Questions tagged [cession]

The formal giving up of rights, property, or territory by a state.

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Has there ever been an independence movement with the goal to split off an underperforming part of a nation?

There have been many independence movements in history. The Wikipedia category of independence movements alone lists 145 articles about mostly distinct independence / seperationist / liberation ...
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Have any politicians in Ukraine considered ejecting Luhansk and Donetsk?

(Edit - Feb 22nd: seeing the events of the last 12 hours I feel kind of dirty for asking this question, which I did before reading about Russia's recognition - though I was aware the Duma had ...
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Has there ever been a case where a state ejected a portion of itself?

There are often calls for one portion of a state to secede and form their own state. For example, the recent Scottish referendum on seceding from the UK. But suppose it went the other way around, and ...
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Can a country sell part of its land to become a new country?

Let's say someone (an individual or corporation) had enough money, could they buy an area of land and establish it as their own country? Assuming the original country was willing to surrender this ...
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