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upset the West South Ossetia Abkhazia Big fans of state sovereignty Burma Sudan North Korea Iran STATE OR NOT A STATE Africa o Not a state, it’s a continent South Africa o Is a state Tibet o Not a state, part of China Tajikistan o Is a state, part of central Asian region Greenland o Not a state, a territory of Denmark, Danish property Somalia o Is a state, no one wants to claim it Middle East o Not a state, well known region East Timor o Is a state, newest sovereign state, released from Portuguese Palau o Is a state, in pacific ocean Kurdistan o Not a state, been trying for hundreds of years Lesotho o Is a state, in South Africa Puerto Rico o Not a state Vatican City o Is a state, smallest sovereign state on earth (size of drillfield) Kosovo o Not a state, not officially, but plenty recognize its independence, part of Serbia
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Serbia o Is a state Scotland o Not a state, part of UK Taiwan o Not a sovereign state, considered part of China’s territory Texas o Not a sovereign state THE POLITICAL LEFT AND RIGHT Who controls the state? Political Stances o Conservative right Conserve tradition, political/economic power, keeping power in hands of rich Preserving societal structure, pro military/police/law&order/business Keep government out of economics Further right Power increasingly concentrated into fewer hands Less individualism Less free Extreme right Further concentration of power total consolidation o of power o Liberal Left Liberate economic political power for everyone to share, everyone is equal and should have equal voice in system that governs them Respect rights and liberties of individual in societies above all other things Keep government out of people’s personal lives Favor strong central government using power to make all things equal for all citizens Public education, welfare Further to the left Economic power & political power even more distributed More individualism Extreme left 100% free to do whatever No laws/constraints o Democrats
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Just a hare left of center More individualism/free Less control o Republicans Just a hare right of center Less individualism/free More control TYPES OF GOVERNMENT Extreme left o Little to no government control o Power in the hands of everyone o Anarchy No anarchic state on the planet quickly deteriorate to a dog eat dog world Somalia in state of anarchy, but not an anarchic state A chosen system no government o Communism It’s on the left?? We associate it with dictatorship, but its not On paper, it’s the opposite Its supposed to be power distributed to all the people Every time its tried its screwed up turns into a dictatorship In the transition, they want to assume all power ‘temporarily’ failed every time, impossible to give power back
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