Unformatted text preview: only apply to that specific region and not outside the region) • U.S. is one of the oldest countries to follow the fairly new concept of sovereign states • A state- needs sovereignty • Sovereignty- earn sovereignty when another country recognizes that you have sovereignty. No other higher power. Earn it by proving that you could protect you and your region. In the past, you had to prove it or have friends that had sovereign power. Now you have to sign a petition with the United Naitons • UN security council-15 members-real power(5 are permanent) o U.S. o China o Russia o United Kingdom o France o ALL HAVE VETO POWER (takes one to stop something from passing) (formed after World War II...
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