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3.3. 3 Modern Day Sovereignty IssuesAbout 192, 193 S.S in today’s world193 on its way which is East TimoroLocated in the Indonesian ArchipelagooSubmitted its application, the world agreed to itAnother dozen or two dozen areas on Earth that have nations of peoples within them that may or may not be actively trying to become S.S either now or in the very near future.(A) Likely new statesa.Palestine – area in Israel which occupies part of it i.They have been working on and off on a two-state solution to become a full S.Sii.Have about a hundred other S.S which recognize its independence b.Greenland – colony of Denmarki.Probably going to peacefully become independent S.S because the Danishgovernment thought they should cut them loose(B) Possibly future states (not hot now)a.Scotland – part of the UKi.There are movement for independence b.Quebec – Canada i.French speakingii.French cultureiii.Had referendums in the past where to vote themselves independent and they’ve been very close votes(C)Violently trying to be a statea.Chechnya – little province or territory in the Caucasus Mountainsi.They’ve been trying to get independent for about a decadeii.Russians had an ongoing war with them for over a decade nowiii.Chechen terrorist groups blew up stuff in Moscow, about once or three times a yearb.Basque, Northern Spain – ethnic groupi.Been trying to get a separate Basque country for some time ii.Government of Spain had to put them down, try to negotiate them out ofdoing that c.Transnistria, Moldovad.Kurds of Kurdistani.They’ve been fighting for 100 to 200 years for a separate Kurdistan ii.Have active terrorist/rebel groups working for them as well in different places (D) Can never be states – cause of all sorts of international consternation because they have pitted international powers against one another in their battle to gain independence
a.Taiwan – island off the coast of Southeast China i.China for 60 years off and on for independence movement, petition for independenceii.At one point, may have had 60 or 80 different countries which recognized its independence iii.China is on the Permanent Security Council and China will veto any movement that the UN would have towards officially recognizing Taiwanese independence and sovereignty iv.Never happen in today’s rulesv.When things have progressed in the last 20 years and China has gotten more powerful, the Taiwanese issue kind of slowly slid awayvi.Down to about 23 countries only and they’re very minor countriesvii.US shifted and we used to recognize but didn’t get involved. They wanted