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Annex

1. A section or amendment to an international agreement. This can be important in some treaties, such as the Kyoto Protocol, in which industrialized countries are called Annex I countries and others are known as non-Annex I countries.

2. See: Annexation.
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Some annexationists contended that, notwithstanding the provisions of the Adams-Onis Treaty, Texas was rightfully a possession of the United States whose title had never been validly conveyed to Spain.
Annexationists at times contended that the precedents of North Carolina, Rhode Island and Vermont established the authority of Congress to proceed by joint resolution.
Annexationists bolstered this argument by noting that the original proposal from the Committee on Detail had expressly limited the power of Congress to the admission of states established within the limits of the United States, while the Morris language contained no such limitation.
The US made annexationist noises--annexation would have made an attack on Hawaii an attack on the US--and ultimately Hawaii paid an indemnity and the situation cooled.