States #2 Modern Day Sovereignty Issues Dozen or 2 dozen places with people who are trying to become states o A.) Likely New States Palestine Been working with Israel to become a sovereign state Greenland Colony of Denmark, going to peacefully become sovereign state o B.) Possibly future states Scotland Part of the UK Quebec Part of Canada o C.) Violently trying to be a state—rebel groups, people who want it badly Chechenia Part of Russia Basque Located in Northern Spain Transnistria In Moldova Kurds—Kurdistan In Middle East o D.) Can never be states Taiwan Island off coast of Southeast China Independence movements multiple times China will veto any movement UN would have to recognize Taiwanese independence and sovereignty Kosovo In Serbia 1999 US/Nato became involved during Serbian Genocide against Kosovo Russia was pissed because they are Serbia’s ally as US/Nato/UN were occupying Kosovo thinking they were going to make them a sovereign state 2008 Kosovo Declares Independence 69 countries recognized this o Serbia didn’t recognize o Russia vetoed it
o China is the #1 fan of sovereignty o Spain didn’t recognize it because of the Basque problem o 2008 Russia/Georgia War South Ossetia Abkhazia They invited Russian military to come protect them In August 2008, all hell broke loose as Russian military invaded and crushed the Georgian military Russia then recognized independence of both China—#1 supporter of sovereignty Russia WAS biggest fan historically
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