Outcry but they would invade or do anything else bc the US is a sovereign state

Outcry but they would invade or do anything else bc

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Ex: If the US nuked New Jersey what would every other state do? Outcry but they would invade or do anything else b/c the US is a sovereign state. Reciprocity thing: countries respect eachothers rule, expecting the respect in return For most of history monarchs ruled the world, bestowed with ultimate sovereign power, usually reinforced by a blessing from god, chose family to lead the way for the commoners, holy rank, holy scepter, King Arthur (sword), divine blessings were physically handed down by a pope or holy priest (crowned the people, Great Britain) Divine Right of Kings, Mandate of Heaven Why would ultimate power have come from pope or religious person? It is coming from god Shift 1 : rule over peoples to rule over place (development of the Nation-State) Shift 2: Individuals to people holding the power (possessors of the sovereignty) Only way to prove sovereignty for most of history: if you could defend yourself, repel invasion Exception: have a very strong ally (Switzerland, Serbia had Russia) Has changed in last 60 yrs: thanks to United Nations Shift 3: Defend-ability to recognition Now: To become a sovereign state- get a resolution passed through the United Nations, UN Permanent Security Council (Group of 5 countries P5: US, UK, Russia, China, France): resolution must pass through the council and each of the countries has veto power Ex: Taiwan (considered by China as its own territory), Kosovo (Serbia is an ally of Russia), Texas? (United States would veto) Sovereignty can be undone by genocide
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