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The authority of a state to govern itself or another state. Most often used to refer to other states attempting to limit the actions of another state.

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What politically can be done to compel global compliance by Google?

It's becoming obvious that Google is rapidly being boxed in by various countries. Several years ago, the EU courts created a Right to be Forgotten, in which people in EU countries could complain to ...
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How high must a craft fly in order to not be in foreign airspace?

When flying over another country's airspace, the laws of that country apply. Alcohol, for example, can be banned on certain flights due to international recognition of a foreign power's rights. That ...
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When is a country recognized as a sovereign state?

In past years we have heard a lot about statehood of Palestine, and that got me wondering when a state actually becomes recognized. If you look at the Wikipedia entry for the State of Palestine it ...
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is this definition of the State complete?

The State is an organization intended/designed/created and maintained by a People in order to make known, apply and defend People's Will. The State ensures the progress in fulfilling the People's ...
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Has any person or company ever become a sovereign state?

How did they do it? And are there any people or companies today who could become a sovereign state if they wanted to? Could Jeff Bezos start his own country and become a sovereign state? How would ...
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What exactly formally constitutes recognition of a country?

So, there is a spectrum of political entities that make up the national stage. There is, of course, the "nation-state" like the U.S.A, China, Russia, Germany, Lithuania, you name it - full fledged "...
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Trade Agreements Approval Process EU vs UK

According to The Trade Justice Movement, the UK's current trade negotiation legislation (which hasn't been relevant for some time) means that only government approval (that is the executive) is ...
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