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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said a Republican Form of Government to a Sovereign State.
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.
their place as a sovereign State of the American Union.
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.
The agitator groups held a prayer session and insisted that there was no going back on their quest for a sovereign state of Biafra.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has said that Pakistan is a sovereign country and statements by the US officials against a sovereign state would not help achieving goals and targets against terrorism.
He said Pakistan was a sovereign country and statements by the US against a sovereign state would not help achieving goals and targets against terrorism as joint efforts were needed to combat the menace.
Aizaz said Pakistan was a sovereign country and hostile statements by the United States against a sovereign state would not help achieve goals and targets against terrorism.
ISLAMABAD -- In a pointed reference to United States Vice President Mike Pence's warning to Pakistan during his visit to Kabul earlier this week, Chairman of the Senate Mian Raza Rabbani said on Sunday Pakistan being a sovereign state is not in the habit of taking notices from anyone, let alone US.
Another complicating factor in setting up a country is the fact that, for one territory to become a new state, another already existing sovereign state must lose some of its territory.
Download UK embassy: Lebanese Army is a key component of a strong, sovereign state NNA - On the occasion of Lebanon's Army Day, Charge D'Affaires Benjamin Wastnage at the British embassy said: "The UK has been a steadfast supporter of the Lebanese Army for many years now, as a key component of a strong, sovereign state.