legally defined territory that has been recognizes by other states what we refer to as a country 193 states in the worldoNation  a group of people who share a common culture i.e. Cherokee, Aztec, Zulu, Germans, French, etc. oNation-State  a group of people who share a common culture and rulethemselves in a defined political area I.e. Germany, France, Belgium, Spanish, Iran, China, Japan, Korea, etc.So is every state a nation-state?oNo. There are some entities on planet Earth that are states but do not fall into the nation-state categoryoi.e. The United States, Sudan, and India as they have no common cultureAre there nations without states?oYes. Many places are comprised of groups of people with a common culture but they do not have the political arena called the state of which they rule themselves in oi.e. the Basque of northern Spain, Palestine, and the Kurds in Turkey,
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