Questions tagged [territorial-dispute]

Questions relating to disputes between two or more states regarding who territory belongs to.

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Would Taiwan and China's dispute be solved if Taiwan gave up being the Republic of China?

A recent ABC article quotes National Taiwan University political scientist Shimin Chen as saying "If Taiwan's diplomatic relations reach single digits or even zero, it represents that the ...
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Why is Palestine not a state yet? [closed]

Why hasn't a country named Palestine been created yet? Why does Israel from time to time build and destroy settlements in those areas? What is the fundamental problem between Israel and Palestine?
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What is so bad about a bi-national one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? [closed]

Reality on the ground - Much of Israel is developed with cities and infrastructure. That is a fait accompli. That is not going anywhere. West Bank has Israeli and Palestinian settlements so ...
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What is the point of countries not recognizing the physical reality of who controls a certain territory?

There has recently been a lot of controversy regarding President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. However it seems odd to me that this is a point of contention in the ...
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What is the position of the EU on Northern Cyprus?

Northern Cyprus is the part of the island of Cyprus that has been occupied by Turkey since its invasion of Cyprus in 1974. As far as I can tell, the Republic of Northern Cyprus is only recognized by ...
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What causes long-running disputes over sovereignty?

There are many disputes that appear pointless in my eyes. These are disputes that seem to have an easy resolution, but which the countries involved continue to fight over. A couple examples: Taiwan ...
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How can a sovereign state legally annex land belonging to another state?

Is it possible under international law for a country to legally acquire territory belonging to another sovereign country by force? What are the preconditions for this action to be legal? Is it just a ...
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Does the international community accept either nation’s claim in the US–Haitian Navassa Island dispute?

Navassa Island lies between Jamaica, Cuba, and Haiti, and is claimed by both the United States and Haiti. Have any other countries recognised either claim, or is the status of the international ...
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Why does Guyana let international companies explote resources in territory reclaimed by Venezuela?

From what I know, one of the major issues between Guyana and Venezuela is that Guyanese government has started negotiations with Exxon-Mobil to drill and produce Oil in disputed territory as you can ...