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Has a country ever by its own volition refused to join the United Nations?

I agree with the answer by @Schmerel, that the membership in the UN is often the main distinction between a country/state and not a country/state. So the question would need to be supplied by a ...
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Has a country ever by its own volition refused to join the United Nations?

To some degree the question is circular because UN recognition is frequently what gives countries status of countries as opposed to disputed territories. If you consider Vatican city to be an ...
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Has a country ever by its own volition refused to join the United Nations?

Switzerland kept out of the UN for half a century. They finally joined in 2002. This was a deliberate decision based on their view of neutrality.
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Are intrusions within a foreign embassy considered an act of war?

In the case given in the OP the US allowed China to operate a embassy an in it's territory. Once it did so there is a recognition of diplomatic immunity. Many people have abused that and hid in ...
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Why has NATO ignored Russia moving Estonian buoys?

Who says NATO said nothing?. Estonia is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he spoke with Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, saying ...
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Why has NATO ignored Russia moving Estonian buoys?

The formal answer: Major NATO reactions would start if a member invokes either Article 4 or Article 5 of the NATO treaty. The member to do that in this case would likely be Estonia. As of 2024-05-24, ...
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Since the United States is obligated to the survival of the State of Israel, does this mean that it is also obligated to save all nations?

If we speak of a moral obligation, then preventing an extermination of any nation is an obligation - even if we speak of Iran, Russia, North Korea or another sworn enemy of the US. In practical term, ...
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Since the United States is obligated to the survival of the State of Israel, does this mean that it is also obligated to save all nations?

If it is the offical foreign policy of the United States to ensure the survival of the State of Israel, The question is completely based on a opinion. Which makes clear the OPs opinion about a lot ...
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Since the United States is obligated to the survival of the State of Israel, does this mean that it is also obligated to save all nations?

No; why would it? In more general terms, why would any obligation of country A towards country B imply that country A has that obligation to any other country? Treaties between countries (or other ...
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What is Russia's exact position on the Turkish presence in Northern Syria?

The cooperation between Moscow and Ankara in Syria is a good basis for both countries to test their political trust and learn to listen to the concerns of the other side, which have so far been ...
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What are the perks and privileges enjoyed by the non-EU/UK/CA/AU/NATO allies of US?

I am going to focus on NATO allies, because it's hard to answer for every country because most countries benefit from a different sets of advantages, so it would take too long to answer. The benefits ...
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What are the perks and privileges enjoyed by the non-EU/UK/CA/AU/NATO allies of US?

Better conditions for buying US weapons Congress has to approve arms sales proposed by the President. There are specific conditions that are different for particular allies. Arms Sales: Congressional ...
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