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7 Cards in this Set

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what is international relations?
relations between states and peoples
what is a state
primary political unit of international relations
define some characterisitics os a state
-- territory
-- population
-- an effective government
-- the ability to maintain independence
what is sovereignty?
absolute authority over the population within its territorial jurisdiction and no external authority over the state
about how many sovereign state are there today?
what effect did the collapse of the great European empires have in our time.
where today the majority of states in the world have populations that are:
-- non-caucasian
-- non-Christian
-- non-Western
The majority of states in the world today are non-liberal and non-democratic.
what is power?
having tth capacity to act.