Political Union

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Political Union

The transfer of most or all sovereignty from two or more states to form a single state. A political union may be a unitary state; that is, all constituent states cease to have legal existence (except maybe as administrative divisions) and they are subject to the same law. Alternatively, a political union may be federal, in which the new state is given certain responsibilities and remaining powers stay with the previously independent states. Political unions generally have one currency and have no trade barriers between constituent states.
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This saw African statesmen such as Kenya's Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, Kwameh Nkrumah (Ghana), Julius Nyerere of Tanzania and Senegal's Leopold Senghor sell socialism as the basis for the continent's political unification. class="MsoNormalPOLITICAL PESSISISM class="MsoNormalBut these dreams were cut short by the rise of a political wave of a capitalist class that was characterised by corruption, individualism, assassinations and ethnic political organisations.
**VMRO-DPMNE vice president Aleksandar Nikoloski has recently said that a new form of political unification called a Macedonian Platform was in the making the aim of which would be to defend the Republic of Macedonia.
The Ryukyu Kingdom formed out of the political unification of the island of Okinawa in 1429.
It seems that when the last people who remember a unified Korea have passed away, there may be little interest in a political unification on the Korean Peninsula.
Even though a political unification may be a long way from here, establishing peace between the South and the North and freely visiting each other, and forming a joint economic community is true liberation to us," Moon was quoted as saying by the Yonhap news agency.
Actual geographical and political unification for the two countries may be hugely improbable but, in the words of Cha, sport can be the symbolic unifier, facilitating diplomatic currents that are primed to move in a positive direction.
Darwish points out that "it is important to respect demands for political unification, especially since the focus on decentralization is consistent across the political spectrum."
It is well documented that the political unification of Europe has long been the objective of European elites.
It also examines why the EAC's goal of political unification has not been fully realised as expected.
Renzi chose to meet on the island of Ventotene because of its symbolic significance as the place where two Italian intellectuals, held there in World War Two, wrote an influential manifesto calling for European political unification.
But UK support had a catch: British leaders, reluctant to accept the EU's long-stated goal of an "ever-closer union" -- which implies political unification and shared national and federal sovereignty -- made no secret of their desire to use the widening of EU membership to prevent the deepening of European integration.
Furthermore, opera served as a vehicle for nationalist expression until political unification occurred (Simonetta Chiappini, "From the People to the Masses: Political Developments in Italian Opera from Rossini to Mascagni" in The Risorgimento Revisited: Nationalism and Culture in Nineteenth-Century Italy, ed.