Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Political Science

First Advisor

Dr. Chung


The modern State is a sovereign State. It is independent in the face of other nations. It may instill its will towards them with a substance which need not be affected by the will of any external power. It is also internally supreme over the territory that it controls. Thus, the existence of a state or government is independent of recognition, which is granted by other members of the international community for its mutual interest. When a new state or government is established in control of a defined territory and the bulk of its population, with sufficient stability and capability to carry out international obligations, it is generally time for other states to extend recognition, in the absence of special political considerations.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Political Science and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright Jong-Joon Chun May, 1985