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the institution through which a society makes and enforces its public policies
Government
all of those things a government decides to do
public policies
a boyd of poeple living in a defined territory, organized politically, and iwth the power to make and enforce laws
state
land with known and recognized boundaries
territory
has supreme and absolute power within its own territory
sovereign
the theory that one person or group claimed control over an area and forced all within it to submit to that person's or group's rule.
the force theory
the theory that the state developed naturally out of the early family
the evolutionary theory
Held that the state was created by God and that God had given those of royal birth a right to rule
the divine right theory