Chapter 3.docx - Intro A World of States Regions are user defined First identified as state State taxes you build roads.etc The State of States Every

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Intro: A World of States Regions are user defined First identified as state State taxes you, build roads...etc The State of States Every square inch of earth is politically and legally defined as independent Sovereign State Owned and operated by government by those place Even if they are not sovereign state, they are agreed upon by sovereign states around them, places like Antarctic region What is it all about? Purple: oldest states in the world, like the U.S., China, Iran, European countries (oldest sovereign state) Most are younger, like Africa It’s a new idea What happened before? People would have first identified as a group of people, like ethic, tribe, clan There is a person in charge, a leader, kings, queens, sovereign ruler of the people, not a place There is kind of french not kind of france Sovereign State In the U.S., we call countries, but we should call them states. A state is a legally defined territory that has been recognized by other states 193 states in the world right now There are some coming on board Nation Group of people who share a common culture Unlimited number of nations Like the cherokee, native american, zooloo in Africa, Scots in Scotland, the french, the german, the japanese, the korean...etc Nation - State A group of people who share a common culture and rule themselves in a defined political area Like Germany with German, France, Europe, they invented this. Iran, China, Japan, Korea, Is every state a nation-state? No Like the United States, India, Suedan (Arabia and African) 2011 Update Sudan has split into two sovereign states South Sudan has become its own state in july 2011 Politically unstable, poor Newest sovereign state in the world The United States Most consider it to be a sovereign state Not because of shared ethnicity, languages Has a common culture: ideas, personal freedom, person rights...etc Nation state
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Are there nations without states? Common culture Famous: basque, kurd, Abkhazia, south ossetia, Balastine, Kosovo Why not let them by their own state: Sovereign state never willingly give up territory They will sell land, but not willingly Money or fight You never know what that territory is worth Cannot predict future How to become a sovereign state? You don’t need anything but sovereignty It’s changing so fast in today world 3.1 What is it? How do you get it? Sovereignty What is it? The quality of having supreme independent authority over a territory No other power can super sees the actions of the ruler of the sovereign states The king’s law is the law in that state Cannot be overruled by anything outside of the country How to prove that to the world?
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