Lecture 20 -- Secession in a World of Nation-States

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/13/11 Secession in a World of Nation-States Wednesday, November 17
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6/13/11 Definition Secession: the act by a group of people of removing themselves and an associated territory from the control of an existing state, usually with the goal of creating a new, independent polity.
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6/13/11 Secession and Nationalism Historically speaking, secession and nationalism have been closely related. Many nation-states were founded through acts of secession, either from empires or other nation-states. Successful secessionist movements often involve or are followed by “irredentist” movements to annex surrounding areas.
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6/13/11 Examples of Secessionist Greek & Balkan secessions from the Ottoman Empire Hungarian secession from the Austrian Empire Polish secession from the Russian and German Empires From northern Europe: Norwegian secession from Sweden
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6/13/11 Together with decolonization struggles, secessionist movements have helped
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This note was uploaded on 06/13/2011 for the course HIST 374 taught by Professor Prior during the Fall '10 term at South Carolina.

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