Sovereignty

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Sovereignty

The legal right of a state to govern its own affairs in its own territory without outside interference. Sovereignty may reside with an individual (such as a monarch, sometimes known as a sovereign), a body (such as a parliament) or with the populace as a whole. The notion of sovereignty is less clear in federal governments like the U.S. and Canada, as sovereignty is split between the national government and the regional governments. This is a matter of considerable controversy in some countries.
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The taxes, imposts, levies and duties raised against the people of the sovereign nation may be so raised only by the leaders of the state, and by no other body.
Michael Fenton, who also partners Vodafone Oaks entry School Days in the ten-furlong Bet Direct-sponsored maiden fillies' race, renews his partnership with Sovereign Nation, who won on the Polytrack last month.
The statement also said the air raids by the United States, Britain, France and Germany are an attempt to encroach upon ''the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a sovereign nation by force.
Convincing a sovereign nation to alter destructive policies that impair its own performance and threaten contagion to its neighbors is best handled by an international financial institution, such as the IMF.
The sacrifices of Canada's soldiers played a major role in Canada's evolution into a sovereign nation.
Once it occupied the moral high ground, but it now sits diplomatically isolated, an American client state, economically bankrupt, as immoral as any other sovereign nation.
Mettler, general counsel for the Viejas Office of Legal Affairs, is featured in an article appearing in the November issue of Inside Counsel Magazine, describing the important distinction of providing legal counsel to a sovereign nation versus a corporate or other entity.
The idea for a sovereign Nation police department came around 3 decades ago, when a law enforcement commission was established.
It was in fact Bulgaria that became the first sovereign nation to recognize the independence of the Republic of Macedonia in January 1992.
Just as the American Civil War was a time of great upheaval for the United States as a whole, so was it for the Cherokee Nation, which as a sovereign nation was involved with negotiations with the Union and the Confederacy, had members involved in the fighting on both sides of the conflict, and even experienced military battles within their territory.
In addition to its own power generation facilities, CRC expects its leading edge technology to work together with hydro, solar, and wind turbine power generation facilities already on Sovereign Nation land and ensure clean 24/7 stable power source for many Sovereign Nation communities in North America.
Ethiopia as is known has taken one after the other orders from their commanders to ignite war against Eritrea and invade a sovereign nation Somalia.