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State by Mind Map: State

1. International Laws and Doctrines

1.1. Montevideo Convention

1.1.1. Laid down the requisites of a State

1.2. State Continuity

1.2.1. The Principle in which the State will continue to be recognized as the same corporate person even if there are radical changes made in the internal organization. Ex. When the regime-government is changed through Charter-Change. etc. or when the state is under Martial Law.

1.3. State Succession

1.3.1. Secession of states, Annexation, merger and consolidation, decolonization. occurs when the responsibilty over a certain territory is turned over to another another State.

1.4. Free Association

1.4.1. This is the middle ground of Independence and Integration. When two states of unequal power come together for the purposes of delegation of responsibilities while maintaining their status as a State. This is a transitional device for colonies to full independence. In short, "walk with me till I can stand on my own two feet."

1.5. Jus Cogens and Ergo Omnes

1.5.1. States become party to international laws at its establishment but only bound when

1.6. Clean Slate Doctrine

1.6.1. This means that when a state is born out of separation of territory from another state's jurisdiction, it is deemed free from all obligations arising from its former association with the State.

2. Concept

2.1. Requisites

2.1.1. Laid down by the Montevideo Convection in Uruguay. The state basically has to have 1. Permanent Population- This means there are actual inhabitants and settlers- not like Amazon or Antarctica. No Minimum No. just like Vatican which has only a population of 300. 2. Defined Territory - The borderlines are clear. There are clear boundaries as to its jurisdiction. No minimum size. 3. Government- There is a functioning governing body. They can either be De Facto or De Jure. 4. Capacity to enter into relations with other states- some colonies, under the tutelage of a more powerful nation are not independent and cannot enter into relations with other states. Not just subservient to other countries.

2.2. Creation:

2.2.1. When?

2.2.1.1. A state comes into existence when a community acquires the essential Characteristics of a State.

2.2.2. How?

2.2.2.1. One of the most common instances when this occurs is through Decolonization -it is when A colony breaks away from its foreign colonizers and the other most common is State Succession, in which a part of an existing state's territory had successfully established independency.

2.3. Abolition

2.4. Nation V Colony V State

3. Classifications: