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1

A nation is defined by who?

Only by its people

2

Define state

An internationally recognized political unit ruled by an established government

3

How many states are there?

Around 200

4

Define a centripetal force

A force that brings people together and promotes unity

5

Define centrifugal force

A force that pulls members of a state apart

6

Define a quasi-state

A territory that's legally tied to another state but isn't entirely independant

7

What country near Russia and Ukraine is a quasi-state

Transnistria

8

What country declared independence after the break-up of Yugoslavia

Kosovo

9

Define microstate

States that are small in land area and/or population

10

Define city-state

A sovereign state compromised only of a central city

11

What is the largest landmass in the world that isn't a sovereign state?

Antartica

12

What does the Antarctic treaty do?

It reserves Antartica as a place to conduct science research station; restricts any military action or land claims

13

What do people want in Antartica?

Its fresh water and mineral resources

14

Is Taiwan a country?

It's debatable; It's most likely a quasi-state

15

What's an example of a nation-state?

Denmark, Japan, Iceland, Egypt

16

What's an example of a multinational state?

UK, Russia, South Africa, India

17

Is Ukraine a failed nation-state?

No, because there is both Russians and Ukrainians.