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Ch 8 KI 1 & 2 Vocab

(Semi) Autonomous Region An area of a country that has a degree of freedom from an external authority.
City State A sovereign state comprising a city and its immediately surrounding countryside
Microstate A state that encompasses a very small land area
Stateless Nation A nationality that is not represented by a state
Nation-State A state whose territory corresponds to that occupied by a particular ethnicity that has been transformed into a nationality
Self-Determination The concept that ethnicities have the right to govern themselves
Sovereignty Ability of a state to govern its territory free from control of its internal affairs by other states
State An area organized into a political unit and ruled by an established government that has control over its internal and foreign affairs
Territoriality The attempt by an individual or group to affect, influence, or control people, phenomena, and relationships, by delimiting and asserting control over a geographic area.
Multistate Nation A group of people who share a common characteristic and live in multiple states
Colonialism An attempt by one country to establish settlements and to impose its political, economic, and cultural principles in another territory
Colony A territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than completely independent
Multiethnic State A state that contains more than one ethnicity
Multinational State A state that contains two or more ethnic groups with traditions of self-determination that agree to coexist peacefully by recognizing each other as distinct nationalities
Superimposed Boundary boundary imposed which did not keep in mind historic and ethnic divisions
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