Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
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.
Chun, Jong-Joon, "The Settlement of the Future of Taiwan: The Application of Divided Sovereignty" (1985). Student Work. 2255.