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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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Even if they attain sovereignity, the wicked engaged in cruel deed,condemned by all men,do not enjoy it long,but fall like trees, whose roots have been severed.
After 18 months of frosty relations between Madrid and Rabat, the low-point being the brief Moroccan 'occupation' of a tiny desert island over which Spain claims sovereignity, the leaders of the two countries met in Rabat in December to seal their reconciliation.
Our history, identity, and tribal sovereignity are indistinguishable from the land.
This includes the process of change in traditional notions of sovereignity as states recognize new imperatives on behalf of the environment, culture and human rights.
Now the transfer of sovereignity, which will return 10 per cent of Panamanian land to the nation, is due to take place around December 10.
This opinion--as Manent demonstrates, it can never be more than that--is both cause and effect of the alleged sovereignity of the people.
one sovereignity," and establish "the emergence and consolidation of an antithetical sovereignity," he succeeds in the "creation of a different .
The free transit of all goods, means of transport of Allied and Associated Powers without custom, completed the brutal infrigement of sovereignity and independence of the two states.
For many Algerians who have long been influenced by socialist rhetoric, the agreement signifies a loss of sovereignity and amounts to something of a national humiliation.
While postmodernism worked well as a platform for the achievement of sovereignity from Yugoslavia in Slovenia, in Serbia it was effectively suppressed by the emergence of the nationalist political establishment.