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What is a Nation-State? : 

What is a Nation-State?

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Essential Features/Characteristics of a State (all states/nation-states/countries MUST possess the following four characteristics)

Territory – an established boundary : 

Territory – an established boundary Google images Google images

Sovereignty – absolute authority within territorial boundaries : 

Sovereignty – absolute authority within territorial boundaries Have ultimate rule over the territory Google images Google images

Government – institution through which state maintains social order : 

Government – institution through which state maintains social order Google images Google images

Population – the people : 

Population – the people Google images

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Theories of the Origin of the State (where did states/governments come from?)

Evolutionary Theory: government evolved from the family : 

Evolutionary Theory: government evolved from the family Google images Google images Google images Google images Google images

Force Theory: government emerged when all people of an area were brought under the authority of one person or group : 

Force Theory: government emerged when all people of an area were brought under the authority of one person or group Google images

Divine Right Theory: Ruler’s authority comes from God : 

Divine Right Theory: Ruler’s authority comes from God Google images Google images Google images

Social Contract Theory: Proposed by Thomas Hobbs and refined by John Locke, states that ruler’s power comes from the consent of the governed. : 

Social Contract Theory: Proposed by Thomas Hobbs and refined by John Locke, states that ruler’s power comes from the consent of the governed. Google images

Purposes of Government : 

Purposes of Government

Maintain Social Order : 

Maintain Social Order

Provide Public Services : 

Provide Public Services

Provide National Security : 

Provide National Security

Make Economic Decisions : 

Make Economic Decisions

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Essential Features/Characteristics of a State (all states/nation-states/countries MUST possess the following four characteristics)  Territory – established boundary Sovereignty – absolute authority within territorial boundaries  Government – institution through which state maintains social order  Population – the people

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Theories of the Origin of the State (where did states/governments come from?)  Evolutionary Theory: government evolved from the family  Force Theory: government emerged when all people of an area were brought under the authority of one person or group  Divine Right Theory: Ruler’s authority comes from God  Social Contract Theory: Proposed by Thomas Hobbs and refined by John Locke, states that ruler’s power comes from the consent of the governed

Purposes of Government : 

Purposes of Government Maintain Social Order Provide Public Services Provide National Security Make Economic Decisions

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