Flash quiz: sovereignty shizzle update Update number 1: there are currently 194 states on earth o If we count the 16 entities, there are over 200 o Recognized sovereignty states o 2002: east Timor joined the club used to be a part of Indonesia o 2006: Montenegro used to be a part of Serbia o 2011: South Sudan from Sudan there are 193 members of the United Nations o 2 observer states Vatican City & Palestine o one that is a full sovereign state but not recognized by the U.N. Vatican City o Palestine has not gone through the full process of recognition to be a sovereign state o 16 other entities that hang out and maybe have some representation they may be recognized as other states as sovereign, but they are not sovereign Abkhazia Cook island Kosovo Northern Cyprus Taiwan Transinistria Etc Update number 2: o Scotland has a referendum for independence Took place on September 18, 2014 o One side was to vote yes for leaving the U.K., the other side was to vote no o They ended up voting no 55% was the largest voting turnout in Scottish history o Brexit: British exit from the European Union In June 2016, 52% voted to leave the European Union Britain will be leaving the E.U. o This matter because Scotland voted to stay in the E.U. o They’re already negotiating how Scotland can stay in the E.U. This is going to open Scotland leaving the U.K.
o People were watching the Scottish referendum closely Catalonia was watching very closely They may be following Scotland Catalonia is a part of Spain (update number 3) Has Barcelona in it
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