World Regions - states.pdf - The State of States every square of earth has been politically and legally defined as independent sovereign state = owned

World Regions - states.pdf - The State of States every...

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The State of States - every square of earth has been politically and legally defined as independent, - sovereign state = owned and operated by govs - Antarctica is not a state but has been agreed by other sovereign states: going to be claimed or divided up later on - US is one of the oldest sovereign state (before 1800) bc not about the actual state, but the concept of sovereign state - China, Iran, and many European countries bc they thought of this concept first - most of Africa and Russia are pretty new - people first identified themselves with group of other people (ethnic group, clan, tribe, culture, nation) - not tied to territories but to people bc they move around a lot - leaders = sovereign ruler = sovereign of PEOPLE *not territories - leader of the Chinese PEOPLE not leader of China - state = legally defined territory that has been recognized by other states - 193 sovereign states in the world right now - nation = a group of people who share a common culture - unlimited number of nations; Cherokee, Aztec, Zulu, Scotts, Persians, Mongolians, French(surrender) - nation-state = a group of people who share a common culture and rule themselves in a defined political area
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