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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It's the right of any sovereign nation to conduct any kind of exercises that they think are relevant to their own security interest, Padilla said.
But his line about attacking a sovereign nation that we'd never had an angry word with it.
But every sovereign nation has the right to self-defence and the right to order their troops to defend themselvesC*"
The Vatican's status as a sovereign nation is at issue.
According to the state new agency Kabar, in his book "The March revolution: a historical choice of the people", the author analyzes the legitimate features and characteristics of the revolution, as well as his vision of prospects for Kyrgyzstan, as a sovereign nation in the world.
US Vice-President Joe Biden told ABC television the US could not "dictate to another sovereign nation what they can and cannot do".
The US cannot dictate to another sovereign nation what they can and cannot do.
Sure Hamas are a bunch of Islamic psycho killers but Israel was supposed to be a sovereign nation which adheres to international law.
Each was a sovereign nation, free to engage in affairs previously conducted by Britain.
These are crucial and intriguing questions to anyone who feels that Rumsfeld not only bore major responsibility for the secret torturing of Middle Eastern detainees, but was also guilty of war crimes for his part in implementing an illegal and unjust attack on the sovereign nation of Iraq (along with President George W.
The Declaration Of Independence" (0761421297) is the story of how Americans separated from England and declared themselves a sovereign nation.
The WTO also can tell a sovereign nation how to spend its revenues, as it has done in the CDSOA (Continued Dumping and Offset Act of 2000) issue (Byrd Bill).