Sovereign state

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a state which administers its own government, and is not dependent upon, or subject to, another power.

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In this manner were communities formed with magical rapidity; and most of those who witnessed the purchase of the empty empire, have lived to see already a populous and sovereign state, parcelled from its inhabitants, and received into the bosom of the national Union, on terms of political equality.
I am too high born to be propertied, To be a second at control, Or useful serving-man and instrument To any sovereign state throughout the world.
Even in those confederacies which have been composed of members smaller than many of our counties, the principle of legislation for sovereign States, supported by military coercion, has never been found effectual.
But in its construction the Convention immediately perceived that they must retrace their steps, and fall back from a league of friendship between sovereign States to the constituent sovereignty of the people; from power to right--from the irresponsible despotism of State sovereignty to the self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence.
Bottom line, bilang sovereign state, may agreement tayo with another sovereign state, he said.
In an official statement on the occasion of International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Nigerien Minister of Foreign Affairs reiterated his government's "profound support for the rights of the Palestinian people to self-determination and the establishment of its sovereign state.
We are a sovereign state and if another country seeks to join us, the government must be convinced by the move and then refer the issue to the Sudanese people", he added.
1929: The 109 acres of the Vatican in Rome was made an independent sovereign state under the Lateran Treaty.
Scots are to decide in a referendum on September 18 on whether to become an independent sovereign state, ending some 300 years of union with the rest of Britain.
Many were your colleagues, he pointed out, who gave up their lives so that the Republic of Cyprus can be today an independent, sovereign state.
As the Greek Cypriot negotiator said, the Turkish Cypriot leader insisted that "we have two sovereign states that will decide one day to join together and share in common a small number of powers while maintaining their sovereignty, citizens and all characteristics of a sovereign state.
The Minister said Pakistan is an independent and sovereign state and will not allow anyone to interfere in its internal affairs.