Makes it unique Are there nations without states o Yes The bask of northern

Makes it unique are there nations without states o

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Makes it unique Are there nations without states? o Yes The bask of northern Spain Kurds in parts of turkey, Syria, n. Iraq, Iran Obcasians in Georgia Palestine Kosovars in Kosovo (part of sovereign Serbia) Why don’t sovereign states let the territories go? o Sovereign states NEVER willingly give up territory without a tremendous fight or a lot of money Because you never know what that territory might be worth, strategic value on top or resources underneath Island off coast of California covered 10 miles high with dog shit dog shit island o US wouldn’t give it away or let it become a sovereign state What if scientists invent a fuel 1000 times better than gasoline that runs on dog shit Never give up territory that may attack you later Things you need for a state o Territory o Constitution o Army o Government o Military o Police
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o Economy o Currency o Flag Real deal: you don’t need any of that stuff only thing you REALLY need is sovereignty 3.1 WHAT IS IT? HOW DO YOU GET IT? Sovereignty affects a lot of things going on in planet earth What is it? o Sovereignty: the quality of having supreme independent authority over a territory No other power, entity can supersede the actions The king’s law is the law of the land Ultimate power of people & territory How to prove it? Kill your own citizens o If you can do the most extreme thing & get away with it legally, you are a sovereign state The US government does this, no one can say anything because the US is a sovereign state (capital punishment) Pretend the US government wants to drop a nuke on NJ, international response would be nothing because the US is the sovereign holder of the territory o
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