World Regions States 1 Notes.docx - World of States State Taxes you passes laws to follow punishes you builds roads infrastructure protects you

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World of States State: Taxes you, passes laws to follow, punishes you, builds roads, infrastructure, protects you Sovereign States: owned and operated by the governments of the places Antarctica: Agreement to divide it up later Every square inch has been charted and claimed Oldest: US, China, Iran, European countries Most of Africa: 50-60 yrs or younger Before sovereign states: Most of history: identified with a group of other people, a part of an ethnic group, tribe, nation. People moved a lot, grouped with their people. They’d choose a leader (monarch, sovereign ruler, king, queen) of their people, not the place. King of the Francs (not the King of France) Leader of the Chinese People Now: Leaders are tied to territories Sovereign State: A legally defined territory that has been recognized by other states ( 193 states ) Nation: A group of people who share a common culture, may want to have own gov’t or rule themselves, unlimited number of nations, perhaps infinite. Cherokee Nation, Aztec, Zullu, Scots, Persians, Mongolian, Kurds, French, Germans, Japanese, Koreans Nation-State: People who share a common culture and rule themselves in a defined political area (Germany, France, all of Europe, Dutch, Belgium, Italians, Iran, China, Japan, Korea) Is every state a nation-state? Not really, there are some entities that are states that don’t share a
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