African countries)US is considered a sovereign state, they have common culture based on ideologies A nation do not have to have states (the basque of northern spain, kurds , Palestine, Ossetia, Kosovo)Sovereign states never willingly give up territory Dog shit island Cannot predict future geopolitical situations What you need for a state: sovereigntySovereignty: What is it? How do you get it?Sovereignty- the quality of having supreme independent authority over a territoryoNo other power can supercede that stateKill your citizens if you want to be a sovereign state Dropping nuclear weapon on new jersey, international response is that the other countries would not do anythingState sovereignty concept was European and was 300-500 years old Sovereign power was received from a blessing by god Divine right of kingsMandate of heavenIf god supports you as a king, you have ultimate authority over all the people in your landRule 1- rule over peoples to rule over place shift of sovereign power from individual to all the peopleshift 2- shift from individuals to people holding the power
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