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(ˈmɪn iˌsteɪt)

a small, independent nation.
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The fourth factor is allowing Gaza to be a Palestinian ministate under Hamas's rule, Ghattas forecasted.
"This reality was corroborated by the news conference held by Siniora, who not only rebutted the corruption allegations against him, but also struck back at Hezbollah, accusing the party of being involved in political corruption through establishing a ministate within the Lebanese state."
Of the area teams competing in this ministate 23-team field, Lake Zurich ended in fourth (5,805), Lake Park fifth (5,767), Vernon Hills sixth (5,562), Stevenson seventh (5,557), Warren 11th (5,435), Libertyville 13th (5,362), Grayslake Central 16th (4,916), Fenton 20th (4,563) and Streamwood 21st (4,507).
Understandably, this Jewish ministate couldn't be militarized because of the dangers it would represent to Palestine.
Slobodan Praljak, 72, claimed to have drunk poison from a bottle shortly after appeal judges confirmed his jail term for involvement in a campaign to drive Muslims out of a would-be Bosnian Croat ministate in Bosnia in the early 1990s.
In Iraq, as in Syria, the imminent extinguishing of the ministate of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS or IS) is raising the question of whether U.S.
Summary: The US has not yet indicated whether it would protect the fledgling ministate being forged by Syria's Kurds
For all of the talk of combating the Islamic State, Russia's real aim is to push back rebel groups and secure this ministate. Given what Assad's allies are willing to do to salvage this 'Little Syria' " compared with the limited intervention being considered by Putin's international antagonists " this is probably an achievable goal.
(23) In other words, the situation of a church which dominates a ministate will be spiritually unhealthy; awareness of, and interaction with, communities founded on different principles will help the community pursue its understanding of the good life.
After Israel toppled the Palestinian ministate there, Reagan hoped it would unleash a naturally democratic order, with just a little midwifing help from U.S.
A majority of the three-judge panel says that late-Croat President Franjo Tudjman was a key member of a plan to carve out a Croat ministate in Bosnia with the aim of later uniting it with his country to create a greater Croatia, or leaving it as a separate independent state.

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