Key issue #1: where are states
1.State: A state is an area organized into a political unit and ruled by an established government that has control over its internal and foreign affairs. 2.Sovereignty: A state has sovereignty, which means independence from control of its internal affairs by other states. 3. A. korea : The division of these zones became permanent in the late 1940s, when the two superpowers established separate governments and withdrew their armies. B. China & Taiwan: According to China’s government, Taiwan is not sovereign, but a part of China. This confusing situation arose from a civil war in China during the late 1940s between the Nationalists and the Communists. C. Western Sahara: An independent Sahrawi Republic was declared by the Polisario Front and recognized by most African countries, but Morocco and Mauritania annexed the northern and southern portions, respectively. Three years later Mauritania withdrew, and Morocco claimed the entire territory. 4. A. colony: A colony is a territory that is legally tied to a sovereign state rather than being completely independent. B. Colonialism: European states came to control much of the world through colonialism. Imperialism: which is control of territory already occupied and organized by an indigenous society. 5. A. European missionaries established colonies to promote Christianity B. Colonies provided resources that helped the economy of European states C. European states considered the number of colonies to be an indicator of relative power 6. 1960s
7. Island, a 47-square-kilometer (18-square-mile) possession of the United Kingdom. The island in the South Pacific was settled in 1790 by British mutineers from the ship Bounty, commanded by Captain William Bligh. Its 48 islanders survive by selling fish, as well as postage stamps to collectors. KEY ISSUE #2
1. Boundary: A state is separated from its neighbors by a boundary,...